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October 2013 - Anyone remember a time when we weren't pregnant?

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roxvox Sat 21-Sep-13 22:51:53

Stats sheet

SC - still cooking (pre EDD)
SFW - still f***ing waiting (post EDD)
OWT - on way to theatre (CS)
IP - induction in progress
SWIL - somewhere in labour
LIT -lost in transition

KarmaBiatch Sun 22-Sep-13 01:35:44

Happy Birthday Nelly hope you have an amazing day even if your little one doesn't arrive today, but i'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

here's my wee moan.. got out of the car after buying some yummy treats, and almost didn't make it to the front door without keeling over with stabby pains under my bump.. thought it was the start of labour! thankfully I made it indoors and subsequently demolished the treats with a worried DH looking on! no more pains after that, hurrah! Still got 4 (long) weeks of baking to do smile

legallyblond Sun 22-Sep-13 02:54:51

Feeding, so checking in... Again excuse typos as tandem feeding!

Lovely to hear from you Tarlia. We were warned that at least one of the twins might well need to go to NICU and DH was under strict instructions to follow! We were lucky that the steroids did their job and it wasn't needed, but still I didn't get any skin to skin until I was in recovery about an blur and a half post birth. In theatre the babies were mostly being checked over by the million neo natal pead drs there....

So so glad your DS 2 is back with you... It sounds like bf will be fine! The latch is the main thing as your milk production will automatically happen now the placenta is out....

And for the wind, send DH straight out for peppermint oil capsules.... Miraculous!

legallyblond Sun 22-Sep-13 02:56:30

A "blur" and a half...?! About right, but meant an hour and a half!

Wickedgirl Sun 22-Sep-13 03:15:53

Happy birthday nelly. I hope you get lots of lovely pressies

Nellysgirl Sun 22-Sep-13 04:11:47

Hey thanks everyone!
Like the sound of devouring snacks - might try that later wink
Wiiiiiiide awake with sciatica and finished my book so bouncing on ball waiting for it to pass. Any other night owls around? Xx

TheFalconsmistress Sun 22-Sep-13 07:11:23

Wills slept from one till six fed for 20 mins and is sound again on my chest all snuggled up, still can't get over her smile

Nellys ment to say happy birthday!!

Legally amazing to hear you and the twins doing so well! When does milk come in? Never got any will ds so have no idea and my boobs are still very soft she has only manage one or two sucks and not strong ones does that mean it won't happen?? Was hoping when I got some in she may. Take some!

Still getting very sore after pains sad all worth it though smile

Glad not to many insomniac last night (((hugs))) to all suffering xxxxx

cuillereasoupe Sun 22-Sep-13 07:13:57

36 weeks today! Hurrah! now DP will stop panicking every time I set foot outside the house (bless him).

Sanjifair Sun 22-Sep-13 07:18:30

Glad that the twins and willow are doing well, hope your pains ease soon tarlia and that you get feeding established.

37 weeks today, full term! Whoop whoop!

JethroTull Sun 22-Sep-13 07:19:41

Marking my lurking place. SC at 38+6 but will be finally meeting our baby tomorrow via c-section gringringrin so excited.

Congrats to everyone having newborn cuddles! Legally I'm in awe of you managing two bundles of joy!

JellyCurls Sun 22-Sep-13 07:21:25

SC at 38+6

Happy birthday Nelly, hope you get your special birthday present soon.

Task for today is to re-pack hospital bag but first I need to remember what should be in it. Second job for the day is to move hospital bag out of reach of DS

Pinkforboys Sun 22-Sep-13 07:24:34

Morning Check In. SC 36+2.

Lovely to hear about the newborn cuddles- v envious!

Happy Birthday Nelly have a wonderful day xx

jethro you must be so excited! I wonder how ruby got on yesterday?!

legallyblond Sun 22-Sep-13 07:30:03

Happy birthday Nelly!

Wowsers.... Good luck for tomorrow Jethro!!!!

Falcon - have you tried hand expressing colostrum into a syringe (you just squeeze and collect the drops in your nipple in a little syringe)? That sometimes gives them the taste for it then they get sucking! Milk should come in on day 3-5, but the more she sucks now, the sooner it will come in. Also try tickling behind her ear as she sucks and dabbing her with a damp cotton wool ball to stop he'd doing two sucks then falling asleep!

MrsHN - I've posted on your bf thread!

JellyCurls Sun 22-Sep-13 07:33:44

Just reading my daily update from phone App, apparently we should now be working squats into our excercise routine as squatting helps labour progress once started. If I squatted now I doubt I would get back up and is everyone else doing a regular exercise routine?

MrsHoratioNelson Sun 22-Sep-13 07:48:24

Thanks Legally, I wondered if you might. Glad it's been preserved - I have a feeling it might come in handy over the next few weeks!

Sanjifair Sun 22-Sep-13 07:51:28

jellycurls I am still going out for brisk walks, but that is about it. Occasionally remember the pelvic floor exercises but not as much as I should. When I load the washing machine I do squats to get up and down, it's hard work and I can't imagine squatting for long if in labour, too uncomfortable!

Pinkforboys Sun 22-Sep-13 07:57:48

jelly you've reminded me of a q I had- does sitting on the ball thing help strengthen thigh muscles like squatting?

sanji thanks for the pf reminder [squeeze..2...3...and release!]

legallyblond Sun 22-Sep-13 07:57:54

Oh and Falcon, main thing for getting milk in is offering the breast LOTS (ie wake her up every two to three hours - this is really important in early days - not so much in first 24 hours or so, more now from day 2/3) to get feeding and supply going and lots of skin to skin.

Natalieand Sun 22-Sep-13 08:10:51

Excellent to hear the twins and willow are all doing do well :-) does V still need her top ups legally? I'm so jelous!

Dh has let me have another lie in bless him :-)

Good luck text and jethro with meeting your shiny new bundles of joy this week :-) I'm not jelous at all x

JellyCurls Sun 22-Sep-13 08:13:36

Legally - if you dont mind me asking, is your DD ok with you feeding the twins? I am concerned that DS might start playing up when I am trying to get feeding established. He already chooses to wee the floor if he is on time out.

ananikifo Sun 22-Sep-13 08:42:15

Happy birthday, Nelly!

Off to NCT again! I found DH reading the booklet from the natal hypnotherapy cd this morning. The difference in him is amazing. I feel awful about how scared he was up till now.

chickieno1 Sun 22-Sep-13 08:49:21

Good luck tomorrow jethro

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thethreeblondies Sun 22-Sep-13 08:58:55

Not sure that a "little bit of romance" with the hubby this morning was worth the cramping I'm now getting! He has a big smile on his face though wink

PseudoBadger Sun 22-Sep-13 09:11:07

Oh no DS can now open all the doors in the house. Bloody growth spurts! Nowhere is safe and gone are the relaxing times on the sofa knowing exactly where he is sad

HotSoupDumpling Sun 22-Sep-13 09:11:21

three - hah!

Good luck Jethro! Happy birthday Nelly cake, fingers crossed baby comes soon!

SC here, and hoping it stays that way until elcs!

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