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October 2013 - Calling October babies: come out, come out wherever you are!

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MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 16:41:44

Stats sheet here

New arrivals here

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

Smitten1981 Wed 02-Oct-13 19:55:18

Checking in. SC 37+2!

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 19:58:19

Checking in.

I also was in JL this morning grin.

MoN good luck for tomorrow. I will be thinking of you. Like me with the twins, are you second on the list? I was so that all the paeds and neo natal consultants could be there after completing their 8am handovers and rounds in NICU.... (2 paeds drs, 2 neonatal drs, 2 neonatal nurses, 2 midwives... Full set for each twin). Assume it might be similar for you plus cardiologist?

Good luck Jelly. It's a long time since we "met" on the ttc bus!!!

Oddlife - our dog has been seriously sorry for herself since the twins. DD has been fine but the poor dog feels usurped! She can't complain though, she's still had a walk every single day since they were born.... No mean feat!

To all those worried about induction for going overdue, try not to! I worried with DD and was induced at 40+12. It was overall a fab labour! I was v mobile and she arrived 8/9 hours after the first contraction. Had gas and air only. I did need an episiotomy, but because she had a huge head and I had been pushing for well over three hours, not because of the induction per se.

Feeling v proud of my milk today. H is now 7lb 8 (born 6lb 2) and V is 6lb 4 (5lb 3 at birth and lots of angst re low weight/low blood sugars to begin with - heel pricks plus formula every hour sad). They're 3 weeks old. Super milk!!!

Sparkeleigh Wed 02-Oct-13 20:00:40

Lol, MrsH I like the new thread name.

Checking in at 37+5. I had a bit of a mad day rushing around between appointments today, but it was really good. I was at a TENS class at the hospital and they sent me home with one since I was next on their hire list. They demonstrated one on our arms and it was so wierd, it went from feeling like something was crawling on my skin to making my fingers twitch.

Mon really hope you got a takeaway and put your feet up afterwards!

Good luck tomorrow everyone who's having sweeps!

Pinkush Wed 02-Oct-13 20:05:13

Hi ladies, Haven't posted on thread since first trimester/frequent lurker but checked in today- my due date- to catch up! Lovely to see all the new arrivals. Best of luck to MoN for tomorrow.
I was about to put operation evict baby in action but my mum, who is a massive support/frequently looks after DS1, has come down with shingles so can't come near DS1 or new baby until all cleared up due to chicken pox risk. Could be at least another week till it clears up so need to keep legs crossed!

monkeytree Wed 02-Oct-13 20:18:38

favellio Hope baby Jack is doing O.K. Cant believe that happened what a nasty shock.

Clapham re the DH thing. Quizzed DH about what he should do when I go into labour. He was lying on the settee with his feet up saying as long as your hospital bag is packed everything should be O.K! Totally laid back unlike me whilst I'm fretting that my mother/friend will get here to look after DD probably in the early hours of the morning.

DH did ask me this evening with a smile on his face had I packed my magazines and relaxation music this time? Running joke as last time I packed my hospital bag as if I was going to a health spa for the day. I imagined sitting in a Jacuzzi style pool (aka birthing pool) sipping something nice whilst reading a magazine and listening to my relaxation tape in between contractions whilst the baby made their way merrily down the birth canal - what a shock I got! Cant believe I was so naïve.

Caz Sorry about your horse, so difficult to part with a pet/animal, very emotional, hope you're doing O.K.

chickieno1 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:26:27

Meant to wave hello to you oddlife on the last thread. Good luck tomorrow!!

And diege sorry your placenta didn't move for you. flowers

legally well done on the super milk!! And no mean feat indeed walking dog everyday. How's the bugaboo donkey working out for you? What are bedtimes for dd like? Is your dh doing most of these or are you getting to do some? Worried a bit about my ds. I know he's a little older than your dd but still worried.

And thanks for new thread * mrsHN*

Sitting on stairs painting toenails. They look ghastly grin

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:32:53

Can I ask a question? My mums friend just told me I shouldn't be driving at this stage? Surely this can't be true? Apparently I'm invalidating my insurance... Panicking now!

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 20:37:09

Rubbish Nelly. However I'm not driving as my pills make me feel weird, and my pelvis hurts if I brake or go over a bump. Oh, and there's about a centimetre between bump and steering wheel!

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 20:41:25

Nonsense Nelly. I'm due tomorrow and still driving. The main problem is that the baby hates it.

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:47:14

nelly never heard that one before!

As long as the seatbelt is under bump and on top of bump then that's fine... (I think)

Wickedgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:48:26

I'm 39 weeks Nelly and still driving. I need to take my son to tennis every day and my daughter to her pony as well as the school run to 2 different schools. I'd never manage if I couldn't drive.

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:48:47

And legally fantastic weight gain. Ds is being weighed on Friday. Kinda worried as I think he's only getting my foremilk... He's still very sleepy.

Shirehobbit Wed 02-Oct-13 20:51:07

Quick Google in pregnancy and driving:

So, keep doing what you're doing smile

BreeWannabe Wed 02-Oct-13 20:57:02

Hi ladies, another serial lurker checking in to say hello! I've posted a couple of times in the past but the threads move so fast I didn't keep up smile
I am SC at 39 + 6... Really really hoping to be one of the 5% of women who actually give birth on their due date (but highly doubt it'll happen!). I'm having a sweep on Monday, and like some others I'm desperate to avoid being induced! Currently having loads of Braxton hicks... Could that be a sign that things are progressing?!
Good luck to you all and hope everyone is feeling ok! smile smile smile

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:02:25

Thanks ladies! I know, I thought it was unlikely but sent my head into a spin. Last thing we need is for getting around to be made even more difficult hmm

MotherOfNations Wed 02-Oct-13 21:02:54

Just checking in to say MIL is lovely as is Dp's great aunt. Had a takeaway and am currently sipping a small Baileys to calm my nerves.

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 21:08:31

FFS I just took my BP an hour after both meds (as advised) and it's 150/90. I'll wait an hour and do it again.
<looks at bump> get out get out get out!!!!!

Shirehobbit Wed 02-Oct-13 21:09:02

Just in case I miss you tomorrow morning, MoN - massive hugs and positive thoughts for you, Eliana and your family, tomorrow.
We're all with you flowers

Enjoy the Baileys x

ananikifo Wed 02-Oct-13 21:10:13

So glad to hear they're nice and you've had a good meal, mon! Relax tonight and good luck for tomorrow!

Can I just confirm that I should expect my ribs to get a bit smaller after birth and boobs to get bigger then settle down (so hard to predict?). It's time to buy nursing bras I think. So if they're in s/m/l type sizes and I'm between or not sure should I get the size up or down? And would it be smart to just get a few sleep bra type nursing bras for the beginning and then I can get more bra-like ones when I know what my body is like and that I'm definitely continuing to bf? These things are expensive!

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:10:26

Chickie - DH has been away since Saturday and is back next Sunday so I have been doing DD's morning routine, school runs and bedtime on my own... Morning and school runs are fine as long as I feed just before we go and harden my heart a bit to a bit of crying ... sad. I also get myself showered etc the night before and pack DD's lunch etc the night before. Evening meal and bedtime are.... A feat of one handed engineering! Both twins (as they very much should grin constantly cluster feed from 5-8pm ish... I normally tandem feed but just have either one attached to me constantly during cooking dinner, eating dinner, bathing DD and her bedtime...

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 21:11:11

Good luck for tomorrow MoN, hope you manage to get a reasonable nigt's sleep.

Welcome Bree I'm also due tomorrow and getting wry impatient smile

AnythingNotEverything Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:27

Pinkush - I don't think you can catch chicken pox from shingles. Shingles is an internal reaction to remaining bits of the virus. I don't think it's contagious, although it can be quite nasty.

Shirehobbit Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:41

Legally - you are superwoman, yes?!

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:17:35

Shire - no!!!!

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:18:20

Wow legally! I think you are my hero grin I'm struggling to tidy up after DP never mind what you are doing.

Good luck tomorrow MoN! Exciting!

MrsHN - are you due tomorrow? And bree too? Due date buddies! Are you getting loads of messages? I am. 'Still no news/sign of baby, thanks for checking'...confused
Hopefully this sweep in the morning will get things going. Praying to just catch a few hours sleep tonight incase I get lucky x

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