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November 2012 - but that's the month after next

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StuntNun Sun 16-Sep-12 06:33:02

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ShellyBobbs Mon 17-Sep-12 09:37:49

Swiss When it came to sleep, my first was a pain in the arse! OMG how we had any more I just don't know. She stopped having a sleep in the day at 9 MONTHS OLD, she NEVER napped again after that. Then somebody had to be in the room with her at night when she went to sleep otherwise she would scream until she was physically sick, then wake up in the night and sleep with us! As a baby she breast-fed all night for comfort, it was a horrendous couple of years.

She's now 12 and we have a job waking her up, never mind getting her out of bed, she is a typical teenager who is knackered all the time and spends as much time as possible tucked up in her pit lol. It all stopped soon after I had my son when she was 22 months old (glutten or what), he was absolutely perfect from day 1!

ValiumQueen Mon 17-Sep-12 09:39:06

daisy I think you will be! I am sure we are all hoping we will not deliver before you! There are two sets of twins though, who may be before you. At least you are having a bit of time to be prepared for the early arrival.

Darragh rhymes with barra as in 'roll out the' if that makes sense. It does not rhyme with Tara or Lara, like the Dara off the Apprentice. I think so anyway. Only two registered in Scotland last year.

Loving Nathanial though.

Thinking of you detective. My DH kicks things like bins when he is angry, and I get upset and very angry. I sometimes worry that he will hurt one of us when he does this, but I do not think he would. He is very gentle, and this is a safety valve. Much better they take it out on things than people or themselves. Others may disagree. if DH ever hurt me or a kid, I would throw him out, and he knows this. Hopefully last night gave your DP a fright, and he will behave better because of it.

Tummies post birth feel so funny, like wobbly jelly that does not belong to you. And you do feel empty, which after feeling like you will pop, takes a bit of getting used to.

I cannot recall who said about elective sections - they are completely different to emergency sections. I encourage you to have a read of the threads to be prepared physically, emotionally and practically.

ValiumQueen Mon 17-Sep-12 09:57:05

shelly I am having similar episodes, but only when I am physically overdoing things, or having knowingly got myself wound up or anxious. I am old and fat, with a history of anxiety which does not help. This should really not be happening when at rest and not being a stress bunny. I am concerned now that your chest is tight and you are feeling scared it will happen again. Please call triage to let them know there is a pattern emerging, and how you feel this morning, which is a bit different to before.

Please keep a record of symptoms, time they happen, duration, what you were doing preceding the event etc. also if they do not want to see you, is there someone who could sit with you, or at least call you every 30 mins, or you check in with them at regular times.

I may be completely overreacting, and I do not want to frighten you, but you sound quite frightened anyway, as does your DP. Thinking of you honey x

ValiumQueen Mon 17-Sep-12 10:00:10

I am off to see the consultant today, and have a growth scan too, so hope to get a date for my section. I am hoping for 25th Oct. I would happily have one tomorrow if there were no risk to the baby. I am bored of this game now.

ShellyBobbs Mon 17-Sep-12 10:10:37

VQ Thanks, I've got hubby, my best friend and MIL checking on me very regularly smile Your post made me cry, you're honored, it's the first time I've cried this pregnancy, in fact I just don't cry.

Good luck with the consultant and I know what you mean about wanting it to be finished with no risks, bring it on smile

DesperateHousewife21 Mon 17-Sep-12 10:16:14

All fine at the scan, she's head down (yay!) and in the exact position I thought she was. The blood flow through the placenta/ cord is fine. So just got to keep taking my daily aspirin and have one last scan next month but they're very happy with her growth which is good news smile

NattyCraig Mon 17-Sep-12 10:17:20

marking place

StuntNun Mon 17-Sep-12 10:23:19

Clarella really you can't get maternity wetsuits? There's a marketing opportunity waiting to happen! Maybe you could start a specialist company to exploit the gap in the market?

Shelly how about Finn, Connor, Reece or Ruari?

Right, must go and try and fit in some nesting in around preparing for the house viewing tomorrow. I'm going to install the car seat in the car because I have two big boxes taking up too much space in the house and I want to make sure it fits properly before baby arrives! With DS1 we found out at the hospital that the seatbelt wasn't long enough for the car seat. The only time in his life that DH has driven slowly and carefully!

SwissArmyWife Mon 17-Sep-12 10:32:28

Shelly I am looking forward to the day DD wants to stay in bed! I spent the first four months of her life stuck to the sofa with her on my chest, and saw many a sun rise. In fact that was when I first joined mn, out of sheer desperation! Hoping this one is more laid back, but you can never tell!

Also I do hope you're ok, it sounds like anxiety/panic attacks and it must be very scary for you. Hoping you get better and have lots of support smile

Right, I suppose I should do some housework or something....

ValiumQueen Mon 17-Sep-12 11:40:42

I did not mean to make you cry shelly glad you are being closely watched!

Iheartpasties Mon 17-Sep-12 11:45:27

Shelly oh my goodness it sounds very scary, you seem so brave to just send your dh off to work. I am thinking of you, and worrying, I'm just hoping it's not anything - perhpas panic attacks?

swissarmy a bad sleeper is the pits! I feel for you! Fingers crossed your little one will be the opposite to your dd!

To be honest thats why we are looking at a single bed with a triundle - we kinda know dd will need one of us sleeping with her some nights - just so we can all get some sleep and we thought maybe the bed with trundle might work., who knows!!

My friend in Finland has had her baby - a little boy, so excited for them all. I cant wait to hear a name, their little girl if called Freja (pronounced freya) it works in english and finish so I guess the boys name will have to work in both languages as well!!

MissMummy1 Mon 17-Sep-12 11:53:28

Freja is a lovely name pasties - I loved it but DH said no on the grounds it was 'too nordic'. Hmmph.

Shelly sending you lots of hugs and best wishes. Sounds very scary. I wouldn't have been brave enough to let DH out of my sight! I know you don't want to get it checked out due to your experience last week but please please don't suffer!

Detective hope things are better this morning. And you made him sleep in the car. Men are selfish prats sometimes, I've come to the conclusion they also have some sort of hormonal imbalance during pregnancy.

Really struggling with sleeping. We have a firm mattress in our room and a super soft one in the spare room. I spent all last night switching between the two rooms before giving up and crashing on the sofa. DH says I was whimpering in my sleep?! God knows what that could have been but I'm a bit sore and achey this morning. Quiet lazy day for me...

ShellyBobbs Mon 17-Sep-12 11:55:14

VQ Lol, it was me being soft and you being so kind x

Definitely not panic attacks, stress, anxiety etc. is the one thing I can say for certain that I have never had, my hubby can't understand that side of me being so laid back, there is nothing than can even give me a rise.

Hoping that once these new antibiotics kick in then things will start to settle down. I'm still thinking it's all to do with this bloody UTI that I've now had for 3 weeks and that it's spread. I've had really bad back ache for a few days now so thinking it's in my kidneys so it's only fair to assume it's elsewhere causing this severe breathlessness.

I am very bored today, not used to all this lying around in bed lark grin

ShellyBobbs Mon 17-Sep-12 11:56:47

MM Thanks, have you tried a blow up mattress, I luvz 'em, so comfy smile

MissMummy1 Mon 17-Sep-12 12:07:12

Shelly I'm scared I wouldn't be able to get up off one for my million trips to the loo in the middle of the night! We have a thin, self inflating one so might try that on top of one of the beds.

Iheartpasties Mon 17-Sep-12 12:16:41

oh - now I have an imagine in my mind that is making me giggle, a big pregnant lady stuck on her back in the middle of a big inflatable mattress not being able to get up - that would be what would happen to me!! I can barely get in and out of a normal bed atm!! smile

ShellyBobbs Mon 17-Sep-12 12:19:15

Haha, that's what I thought I'd be like when we went camping, rolling off it and crawling all the way to the toilet block grin

StuntNun Mon 17-Sep-12 12:20:56

DS1 asked me yesterday if whether my baby and SIL's baby are born on the same day (she's due four days after me) does that mean they are 'twin cousins'? I said I had no idea but at least it would be easy to remember each other's birthdays.

horseylady Mon 17-Sep-12 12:26:55

Thick question that I can not actually believe I'm checking but seeing as I bough cherry tomatoes into work instead of grapes I will lol

There is no difference between sleep suits and baby grows are there!? I can't see the difference!!

Iheartpasties Mon 17-Sep-12 12:42:51

Horsey no i dont think so !! when they are tiny it really doesnt matter what they wear when they are out - sleepy suits, baby grows, onsies, they all have lots of names but are the same thing smile some with feet some without. some with sleeves some without, some with legs some without.

Cacacaz Mon 17-Sep-12 12:44:05

horsey there is no difference, they are identical. The shops like to call them sleep suits in a ploy to make you think you need outfits for during the day!

detective! I hope you are okay and managed to sort everything out with dp

shelley I hope you feel better soon

I've phoned in sick at work today, hardly slept a wink all night, been sick this am and just generally felling horrid sad

We had the inlaws over for dinner last night, mil was getting on my nerves criticising our pram choice, " that carrycot doesn't look big enough for baby to be in for long and then I don't like the way it reclines when in pushchair mode" then I was told that if I'm planning to breastfeed that I should use a muslin to cover up so as not to make other people feel uncomfortable <I don't give a damn about other people, they can fuck right off as far as I'm concerned> I was very pleased with dh response to this he said " if people feel uncomfortable then they can look elsewhere" grin. Now I probably will want to hide away when breastfeeding ( if I am able to) but her comments made me furious as of breastfeeding is something to be ashamed of angry.

horseylady Mon 17-Sep-12 12:47:33

Brill what I thought that's good then.

Sorry to hear about the poorly people sad were having pizza for lunch!!!! Yum!!

DonnaDoon Mon 17-Sep-12 12:48:59

Valium Im with you on Ian its my DH s name and we are thinking of naming our youngest son it if its a boy...I know you are supposed to use for the eldest son but hey ho. Detective hope all is calm now we all have our fuses blow from time to time x Just had midwife and babys head is still down but is back to back and has showed me some excercises ( rocking on all fours basically) to try and get it to spin on its head lol. Apparantely delivery can be more painful when baby is back to back.

NervousAt20 Mon 17-Sep-12 12:58:58

Sounds horrible shelly hope it doesn't happen again

detective hope your DP crawls back with his tail between his legs and a big box of your fav chocolates!

daisy Enjoy your dinner out tonight, im sure you'll love getting off the ward for a little while. Are you all ready for LO? 

Glad everything went well with your scan DH

I got the new covers for my damn nursing chair this morning and they are nothing like what's advertised online and the women on the phone was so unhelpful and just didn't care angry think im just going to send it all back and look else where 

Anyone having really sore ribs sad there so painful, bending over and lying in bed is painful 

StuntNun Mon 17-Sep-12 13:10:47

Feckity feck the damn Maxi-Cosi Easybase doesn't fit in the car. I have the Cabriofix and the pushchair to go with it so does that mean I have to try and send the whole travel system back and start again? Can't see Kiddicare going for it and the postage is going to be ludicrous. I know I should have tried it out sooner but the car was a bit mucky inside (too many trips to the beach/sweets/McDs eaten in the car) and I wanted to get it cleaned out before putting the brand new baby stuff in.

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