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Due in July 2013 - newborns to the left of me, big bumps to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you babe!

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SlouchingPanda Fri 12-Jul-13 19:01:27

Hello shiny new thread!

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 12-Jul-13 19:05:30

Arking my place on the new thread. Thanks, Slouching. I hope we'll be filling this one with the new arrivals very quickly.......

dinkystinky Fri 12-Jul-13 19:07:28

<does pelvic floor exercises to mark her place>

SlouchingPanda Fri 12-Jul-13 19:08:08

Due date list (Innies):

CottonSocks - 24th June
Skelosia - DC2 - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
Persuasion - DC1 - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
TwoOfThree - DC1 - 10th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Cheekbyjowl - DC1 - 11th July
SlouchingPanda - DC1 - 11th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 12th July - DC2 - Girl!
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Beaditsback - dc2 14th July
Mizar - 15th July
photographerlady - 15th July
Evelynj - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
MiniPenguinMaker - DC1 - 17th July
Pocopearl - 18th July - DC1
Boostar - 18th July - DC2
MrsWildermac - 18th July
SingingMomma - 18th July
MummyKanny - 18th July
Andrea75 - DC3 - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
Grannyapple DC2 - 19th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Icingthecake - 20th July
PhieEl06 - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Lancslass83 -dc1- 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
AllYoursBabooshka - 22nd July
Orangebubbles - DC2 - 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
Scoutfinch - DC1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 26th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
MrsRoss26 - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimba - 27th July
JessicaMLH - DC2 - 27th July
Lizincornwall - 27th July
LorrieJ- 27 July
TomDaleysTrunks - DC2 - 27th July
Silver15 - DC3 - 28th July
Wavesandsmiles - DC3 - 30th July
Trickybarmby - 31st July

Arrivals List (Outies):

SuperShiv - DS, Oliver, aka the little fighter, born 13.04.13, 1 lb
Emblosion - DS, Oisin Michael, born 27.5.13, 6 lb 1 oz
Beginningofthejourney - DS, Theodore, born 28.05.13, 6 lb 11 oz
Elliejitny - DS, Ezekiel, born 3.6.13, 7 lb 2 oz
Paolocee/Donna - DDs, Leila Poppy and Caitlin Liv
Princessllama - DS, Humphrey
Devilforasideboard - DS, Will
Schrosawmargerydaw - DS, born 21.6.13, Caspar Neil Ruaridh, 4 lb 8 oz
BB01 - DD Rosie, born 22.06.13, 4 lb 9 oz
Differentnow - DD Posy, born 22.06.13 8lb 4oz
OhGood - DS (no name yet)
NotprincessKate - Amy Rose, born 26.6.13, 8 lb 14 oz
Shelley72 - DD2, Florence, born 27.6.13
Twinklestarstwinklestars - DS, Max, born 27.6.13, 5lbs 3 oz
Gingerpanther27 - DS, Callum, born 27.6.13, 8 lb 4 oz
McKTastic - DS, Murray, born 29.6.13
Bigbelly4 - DD2, Constance Rose, born 30.6.13, 7 lb 4 oz
Chinainthegarden - DD, Clara Elizabeth, born 30.6.13, 7 lb 7 oz
TotallyEggFlipped - DD2, Naomi, born 1.7.13, 5 lb 8 oz
Vinegardrinker - DD, Bethan, born 2.7.13 (bang on her due date!), 7 lb 13 oz
Abz - DS, Joseph Robert, born 2.7.13, 8 lb 4 oz
Wifey6 - DS, Kyle, born 2.7.13
Cheeseandbread- DD, Juno Olivia, born 3.7.13, 7lb 2 oz
Tryitonforsize - DS, Gray Everett, born 5.7.13, 8 lb 6 oz
MarieKL - DS, Alexander, born 5.7.13, 8 lb 2 oz
MysteryMeg - DD, Edith, born 6.7.13, 8 lb 4.5oz
Pinkballetshoes - DD, Rachel Amelia, born 6.7.13
SundaySunshine - DS (name to follow), born 6.7.13
CitizenOscar - DS2 (name to follow), born 7.7.13
Calmisthemantra - DS, Abraham John Anthony, born 7.7.13, 8 lb 5 oz
Dinkystinky - DS3, Jackson Rivan, born 7.7.13, 8 lb 7 oz
Marmitemad - DD2, Evelyn Grace, born 7.7.13, 7 lb 2 oz
Silverbirdie - DD, Edith Alice, born 8.7.13, 9 lb 1 oz
RunswithSquirrels - DD, Eden Rose, born 10.7.13, 9 lb 3 oz
BadmissM - ?
Tashtastic - DD, Georgia born 10.7.13

pocopearl Fri 12-Jul-13 19:12:09

Hello all marking my place on the new thread with some good news... had my scan and everything is within normal limits, top end but ok. sadly though i think its time to pack away the tiny baby stuff

dinkystinky Fri 12-Jul-13 19:15:14

Glad all was ok with the scan Pocopearl - must be a relief. I've never had a tiny baby, only relatively chunky ones but I've found my chunky babies to be pretty robust, which is always abit of a relief.

Abzs Fri 12-Jul-13 19:36:03

I think I may need some of dinky's cabbage leaves. I am wondering if last nights feeding issues might be related to having spent today with mahoosive engorgement. Also thinking vinegar is right about the thirst/foremilk: hot = thirsty = little and often.

Should be napping while he is, but he has timed it perfectly for the Tour highlights...

princessllama Fri 12-Jul-13 19:48:40

Pocopearl so glad the scan went ok, one less thing to worry about.
Dinky you seem to be doing really well, glad everything ok and cabbage has come into it's own.
Thinking cant believe your parents cant be forced into a bit of hard work( my dh's dad and step mil can be a bit like that but v cheery with it.- we've just put them off from visiting this weekend- nearly killed dh to tell them but i really couldn't cope with them sitting round drinking wine and being their when i am feeling ultra stressed.
Slouching hope the show is quickly followed up by more signs
Abz- you made me laugh re garden furniture, maybe i'll feel properly grown up when we get chairs for the garden- how's the building work over the road, hope it's not waking the baby up.
Phie- i think your mum is pushing it, hope shw comes round to your way of thinking.

I have been reading but preoccupied by move to suffolk yesterday. Finally all here in countyside, only prob is that during the stress of it my milk supply has massively decreased. Humphrey cried for 2 hours last night making his reflux bad too. I felt awful seeing him hungry. Things dont seem so bleek today as my amazing dh has driven back to london to fetch the milk in our freezer and fx should be on his way back now. I have started taking domperidone- ( as prescribed on that website dinky!) apparently i should see an increase in milk after 48hrs.
Also drinking herbal tea mix which is meant to help and tsking herbal supplement

What has happened to badmissm? I really hope she is ok.

dinkystinky Fri 12-Jul-13 19:53:35

Look at website I linked to on the last thread Abzs - the inverse pressure thing around your nipples for a minute before feeding works a charm (they can latch on after doing that - otherwise v hard for them) and varying position (football hold, cross cradle, biological nurturing, lying down feeding) also helps.

Princessllama - hugs and virtual chocolate winging their way to you. Moving is so stressful I'm not surprised your milk supply went down yesterday - make sure you're drinking lots and lots as well as eating well and fennel tea is good for milk supply (plus the other things off that website). You'll have a lovely summer in Suffolk and am sure Humphrey will relax into his new environments soon. Hope DH is back soon too with the emergency milk supply.

dinkystinky Fri 12-Jul-13 19:55:13

Ps re BadmissM - I suspect her hospital has terrible wifi connection and hope we'll hear from her over the weekend. She's been silent on FB too which is rare.

Also, re mllk supply - lots of skin to skin with baby will help stimulate it (even if he's not on the boob) - good excuse for extra cuddles!

MightBeMad Fri 12-Jul-13 19:58:10

Just marking my place...

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 12-Jul-13 20:11:38

Glad the scan was good, poco. Hopefully you feel more relaxed now. I've only had tiny babies - both of mine have started off on early baby then tiny baby clothes before growing into the newborn (I think DD1 was 3 months old before she fit into newborn).

princess I hope you & Humphrey recover from the move quickly. Moving is very stressful, so take it easy on yourself. I'm sure as you relax, Humphrey will too.

Looking forward to hearing from BadMiss.....

VinegarDrinker Fri 12-Jul-13 20:50:23

We've had to buy newborn stuff this time around as 0-3m sizes swamp B. And our lovely thoughtful friends and family have all bought bigger stuff! Got a bundle or two of summer rompers etc off eBay for a fiver - nice to have a bit of an excuse to buy something "new" for her (everything else is DS's), can't bring myself to spend more when she'll be out of them in a month or so though.

Thanks for the pelvic floor reminder! I agree we need a periodic PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES klaxon!

pocopearl Fri 12-Jul-13 20:53:42

Luckily we didnt buy the tiny baby things they were given to us by the in laws, and have been washed and ironed several times but never worn... maybe one day. Im heading for an early night after such a long day hope everyone else has a good night smile

CitizenOscar Fri 12-Jul-13 21:28:25

Marking my place... while doing some PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES

dinkystinky Fri 12-Jul-13 22:04:45

Esmes had her baby (on fb) and she's a bfmb! 11 lbs! <faints>

twirliedobbit Fri 12-Jul-13 22:09:55

Hey guys hoping to stick around this time, although hopefully be announcing news soon. Had period like pains all day now and eaten a whole pineapple to try to get things moving :-D
Princess llama, I have just moved too although as I was preggers was alot less stressful for me, just let the removal men do it all...I guess as you are only there for the summer it prob had to be a lot more organised than chuck it all in and sort it out at the other end! Am sure once you settle in your milk will settle too, like dinky says enjoy the cuddles

Quinandthem Fri 12-Jul-13 22:10:54

Hi ladies.

Congratulations to all the new babies and all the ladies in waiting.

Sorry for being AWOL for so long, by the time I caught up with the thread it I had to get off mn. Will read through soon.

Sophia Isabella arrived @4.38am on 10th July weighing 7.14

Bit of a speedy entry after being induced, 5 to 10 cm in 1.30 hours but sophia wasnt enjoying it - her heat rate went down to 85 bpm and she had done a large poo in the waters so the drs wanted her out quickly so forceps were used and she was taken to neo natal for a check up. Luckily she was perfectly fine and was back by the time I'd been stitched up.

Now back home and getting to know each other and coming to grips with breast feeding.

Planning another night of feeding as she's been asleep for most of the day.

Thinkingof4 Fri 12-Jul-13 22:27:59

Congratulations quin and esme 11lb!?!

Just marking place, off to bed now

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 12-Jul-13 22:39:13

Congratulations, Quin. Good to hear you're both home & doing well.

Congratulations on your BFMB, esme wink

MrsRoss26 Fri 12-Jul-13 22:47:39

Congratulations quin that's a lovely name, and weight. esme ouch!!

(Otherwise marking place) smile

scoutfinch1 Fri 12-Jul-13 22:58:39

Congratulations Quinn and esme! 11lb- wow

Quinandthem Fri 12-Jul-13 23:06:15

Wow 11lbs - I think my stitches just winced!

IcingTheCake Fri 12-Jul-13 23:23:01

Congratulations to all these babies popping out! Im having a very good couple of days and having the baby would really round off the week nicely grin my mum and me had a proper talk, and she said if ive gone to bed (i normally go to bed by 9:30) then shell have a glass of wine, so she won't be hungover ever and the odds of me going into sudden quick labour are low, which is fair enough and shes accepted that i won't let her be there if shes been drinking so the airs cleared now smile then i got a refund from my car insurance, a tax rebate and won a competition! It'd be just rude to end the good luck now, i must go into labour! grin

Thank you to everyone for your support re my mum, its much better now we've talked calmly about it smile

38+6 - so close, yet so far!

evelynj Fri 12-Jul-13 23:30:34

Thanks for new thread and congrats esme & Quinn.

Oats are good also for increasing milk supply-been meaning to make granola for ages for this.

Popo-so glad scan was good-my ds was 99th+ percentile but agree it makes them more robust.

Topdonkey-I'm in mon for elcs too-had one for ds & was all good although I am nervous again. For your bag take arnica pillules, apricots, windeze, peppermint tea, a sports type bottle & HUGE pants-m&s full briefs 2-3 sizes bigger than normal are good.

I had another meltdown today as in our new shower room the shower just started spewing out water all round the shower box. Bank hol here today & couldn't get plumber. Dh didn't answer his phone (he forgot to take it to a meeting-WTF?!) & had to get friend to come turn off the water. There is a load of washing paused halfway through & can't flush toilets & hoping my bro can sort it in morn, grrr! So annoyed at something else going wrong-even though it's not that big a deal, it's irksome that I wanted all the house changes done well before baby & it's literally still going to be ongoing!

At least dh off for paternity now...

And breathe. Sorry for another rant & hope everyone has a good nights rest.

Evelyn 38+5

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