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Pregnant with no. 3 / 4 / 5..?! Thread #2

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LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 16:46:16

If you're pregnant with your third / fourth / fifth DC, come and chat.

This probably should be in antenatal clubs now (?) but I wanted to post this in the same place as the old thread so we can all find it!

Here is the old thread

LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 16:48:15

Stats as they were last posted:

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

wishiwasonholiday Tue 13-Nov-12 16:50:50

Can I join? Expecting dc3 19/07/13, had a nightmare pregnancy last time so hoping its better this time but gp is concerned about my blood pressure and referring me to antenatal consultant urgently.

Oodthunkit Tue 13-Nov-12 16:56:47

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
WishIwasonholiday -dc3 19/7/13

Welcome wishIwas smile

LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 16:58:32

Hello, Wish, nice to see you. Hope this pregnancy goes well for you. You must be quite early on, then, with a July due date? I think I was only about 4 weeks when I started the other thread - time flies!

CODwidow Tue 13-Nov-12 17:03:07

Just signing in

Countmyblessings Tue 13-Nov-12 17:25:57

Just marking a nice snug spot getting comfy!
Will pop back!!!!

wishiwasonholiday Tue 13-Nov-12 17:49:58

Hi, yes am only 4 + 4, July seems like forever!

terilou87 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:57:07

marking spot .was due 07/11/12 so 40+6 today on baby no 4

Cravingtomatoes Tue 13-Nov-12 19:01:28

Hi everyone I've not posted in ages as RL has been quite hard (both with pg and everything else). Great to see this is on it's 2nd thread already! Congratulations to all you lovely ladies who have had babies and glad all is well with you and your LOs. 5kids so sorry to hear you've been so ill - can't believe they didn't really pick up on the PE before the birth. I hope you are well on the mend now.

So I'm now 34+2 - this is the exact time DC3 was born so am feeling a bit nervous. Will be happy if bump stays put till at least the beginning of Dec! SPD has been awful - at times I can't walk even with crutches; have been on antibiotics which have caused thrush; have been monitored twice in hospital as felt like I was contracting; and now I have a big itchy rash on my bump. Other than that all is well! And bump is well which is the main thing.

Sorry to hear that some of you have been suffering with SPD too, and lime hope you're feeling better after your funny turn at the supermarket. How awful for you.

Cravingtomatoes Tue 13-Nov-12 19:02:56

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
Cravingtomatoes - DC4 23/12/12
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
WishIwasonholiday -dc3 19/7/13

Oo a sparkly new thread!

Welcome wish hope it flies by for you. How old are your dcs?

terilou wow you must be more than ready for baby to arrive! Was hoping that 4th babies turned up on time!

craving sorry your having a hard time at least you are on the home straight now!

Hello to everyone else <waves>

5kidsnobump Tue 13-Nov-12 19:37:28

Well things not going so well today. Had one day out of hospital, but then this morning mega headache back, blurred vision. Dh phoned midwife who came out and Bp sky high again at 165/100. Even she said that was a ridiculous reading given the amount of medication i'm taking sad

Consultant I saw this afternoon said they don't know why Bp is not under control on the medication. Starting 2 feel very depressed with the whole situation. DD1 was crying on the phone when she got in from school and realised I was back in hospital sad

Cravingtomatoes Tue 13-Nov-12 20:33:50

Yes Apple am almost there - good thing too, as am craving pâté like you wouldn't believe and can't hold out much longer!

5kids sorry you're still so unwell and not surprised it's bringing you all down. Hope that it's all under control really soon thanks

Oodthunkit Tue 13-Nov-12 20:35:23

5kids poor all of you. (((()))).

terilou87 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:46:30

yeah sad me too but iv only one of my others were early so kind of expected it. any day now though smile

Lovely new thread, thank you Lime.

5kids... you poor thing, you must be so fed up. Have you got lots of help in rl? I really hope you start to recover soon. I know it's a long shot but please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Dd3 has rarely been ill so has been a bit affronted by her cough and cold today. She had a bit of a temperature and produced a magnificent poonami this morning. It was quite spectacular and resulted in many doors and window being opened and several items of clothing being binned. She hardly slept last night so I hope tonight she (I) can catch up a bit tonight.

Sorry for typos...too tired.

LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 22:20:36

Oh 5kids I am so sorry to hear you're back in hospital and really hope the docs manage to figure out soon what is going on. You must all be so fed up. Hugs to you x

terilou, hope things kick off for you very soon... we haven't heard from Peterpie for a few days but you're in with a chance of having the first birth of the thread!

Craving, lovely to hear from you but sorry you've had such a bag of health problems / symptoms. Hope things get a bit better from now on, and that you get through a few more weeks of pregnancy at least. Much as it is annoying to be overdue, I'm sure it is nothing to the worry of having a preemie. Was your DC3 in hospital for long?

Spring, yuck at poonami! You know it is a bad one when you have to throw clothes away! Hope she is better soon so you can both get some sleep.

Speaking of which, I'm feeling shattered. Night all!

cherrypiew3 Tue 13-Nov-12 22:42:39

Lime Thank you for the nice new thread.

Welcome Wish

Terilou I was also really hoping 4th babies arrived on time.

5kids So sorry you are not well and back in hospital again I really hope things improve soon.thanks

Craving Hope these next few weeks of pregnancy are better for you it sounds like it's been awful.

Spring Hope your dd is better and that you both get a good night sleep tonight.

One of the mums on the playground said to me today that my bump looked a different shape when I asked her which way she said it almost looks side ways not really sure what she meant by this.hmm

Cravingtomatoes Tue 13-Nov-12 23:22:50

Thanks Cherry. Sideways?! Hopefully it's just your baby changing position. Strange comment to make though!

Lime thanks too. DC3 was in NICU for 2 weeks but v poorly 1st week and I was quite traumatised by the whole thing, so yes, it was difficult. However, I can imagine that going overdue would be really hard and frustrating too. Hopefully your DC4 is on time!

Spring hope your DD is better soon - how awful for her and you (though had to smile at the term "poonami".)

Has anyone here had a rash on their bump? MW not overly concerned at check-up today, but it's getting worse and hot and itchy! I guess antihistamines are a big no-no in pg.??

Oh Craving check out PUPPS on Dr. Google. Usually it starts on the bump and then will spread over the body. The rash is very much the same in most women, so check out some pictures and talk to your midwife. I've had several patients with it as well as a friend. You can most definitely take antihistamines! Oatmeal baths and drinking nettle and dandelion infusions help to support the liver, which is a big proponent of the condition.

SeymoreInOz Wed 14-Nov-12 06:27:25

5kids so sorry to hear that, no wonder you are starting to feel depressed, I don't blame you. I really hope they get to the bottom of it asap. How was your BP during the pregnancy? Did you have anything similar with the other DCs?

teri good luck!!

Apparently baby is 4/5 engaged now, I guess it could be bobbing in and out though, I'm trying not to read too much into it!

For those with more than 2 DCs already, how do you cope with stress? I feel really, really stressed at the moment. I have just really shouted at the DC because they've been really trying this afternoon. Constant bickering, slamming doors, whinging, telling on each other etc. I'm just thinking that with a crying baby in the mix my head might explode! It doesn't help that DH works long hours and the family and friends I had for support last time are now on the other side of the world!

Cravingtomatoes Wed 14-Nov-12 08:35:32

Bringon many thanks for the info. I will definitely check that out and good to know it's very common, as it's burning like mad.

Seymore Sorry to hear you're feeling so stressed. We're the same with stress levels - the number of people also
means noise levels are so high, and I too worry about the extra stress/noise of a baby. I tend to cope at the moment by letting them watch more DVDs/TV, or keeping them all in separate rooms with a different activity (mine are all 5 and under so they're happy with sticker books and playdoh still!) I hope things get easier for you.

LimeLeafLizard Wed 14-Nov-12 09:49:55

I've never heard of PUPPS before - thankfully I don't have it, but boy does it make me sympathetic, Craving! Bringon I think I noticed you saying on another thread that you are a student midwife - have I remembered that correctly? You seem to give good advice, anyway!

Seymore I think stress is something all parents have in common! But yes, having several DC and being pregnant doesn't make it any easier. It is extra tough for you with half your support network on the other side of the world. My sister is in Aus and I sometimes wonder how she'll manage if she has kids (she wants them).
Personally I deal with stress by (a) having a good whinge and sometimes cry blush to DH and / or a good friend, and then (b) trying to work out what specifically is bothering me. E.g. DS2 is going through a phase of being really whiney, which makes his squabbles with his brothers really stressful to listen to. Working on his behaviour specifically - giving him different ways to respond - has helped a bit with the general stress level. It isn't easy though!

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