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Barman! A pint of your finest Gaviscon with a ferrous sulphate chaser if you please! On the February 2012 Baby Bus.

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BillComptonstrousers Thu 15-Dec-11 21:35:14

Right then my lovelies, this thread is going sloooooowly now we have our little secret facebook group smile

But we need to keep posting here for people who haven't joined our other group, so keep on going!

If anyone wants to join the facebook group, can they ask someone cleverer than me <thicko emoticon> and they will set it up for you!

Old thread is here

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Tue 11-Dec-12 23:36:45

You're a year behind!grin

InTheNightGarden Mon 01-Oct-12 10:27:27

seems that I found one of your old threads so I've just skipped through god knows how many threads to get here haha.... fingers crossed this is the newest one!!!

I'm 20+2 and "hopefully" finding out what we're having tomoz smile hoping for a lil boy as we have a gorgeous dd and one of each would be lovely!!

who's found out what they're having?
can someone set a link up to the Facebook group? smile smile : ) pretty please!!!

Enraha Fri 03-Feb-12 05:04:44

Best of luck Squiglett, hope there's not too much waiting. Once you're in theatre it's all incredibly fast and exciting. There'll be a happy crowd of medical types in with you!

Squiglettsmummy2bx Fri 03-Feb-12 04:10:36

Congratulations woowa too smile x

Squiglettsmummy2bx Fri 03-Feb-12 04:10:02

Congratulations enraha & helium balloon smile
I am off to the hospital in 3 & a half hrs for elcs & very excited smile a little nervous & absolutely starving! Lol
Glad to read of your positive experience enraha, has perked me up no end.
Good luck to the other bumps waiting to pop grin see you all on fb blush x

woowa Thu 02-Feb-12 22:12:32

Raphaiah is from 1 Chronicles 7. Most bibles actually say Rephaiah but we didn't want him to be called Ref smile we found one really obscure bible which spells it with an A, so that's enough for us!! It means The Lord Heals, which is very apt for the IVF pregnancy and getting us through all the medical stuff.

3 hours sleep in last 48 hours...must now try to sleep as milk is in and Raph more content. All you pregnant people, SLEEP NOW!!

BillComptonstrousers Thu 02-Feb-12 11:12:27

Congrats on all the lovely new babies, am so jealous of all the squishy cuddles going on!

Had to start a new thread here as this one is bursting at the seams.

Bugger me this will be our last thread before post natal...shock

patsdeadfrank Thu 02-Feb-12 10:56:55

congrats hellium and woowa well done you lovely ladies. you are all making me more impatient for my baby.xxxxxxxxxxx have lots of hugs for me.

hermionejgranger Thu 02-Feb-12 10:53:50

congratulations helium that's lovely news! a little girl - we are short of those on the bus at the moment! Hope the tits-and-stitches <chuckle> pain goes away quickly for you!

monkey glad it's just the legs...but you make sure you keep an eye on it, ok <mother voice>? And YAY for nearly complete bedrooms!! Oh and a further voice in support (well 2 actually if you include DH) of your DP going on antenatal classes with you and not moaning about it! DH didn't need to be asked to come along - he said "well you're going to be pooing yourself and making amusing noises so one of us should know what's going on"...such a delight.

Enraha Thu 02-Feb-12 10:46:35

Wow Heliumballoon - brilliant news, congratulations, that was an express delivery! Birth is such an unpredictable thing isn't it? Congrats Woowa too.

Thanks for the messages. We're back home now, queue-jumper DS born on the last day of Jan. Planned section in the end, but a fairly late call. A couple of tricky medical issues on my side risked me having a highly medicalised VBAC (and then, if we're honest, probably another EMCS - which I absolutely didn't want, DDs birth was a complete nightmare), so given the option at the final consultant appt and one last scan to check size (large!), we cut to the chase and booked in for the chop.

Anyway, all went very smoothly. Great surgical/midwife team and very spookily quiet post natal unit made for the best experience I could have hoped for. DS is a surprise boy, and joins a massively excited 4 YO sister, who seems like a giant now, even though he's a chunky 3.8kg.

When they announced his sex in theatre, I felt a bit wierd. I've absolutely no clue about little boys, but he seems really lovely and is feeding very enthusiastically, a lot! I think the relaxed arrival and start in life has really helped us this time. If anyone is heading for a section or wants to compare notes after the event, do quiz me while the memory is still fresh and the bags only just unpacked smile. A bit strange not experiencing full on labour this time. So happy, and so much nicer than late pregnancy. Jan was one big slog! Enjoying the happy hormones while they last...

littlemonkeybix Thu 02-Feb-12 10:30:32

Aww Congratulations helium How lovely!

I do like a positive story grin

Today... woken up with NORMAL LEGS... already in flip flops at work, and have legs up on furry footstool. Slept on the couch again last night to raise my legs without disturbing DP (who has been great at me flaking out last night, and doing zero housework/cooking since the weekend!! I tell a lie... I cooked chilli on Monday so he could make enchiladas for us)

Anyway, I spoke to the MW last night (as she runs the aquanatal) and as I only have megalegs, and no other symptoms, she's happy for me to monitor for now. Any changes I am to ring them or the hospital triage. I have an appointment with her on Weds anyway so she'll check up on me there too.

I asked about sweeps, as I didnt want to do the induction route. She can't do one until due date and onward, it's only the doctors that can do one prior to that. So I have to have a bit of a think... see if I want to try earlier, and see if I can make them let me have one earlier.

Oh I wish it was Tuesday already.... then I'd have my lovely lunch out to look forward to followed by LEAVING WORK <sob sob>

Antenatal class on Saturday... DP already moaning about it... but in a much lesser way... I made a point of saying in front of him and my mum that I need him to know everything for when I flake out... she backed me up. Not heard much from him since on the subject.

Plus (last thing I promise.... info overload!) Paint picked! He's buying tonight, and we're getting some coats of undercoat on tonight WOOHOO Carpet decision on Sunday (3 to pick between) I'll be in a bedroom before I know it! <still not holding breath>


FundusCrispyPancake Thu 02-Feb-12 09:58:08

Congratulations heliumbaloon !

heliumballoon Thu 02-Feb-12 09:31:39

Congrats enraha and woowa
another longtime lurker here
I had my DD2 early on Sat morning. On Friday I was feeling unwell with really really bad D&V (sorry if TMI) from mid afternoon, then I tried to distract myself by watching TV till about 2300. My contractions were long and irregular so I assumed nothing much going on. About 1hr later I thought I might ring the birth centre but they said they might not take me because of the D&V so to go to triage instead. That's when things started to get exciting! Suddenly I started bleeding and my contractions ramped up hugely, I was hanging off the bath rail begging DH to get a taxi. Eventually he got one and we went to hospital (only 10 mins away thank God) and when there I delivered within 15 mins in four pushes with no pain relief. I repeat no pain relief!!!
So my top tip is especially if this is your second child and you had a reasonable first birth (mine was 6 hrs) do not ignore tightening and do your hypnotherapy woo because it might mean you forget to go to hospital!!!
We were kept in for three nights and now at home snuggling. My tits and stitches are painful but this still beats the pain of being pg- take heart ladies!!
To the poster upthread wondering about a nursing chair- I love mine!!

FundusCrispyPancake Thu 02-Feb-12 09:24:41

Congratulation enreha, woowa and esme (I am not on FB) thanks

A girl would be lovely, my family and DH's are full of boys so it would be nice to even things up a bit! However, people keep telling me I am having a boy because I am all 'out the front' hmm.

Yesterday evening it felt like baby pancake was trying to chew his/her way out of my cervix! DH was looking really worried at my squeals but then I had a peaceful night and nothing more today so far. Does anyone know if it means anything? I saw the midwife yesterday and she said I was unlikely to pop before my due date (20th).

hermionejgranger Thu 02-Feb-12 04:21:15

Yy fee... i think I'm secretly hoping for a girl too although i think that Bert is a boy... Feeling guilty much already in case of disappointment at birth? :-(

QueenFee Wed 01-Feb-12 23:23:43

Glad I was right in my assumption! Whoops that could have been embarrasing! Where is his name in the bible? (you did say it was biblical didnt you?) I love biblical names. And aww to the newborn bfing snuggles.

I am sort of secretly hoping that all the boys on the bus so far mean I am having a girl. I don't really mind but I know dd and mil really want a girl.

phlossie Wed 01-Feb-12 22:19:10

I had a telemetry cfm, which was amazing. I kept active throughout. Did get a bit annoyed at everyone looking at the print out.

Lovely to hear from you, woowa. It makes me so look forward to meeting my little person!


woowa Wed 01-Feb-12 21:25:36

Thank you all! i'm glad you realised he was a boy because i didn't actually say it!! i've now said to three people, "no, not Raphael..." Entirely our fault fir choosing a v unusual name!

On CFM. i was told it was a possibility, on being admitted, told it was compulsory. Was quite upset but in no mood to demand my rights. It was a bit annoying as it kept slipping (i either perched on bed edge or walked about for whole time), but in the end it was concentrating on keeping it picking up heart beat, listening to the heartbeat, watching the trace and using the tens which got me through each contraction and the hours in there! nice distracting things to look at and think about. so not all bad!!

just bf-ing the boy. so fun!


PamBeesly Wed 01-Feb-12 19:31:01

Congratulations woowa thanks

CoffeeOne Wed 01-Feb-12 19:20:56

Congratulations Enraha and Woowa! Wonderful news!!

QueenFee Wed 01-Feb-12 19:20:05

I had the clip on babys head too as we kept losing the trace. We also now have waterproof monitors so you still have a water birth.

I am hoping not to have cfm this time though.

ZhenThereWereTwo Wed 01-Feb-12 18:58:05

Glad you managed to have a belt and line on your cfm that allowed so much movement Xavelli. They also sometimes have telemetry cfm now, which is wireless that might be an option at your hospital, so worth asking (they do at mine, but it tends to go missing!)

Mine kept slipping and line was quite short so it was ball or bed and in the end just bed as the trace was not consistent enough.

I would consent if baby's heart decelerated on doppler, but not if there are no concerns as last time DD was fine before cfm, but heart rate dropped during pushing on my back, as being on back had got her head into a bad position.

Xavielli Wed 01-Feb-12 18:47:59

I had to have cfm because of the OC, I was up walking around the room and bouncing on a ball with it on so no need to be strapped to a bed. After a while I was moving so much that they put a little clip on babies head.

ZhenThereWereTwo Wed 01-Feb-12 17:48:01

Fetal distress can also be picked up by a doppler, they should be using it every 15 minutes through a contraction in the first stage and every 5 minutes in the second.

I am refusing as I want my midwife to be focused on me and baby, not a print out and also last time I had cfm, they didn't even notice my DD's heart rate had decelerated (MIL did) and they kept leaving the room and coming in just to check print out.

Also babies heart rate more likely to decelerate if lying on back due to poor blood supply and invariably monitor does not work properly in any other position as when you move they lose the trace.

PDog Wed 01-Feb-12 16:51:35

Thanks zhen. Not sure what to do yet as don't want to put baby at risk so will have a look at the link.

Devon - she couldn't really tell me other than I am classed as 'high risk' and it is hospital policy to monitor in these circumstances. I have a blood disorder than puts me at a higher risk of developing blood clots. This does not affect the baby so I don't really understand the need for monitoring. I had an uneventul pregnancy and labour with my first but I was monitored in labour. I wasn't told about this beforehand so just went along with the advice at the time. I ended up giving birth in stirrups on my back, which was very different from the active birth I wanted. Really hoping to avoid that this time.

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