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Graduated Elderberries (numero 3)

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BraveLilBear Tue 09-Apr-13 10:26:20

Welcome back oh graduated elderberries. Let us discuss the delights of being over-30 first-timers with google obsessions grin

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 12:58:47

We're full! Let's meet at Elderberry thread 4.

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 12:47:45

yay alex, super pleased for you!

had booking in appt today, lots of dull ofrm filling but they were quite nice!

Hazle - D-day 21st of June
Cavort - D-Day 26th June
Purplemonster - 2nd July
Janey - D-day 9th July
Alex - D-day 28th Nov
foody - D-day 26th Dec

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 12:44:34

And me:

Hazle - D-day 21st of June
Cavort - D-Day 26th June
Purplemonster - 2nd July
Janey - D-day 9th July
Alex - D-day 28th Nov
Frog - D-day 13th Jan 2014 (unofficially according to FF & until docs tell me otherwise!)

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 12:40:09

OK whoever posts the last comment here will make a new thread!

janey1234 Tue 14-May-13 12:33:56

Added Alex in below:

Hazle - D-day 21st of June
Cavort - D-Day 26th June
Purplemonster - 2nd July
Janey - D-day 9th July
Alex - D-day 28th Nov

Purplemonster Tue 14-May-13 12:18:04

Hazle D-day 21st of June
Cavort. D-Day 26th June
Purplemonster - 2nd July
Janey - D-day 9th July

Cross posts Cavort but I've added you in!

Purplemonster Tue 14-May-13 12:17:24

Yay! Brilliant news Alex and well done for not murdering your MIL like I would have done wink

There's only one hospital where I live really unless you want to drive an hour or more to one of the two nearest cities. Just to be awkward I'm still hoping to drive past my hospital to the MLU anyway although that's all still being argued about under discussion due to my stupid liver.

Hazle D-day 21st of June
Purplemonster - 2nd July
Janey - D-day 9th July

Cavort Tue 14-May-13 12:15:17

Cavort. D-Day 26th June OMFG that's 6 weeks away!

New phone and can't work out how to copy and paste sorry blush

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 12:11:08

gah, day. My keyboard keeps switching to Swiss German layout and for some odd reason they have exchanged y and z. Just to confuse foreigners.

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 12:10:16

Hazle D-daz 21st of June
Janey - D-day 9th July

janey1234 Tue 14-May-13 12:07:07

Also - I was thinking...

We're nearly out of space again on this thread (we love to chat!) - and given we're nearing D-day for some of us - I was wondering if we could start all listing our due dates, so it can be the first post of the next thread, as I keep forgetting when everyone is due? So I will start...

Janey - D-day 9th July

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 11:51:15

Excellent news!

(and we'll need a new thread soon!)

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 11:45:39

grin Alex. Am so pleased for you!

janey1234 Tue 14-May-13 11:43:17

Amazing news Alex. So happy for you both smile

Cavort Tue 14-May-13 11:42:59

Aww that's great news Alex! And really good that they've got you in for a further appointment so soon. Don't worry about work, you have bigger fish to fry grin

Alexandra6 Tue 14-May-13 11:25:51

My scan went brilliantly!! Am so happy grin It was moving around and wriggling loads (might have something to do with the chocolate milkshake I had for breakfast!!) and we could see its little face, so cute, it crossed its legs and rubbed its hands on its head!

Downs risk looked low based on nuchal, so have to wait for bloods, and have to go back again later today as the midwife is going to squeeze me in for a specialist app to talk about my cervix as I had treatment on it years ago so want to make sure it's monitored - think he needs to agree it's high risk and they removed enough to justify monitoring. Work won't be happy about that but I'm pissed off with them anyway as my boss phoned me about a work issue at the hospital and hasn't bothered to ask how it went or anything!

Anyway sorry for the me, me, me post but just can't stop smiling and looking at the pics grin

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 10:01:15

Ooh exciting Alex! I don't actually want to go to either of my local hospitals & don't have any statistics to back up my preference yet but just what I've seen / heard. The third one is probably quicker up the motorway than the second closest anyway. And DP being an advance police driver could always come in handy - maybe he could borrow a blue light just in case ;-)
I do the same as you janey on the password front!

janey1234 Tue 14-May-13 09:53:59

Agreed Hazle. Our IT dept are driving me mad, making me change mine all the time. And when I was in Thailand they demanded I changed it again - but I couldn't do it from my iphone - which effectively meant I was locked out of my e-mails for the entire holiday. Suited me, but work pay my phone bill and give me an iphone as a perk in exchange for me staying vaguely on top of things when I'm away (and I prefer it like that anyway) so was very frustrating indeed to not be able to see anything just because I hadn't changed my password for five minutes.

I've now resorted to using the same main body of a password, but then just adding 01, 02, 03 at the end blush

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 09:25:51

Annoying thing of this morning, totally unrelated to pregnancy - yes, I understand IT-security is important and it's not really smart to choose 1234 as your password. But I passionately hate all those "Your password has to be 8 letters, both lower and upper characters, include at least 3 numbers and 2 symbols..oh, and you have to change it every week, but you can't use any that you have previously used".

Do they actually think I can possibly remember those passwords? Of course I can't, which means I have to write them down somewhere, which of course makes it way less unsafe than a normal password I could, in fact, simply remember.
(but if you have forgotten this ridiculous password, then you can just click and they send you a new one by email, no questions asked hmm )

HazleNutt Tue 14-May-13 09:14:06

YANBU! And MIL is very cheeky expecting to share such a moment.

As for hospitals, I've done the same, I have a local one 10 min away but chose another, about 40 min drive. The local is quite modest, while the other has excellent specialists, fancy new neonatal unit etc - I think the extra time is worth it, would feel safer there knowing that everything I might possibly need is available. And realistically, it's quite unlikely I would give birth in less than 40 minutes.

Good luck - I think the 12-week scan was actually the most interesting, as the little guy was literally jumping around like a kangaroo!

janey1234 Tue 14-May-13 08:43:54

No you are not being unreasonable!! Unbelievable she was going to hang around and wanted to come in with you? As I often say, you have FAR more patience than I do.
You can change hospitals at any point, so is easy to do that if you want. Maybe go in and do a tour of each and see which you prefer? The reason I chose ours, amongst other reasons (which actually might be irrelevant if I have elcs) is that you're more likely to get the pain relief of your choice at our hospital (81% getting the pain relief they requested vs 68%), more likely to have one to one care during labour (31 births per midwife vs 37 births) and the neonatal care is far better (according to the two paediatric consultants in my family) at ours if the baby needs any help... I kind of feel I'm saying this now just to annoy your MIL! wink
GOOD LUCK with the scan - it's very very nerve wracking, but very very special - too right it should just be the two of you there. Thinking of you!

Alexandra6 Tue 14-May-13 08:28:58

Ps AIBU?!?? Feel guilty now and it's ruining how I feel about the excitement of the scan!

Alexandra6 Tue 14-May-13 08:16:59

Made me laugh about the dongle cavort SPD sounds horrible though sad

I'm at the hospital, really early (bit keen) also a bit annoyed as DH asked MIL to give us a lift which of course is nice but I didn't realise their plan was for her to hang around with us at the hospital and I think maybe she was even hoping to come in but I really think it's something special between DH and I?! (Not being ungrateful) What didn't help is she thinks I've made the wrong hospital choice as it's a drive away whereas we have a local one but I'd heard a couple of things were a bit better about the other one. I was doubting the choice anyway as it isn't that convenient to get to, but having a massive lecture about it from MIL as we sat in rush hour traffic didn't help, especially as I'm obviously very nervous, and she didn't give up the topic and went on and on about what if I was in labour now etc. I was already thinking about swapping back to the local hospital but now feel like being stubborn just because I'm irritated about being told what to do! Anyway she was finding a parking space and I nicely spoke to DH (think he realised she'd gone too far with her lecture) so he asked her to go home and come and pick us up after. Feel a bit bad - but very relieved! wink Now I can focus on being massively nervous in peace!

Cavort Mon 13-May-13 22:24:49

Great news Foody and good luck for tomorrow Alex.

I am secretly MNing on DH's new Wi-Fi dongle while he is in the shower. I can't tell him I'm using it as I kicked up a fuss about him getting it so he could work while we're away. I can't even get phone reception here let alone 3G.

I have aggrivated my SPD already by walking along the beach sad I am genuinely grateful to be pregnant but the symptoms really can suck ass sad

Alexandra6 Mon 13-May-13 21:57:56

Congrats foody!

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