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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

VodkaJelly Wed 14-Nov-12 09:55:14

Ooh Marking my place

DC4 - 25/12/12 - a girl after 3 boys smile

CODwidow Wed 14-Nov-12 10:01:10

Having one of those 'how will I cope with another' days sad feel like a bad parent and that I don't pay enough to each ds. Anyone else ever feel like this?? I'm sure it's just hormonal sad

So sorry to moan 5kids when your so ill.

GirlsGotInk85 Wed 14-Nov-12 10:35:51

Hi, I've just found out I'm expecting dc 4 on 16/07/2013. After initial shock I'm feeling rather positive. Would like to know if there is much difference going from 3 to 4??
Congratulations everyone x

CODwidow Wed 14-Nov-12 11:45:06

Congrats! Personally that was my easiest number, I found I was very relaxed with the changes going from 3 to 4 and he just fitted in with everything we already did. I became more organised but not in a bad way smile

cod I feel like that all the time! I feel like a terrible mum as im just so tired and struggling so much with this pregnancy. I keep telling them we'll have much more fun together in the hols next year once it's all over! Don't know how realistic that is but feel getting out with the pram will be easier than my current exhausted waddling.

I suffer from anxiety anyway and it feels worse at the mo sad

Welcome and congrats to girlsgot. Am on no4 now so will let you know how easy ( or otherwise) it is after jan! How old are your dcs?

5kids sorry to hear your still having problems, what a nightmare! I really hope they get it sorted soon x

CODwidow Wed 14-Nov-12 13:31:07

Thanks apple I have these days (even before pregnancy) when I feel I haven't paid one or all of them enough attention. But hey I will tell them all their lovely after school today! smile

Cravingtomatoes Wed 14-Nov-12 14:11:04

COD I seem to get those kind of days a lot at the moment, and we're home-educating our oldest too! So sometimes feel like a big failure. It doesn't help feeling so tired all the time and like I'm wading through porridge. Ah, when the baby is born, we will feel much more energetic I'm sure Apple. I'm having sleepless nights anyway.

Congratulatons Girls. We're about to go from 3 to 4 so know idea, but found 2 to 3 so much easier than 1 to 2 so hopefully the more you have the easier it gets grin - not that we're having anymore after this.

Cheers Lizard. I am a 3rd year student in the US smile. Not quite sure how I'm going to balance 3 LOs and continuing to apprentice...but I suppose if there is a will, there is a way.

Good to hear that 1-2 is more of a shock than 2-3. It's already so chaotic at our house that I'm sure just adding another screaming and loud creature won't be much of a change.

Cravingtomatoes Wed 14-Nov-12 17:49:59

I second that bringon!

Sams4lo Wed 14-Nov-12 18:16:03

Can totally understand, we are going from 4 to 5, and home educate ours smile I am grateful at the moment as there is no way I could do the school run, it nearly killed me yesterday getting out of bed by 9! Lol x dd1 did some reading to the younger ones today and then asked questions smile love my dc x

Oodthunkit Wed 14-Nov-12 18:42:58

Just marking my place. Too knackered to post properly blush

CODwidow Wed 14-Nov-12 20:36:59

sam I admire you! I'm going from 4to 5 and my main issue is school work and keeping up with it all! I feel so under pressure as there is so much to keep up with. Although after parents evening tonight with 4 glowing reports I guess I must be doing ok!

Cravingtomatoes Wed 14-Nov-12 21:47:28

Know what you mean about the school run Sam - I am in AWE now of any parent (especially the ones on this thread with 3 or more DCs) who get their DCs to school on time. We are always late for DC1's one "early" activity each week which starts at 9:30am. Great your DD1 is so helpful with the others too.

Well done COD with your DC's school reports!

Bringon impressive that you're training as a mw with 2 DCs and a LO on it's way - good luck with it all and it sounds like you'll get there no matter what. How many years is your training?

Cheers crave. It's usually around 3-5 years here just due to so many ways to get the education and to get clinical experience with different midwives. I'm going to take a baby-break for a while, so looks like I'll push out the timeline a bit.

Feeling like a crazy lady over here blush. What's the earliest you've felt your 3rd, 4th, etc babies? I'm 10+3 right now and I swear I've felt this one last night and today. It's SO early!

Cravingtomatoes Wed 14-Nov-12 22:35:11

bringon I think you know what the movements feel like after having 1 or more. People always say it's impossible to feel the baby moving so early, but I am also certain I felt DC2 around 11/12 weeks and this one the same! So I believe you smile

LimeLeafLizard Wed 14-Nov-12 22:55:49

bringon 10 weeks is early to feel movement..! I didn't feel anything until about 17 weeks this time, but perhaps I am just too inattentive. It is such a lovely feeling, one of the good bits about pregnancy.

Interesting comments about the school run - funnily enough the morning school run is the only part of my day that I really dislike. Although we've never been late, it always feels like we're going to be, and however organised I think I am, there is always this last minute rush of telling the DCs 400 times to put their shoes on! Sometimes I fantasize about home educating but by the end of the next school holidays I've decided against it!

Welcome Girls and VodkaJelly - I'll add you both to the stats. Vodka I think there are a few of us expecting a girl after several boys... funny co-incidence! You have a memorable due date - although perhaps you'd rather give birth on a different day so you can celebrate, and so that your baby doesn't have to share her birthday with Christmas?

LimeLeafLizard Wed 14-Nov-12 23:00:04

Terilou - DC4 07/11/12
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
VodkaJelly - DC4 - 25/12/12
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
GirlsGotInk85 - DC4 16/07/2013
WishIwasonholiday -dc3 19/7/13

enjay0811 Wed 14-Nov-12 23:10:11

Evening all, jst adding myself to the stats

Terilou - DC4 07/11/12
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
VodkaJelly - DC4 - 25/12/12
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
enjay0811 - dc3 19/4/13
Bringonthetrumpets - dc3 10/6/13
Sams4lo - DC5 07/06/13
DontSweat - DC3 15/6/13
GirlsGotInk85 - DC4 16/07/2013
WishIwasonholiday -dc3 19/7/13

terilou87 Thu 15-Nov-12 02:55:59

cant sleep ds2 throwing up all night sad, well sweep hasn't worked so far booked in for induction on monday not long nowgrin

Sorry your DS isn't well Terilou, very exciting about Monday though. Another thread baby! Also awake (obviously)...dd3 still getting used to sleeping in her own room and we've had frequent set backs as she was unwell and back in with us earlier in the week. Tonight, bed at 6.30, in and out of sleep between 11 and 12 and awake now. I'm shattered sad.

<<<waves to all the other lovely ladies>>>

5kidsnobump Thu 15-Nov-12 08:28:20

Well still in hospital. Although Bp levels don't seem so bad now, so wondering if they might let me back out. Still wondering if Bp will stay down once I'm at home with all the kids! 5 kids is probably enough to give anyone high blood pressure!

Not long now then terilou at least it will all be over soon!

cod I also struggle with the school work, and only 2 of mine r at school, and they r only in infants, so only reading and basic homework. I have been very bad at fitting it in while being knackered and pregnant. And as for the school run, I haven't even got organised with a triple buggy yet, was meant to be sorting that while dh was off, but hasn't happened as i've spent so much time in hospital sad

Oodthunkit Thu 15-Nov-12 08:47:50

5kids just go and start a thread and buy whatever MN recommends, let the Internet do the work!

learnermummy Thu 15-Nov-12 09:56:03

Hi I'm new on here. Surprise DC3 due 22.06.13, DS1 is 6 and DS2 is 3. Still quite shocked by it all and finding it hard to come to terms with as had convinced myself that two was plenty! Am also dreading telling people as I often said 2 was enough....
Don't feel pg at all which doesn't help although a scan last week showed a flickering heart beat so it's definitely in there!
Assure me it will all be OK in the end!!

icequeenkate Thu 15-Nov-12 14:24:26

marking place. knackered!

Good luck terilou!

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