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December 2013 - steaming towards 3/4 cooked

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LadyMedea Sun 01-Sep-13 16:35:26

Our shiny new thread... Pile in!

ccsays Wed 02-Oct-13 05:23:19

Aah buggery bollocks. Guess I'm in the 5am club now then sad

WhisperMen Tue 01-Oct-13 08:27:35

ABC, we're on a new thread now, link is somewhere in this thread. just a heads up so you dont think we're ignoring you grin

abcdemma Tue 01-Oct-13 00:06:58

We get another scan in 2 1/2 weeks too cause of the bleed I had. Not too sure why since his growth was bang on and no complications before or since but hey ho we get to see bambino again smile
Money's gonna be a worry for us once I finish work since it could take a month or so for MA to come through so am dreading that. OH keeps running round buying GTA and FIFA and I'm like "argh we need to save" lol

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:45:53

Thanks xenadog yeh dp came home and he says we should be fine. Even offered to pay for my haircut if mum hadn't of offered...
It helps that he takes a colleague into work and he gives him £80 towards petrol a month he should get that tomorrow so it's a help.
And family have offered to finish off buying some of the stuff we need.. My younger brother's just got a job and he's even offered to buy a few boxes of nappies bless him and dad too

I think we will get there... Like dp said dd will all be worth it x

Xenadog Mon 30-Sep-13 19:34:14

Evening all.

Stom, you have my sympathy regarding money worries; DP is bailing me out quite a bit at the moment which I have never ever had in my life so I hate it but I have had to accept that I'm skint for various reasons associated with my pregnancy and hey he put the LO in there. I hope the new haircut cheers you up!

Whisper that is such a kind thing of your friends to do for you. No wonder you cried. As for your birthday I think a day of being pampered and being allowed to just please yourself sounds like heaven - if you could get a full night's sleep too...bliss!

I've just got back from Mothercare where I've bought a pregnancy pillow - not sure if it will help me sleep better but I am clinging to the hope it will. Has anyone else used them?

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:32:14

whisper I haven't got the 2 hour wait as such...

I was told to buy my own lucozade so I drink that at my house at 730am and then get to the hospital by 9am to have bloods taken at 930am.. I'll have to leave at 8 to get to the hospital by 9 so I'll be in the car anyway x

LadyMedea Mon 30-Sep-13 19:27:50

Ok I have well and truly knackered my pelvis now. Both front and back pain was getting worse so a week ago I asked for a physio referral. I've been doing very little to aggravate things - no walking, driving etc - and it's been bearable. But today I went to see my very pregnant friend (so fair enough me going to her) - so 300 yard walk, bus and train then the reverse has managed to lead to my right SI joint locking.... I am now in agony!

Checked the physio website and referral should take 1-2 weeks with clinics on a Wednesday... So as I've heard nowt I'm assuming I'm screwed until at least next week. Might ring tomorrow and just check they've got my referral. I could cry. Feeling very sorry for myself.

By the way this thread is nearly full...

Replacement is at:

So come on over x x

Featherbag Mon 30-Sep-13 19:22:28

Had a nightmare consultant appointment which has taken the wind right out of my sails after awesome scan (which I'm having because DS was born 8 weeks prem although was 90th centile, MrsShrubs). Got a registrar instead of my lovely consultant, who argued with me about a section for 45 minutes. I was able to counter every objection with research-based, statistical reasons why I still thought a section would be better, and told her unless she could guarantee an intact perineum with no trauma to ureteric or anal sphincters following an episiotomy and instrument-free vaginal delivery, I wanted a section. She actually said that they may have no choice in certain circumstances but to do epi/forceps, to which I replied that if that did happen because I'd been forced (and I used that word) against my will to deliver vaginally, I would make a complaint of assault against the doctor that did it. She eventually buggered off to get my consultant to come and talk to me, but returned looking sheepish with a note in my records from consultant saying I was to have exactly what I'd said I wanted in the first place.

I bet after all this NotGeorge holds on until 39 weeks and is delivered via a lovely planned cs on 28th November! How utterly awesome would that be?! So, tomorrow I'll be able to say I'm having a baby next month!

lisbapalea Mon 30-Sep-13 18:46:27

Had my whooping cough jab and 28wk blood tests today so am being pathetic over my sore left arm! DD had her preschool boosters a few weeks ago, and she was so much braver than me!

frouby dd had chicken pox back in April or May when I was just a few weeks pg - I had cp myself a few weeks ago but checked with the midwife and they were fine with it as I had already had it. Did you speak to your mw today?

clare8allthepies Mon 30-Sep-13 18:17:49

Hope you're ok Bohemian

i'm having extra scans for growth as DD was just 6 pounds (which I didn't think was particularly small but apparently just 2nd centile)

They are reassuring, and it's nice to see her on screen, I haven't been given any pics but don't think they would be any good anyway as its all diameter of skull, thigh bone etc rather than a whole baby!

Did ask sonographer on the last one to double check that she hadn't grown any boy parts, would have been a lot of stuff to take back grin

Have had the day off today as it's a bank holiday up here but have been too tired to do half of the jobs I had planned. Have ironed all the baby clothes though, they are so cute!

WhisperMen Mon 30-Sep-13 18:10:45

don't forget to take something to read or do while you have the two hour sit around storm me and DP took the iPad and watched some stuff we had downloaded.

I still haven't managed to have my 28 week bloods done. Couldnt do it at my mw appointment on monday as the vein was bruised from the GTT and then had an appointment to do it today and it refused to give any blood. I now have to go to the hospital some time this week or next and get them to do it. Such a bloody hassle!

Had the Anti D injection today which hurt my arm really aches now too sad

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 17:54:00

I've got my GTT test tomorrow! Not looking forward to it. Going to drink the lucozade from a straw so I don't taste it lol...
I worked out what mw has done. I didnt have a blood test at. My 28 week app last week because she's put it on the form for them to do tomorrow while they take blood for the GTT.. Thats way I've only got to be stabbed once (twice is the usual for me as my veins don't like giving blood lol)

Alyssa1978 Mon 30-Sep-13 17:22:36

Omg bohemian are you ok after your fall? Did you get checked out?

I had my GTT test Friday gone and I haven't heard back so I'm assuming I've past as they said they'd only be in touch if something was wrong.

Alyssa1978 Mon 30-Sep-13 17:18:56

Awww that sucks feather I never got any pictures of ds2 growth scans, but they did give me a picture of my 28 week growth scan this time, I wasn't expecting one so was very happy about that.

stom its awful having to worry about money when pregnant, we are going to have to forget about the double buggy as we just can't afford one and all the decent small enough ones I would need to get on the bus are like £500 and over shock I think I'm going to get one of those baby carriers that leave you hands free then at least if I need to bus it with 3 kids then I can strap ds3 to me while ds1 walks and ds2 is n the buggy confused

Is it too late to panic about having 3 kids? Lol

whisper that must have been so lovely to receive from your friends.

mrs I get extra growth scans as my first baby weighed 5lb 6 oz, I'm not sure but I think feather gave birth at 32 weeks last time, I'm not sure though.

BohemianRaspberry Mon 30-Sep-13 17:04:29

Hi hi - MrsShrubs I think I'm down for a growth scan later on as my measurements are veering a little towards the higher scale.
Feather it's a shame they wouldn't give you pics, just as a nice thing - even one would have been nice, just to have.

Just had an awesome MW appointment - had the really bouncy one who just makes you feel good about your pregnancy and like your own personal cheerleader. I've passed the GTT with flying colours! Woo! biscuit Been so worried about that as I'm quite high risk for it.
Also, BP and iron were all good and the antibiotics for the kidney infection kicked in on Sunday and I don't feel so crap anymore. Plus junior is head down and kicking away happily in the space he's made.

Now all I've got to overcome is a ton of bruises as I maanged to fall down the stairs on Sat night. My back, right side, arm and leg look like a Van Gogh painting. Made putting together the cotbed and wardrobe interesting but we've managed to assemble it and now I feel like we have a nursery of sorts.

MrsShrubs Mon 30-Sep-13 16:02:46

Featherbag are you having growth scans because of your fundal measurements or for something else entirely? I only ask because I was just at the 2 week under cut off point last week when the MW measured me and when I looked back at my notes the other MWs hadn't put any measurements down so I can't compare whether I've always been on the slightly smaller scale or whether this is a new thing. That seems really unfair to not give you a picture, especially as you work there!

WhisperMen Mon 30-Sep-13 15:59:18

it's my birthday soon (27th oct) and I keep getting asked what I want to do. To be honest I couldn't care less. I would very much like a full uninterupted 8 hours sleep and a day without sickness/pain. Last year I had a badly broken ankle and ended up going to my step mus 60th birthday party. her birthday is the day after mine so on my birthday I was sat in a corner in pain at someone else's party. I will be 32+3 weeks so i'm not sure i'll want to do much anyway haha.

What a mean sonographer feather I hope you get your birthday wish. What day is yours on?

Featherbag Mon 30-Sep-13 15:26:37

I am a bit upset, but this is the hospital I work in, I know the sonographer who scanned me and she has a fearsome rep for being 'by the book' - hospital guidelines state you don't get pics from any scans after 20 weeks, but if it had been any other sonographer they would've printed me some hmm

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 15:21:06

how come they wouldnt give you any pictures? i would have been really upset!
its lovely that your DM got to see though!!

love the willy-waving!! lol

Featherbag Mon 30-Sep-13 15:07:10

It's my birthday soon too Stom, I'm being pestered to tell people what I want but all I really want is to still be pregnant, will be 32+4 on my birthday so 4 days further than I managed last time!

Just had growth scan and it was AWESOME, even though the sonographer wouldn't give me any pics for DH. Baby is breech, had eyes open and appeared to be looking right at the scanner, and blinking! He also did a spot of willy-waving, just in case there was any doubt about him being a him! DM came with me and was overjoyed to see what will probably be her last DGC, I do feel sorry for DH missing it though.

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 13:53:04

yeh we have a budget each week and if we go over then we take it out of next weeks etc. we always end up doing a really cheap shop in the last week of the month cos we've over spent on the other weeks lol..
yeah i cant even afford shampoo this week.
its my birthday on the 19th and ive told dp not to get me anything (he probs will) but id rather spend the money of bills or on LO

plus its going to be just as crappy as last year as its the first anniversary of my grandads death - im over the death etc - without sounding harsh he was too inpatient and was his own fault - but my mum just annoyed me as she said that shes getting nan to stay over on the 19th and then go out for a meal on the 20th for grandad - she hasnt even asked about my birthday or if i want to do anything ( not that i have any money - but to ask would have been nice)
so now i just feel like my birthday will be forever tainted by his death - so i sound like a bitch?
sorry if i do :/

mumoftwoboysS Mon 30-Sep-13 13:43:11

Hello ladies! Been busy this weekend so have caught up on the thread but sorry for not replying to any individual posts- I've missed a fair bit!

updated my iphone over the weekend and lost my pregnancy app- grr! I love looking daily to see how I'm progressing. Pretty sure I'm bang on 28 weeks today. so 12 weeks to go?? I'm getting so impatient and envious of you ladies who are into you're 30's (in terms of weeks) already! Have my mw appointment tomorrow -finally so will be nice to hear the heartbeat and see how baby is growing- and meet my new mw!

Have my flu jab later this week too but have a cold-ish it's not a full blown cold but sore throat etc and not sure I should have it if I'm already not 100% well?

stom money issues are always the most stressful I find- I have things I need to buy but DH works a very tight ship- don't get me wrong, it's a GREAT idea- we have an amount we get out every week and we can't go over it- and it's up to me to budget with it so if I go over a little bit I have to take out less the next week etc. It means we still have money at the end of the month (or at least the same amount in the last week as the first week if you get what I mean) but sometimes it's so hard, especially if something breaks or we need to buy extra stuff- I try and reason with him when it seems impossible but he insists we stick to it! (and I'm not working so it really is fair enough he manages it) I am glad he's so good with finances, it just makes it tough sometimes.

I can't wait till I'm earning again -it won't be till next year but it'll ease things a bit- and give me some financial freedom (oh to be able to buy some make-up or a new top without feeling SO guilty....or actually just being able to buy it at all!)

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 13:37:20

i keep dreaming that LO arrives at 30 weeks!

i was a week late but my brother was 4 weeks early! so you never know chilli!

Chilli81 Mon 30-Sep-13 13:33:05

sorry to hear that some of you are poorly.
Alyssa that's really crappy of your DP. I would negotiate some time off for yourself as part of him making it up to you. It drives me insane how thoughtless men can be.
Stom sorry to hear you are having money problems. That sucks. Try not to feel bad though as you and your DP are a team and if he was unwell and had to take time off work, you would support him. Plus you are pregnant and you need to look after LO.
All the talk of early arrivals is freaking me out slightly too. I am only 30 weeks but have nothing sorted. DS1 was a week overdue though so I am unlikely to go early with this one. In an ideal world he would come at about 39 weeks.
I am planning on starting on Evening primrose oil at around 35 weeks to start the eviction process. THen all the usual old wives tales - raspberry leaf tea, pineapple, curry, sex...
Rose agree that you should definitely stay. It really makes no difference where you are living as it's all online anyway. Good luck with your last week. Very jealous. I still have 6 to go!

Stom91 Mon 30-Sep-13 12:28:53

yeah it sucks sad

yeah its a big help. smile

ive got this cough which ive had for weeks now its realky starting to annoy me - im not sure if its going on my chest, finding it hard to breathe.. its that horrible cough where you cough and then nearly sick from coughing so much.

mums paying for me to have my hair cut so hopefully ill feel a bit better for having my hair cut smile

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