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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

JellyCurls Tue 08-Oct-13 13:13:48

Will it be me this time???

xuntitledx Tue 08-Oct-13 13:13:18

He better be! grin

xuntitledx Tue 08-Oct-13 13:13:04

2 more posts to close the least my baby will be born on the next one!

OrangeBlossom2 Tue 08-Oct-13 13:09:28

Yes it's practically medicine pink! wink glad all was well. Is that the last of the monitoring now before you have her?

Pinkforboys Tue 08-Oct-13 13:06:12

All clear at the monitoring. Madam's hb strong, moved lots with a little prodding and is in a satisfactory puddle of amniotic fluid. Felt quite proud of how my 'geriatric' body is looking after her. Til I tried to get up off the bed- took about a minute! And then my legs felt like they were going to collapse under me...[sigh]

All your talk of profiteroles has led me straight to the fridge where 2 eclairs were waiting from yesterday safely hidden from DH Cream=milk=calcium therefore good for the baby, right? And choux pastry is just air...

OrangeBlossom2 Tue 08-Oct-13 12:47:42

Enjoy taking your baby home shire.
It does seem like almost everyone has a hard time with breastfeeding at first. I am glad I am prepared for that as in the past I presumed that it would be simple. I hope it improves for you.

Shirehobbit Tue 08-Oct-13 12:27:20

Afternoon all - still in hospital but hope to be discharged within an hour or two grin

Really am a bit dazed and confused - couldn't sleep at all yesterday (high on adrenaline and happy hormones, I think) then Alistair discovered cluster feeding about midnight. I know everyone warns you it's hard and it hurts, but bf is a hell of an experience. I've been really well supported, but it is challenging and I suspect it'll continue to be tough for some time yet.

Congratulations to all the other new arrivals, so sorry for not name checking you all blush but love the growing collection of photos on FB.

Hope all those getting frustrated with SC /SFW or worried about movements get reassurance that all is ok or that things will start happening soon.

OrangeBlossom2 Tue 08-Oct-13 12:16:53

Thanks MrsH.

Caz angry even the midwife is joining in the "Haven't you had it yet?"!

cazboldy Tue 08-Oct-13 12:08:12

mw just called round (on her way back from seeing a lady down the road), and is coming round on thursday if nothing has happened before to give me a sweep. She thought it would have happened by now she said. Was thinking of going for a walk, but am getting ahead with my OU reading while I can instead (and eating lemon curd tarts dd1 made last night!)

MrsHoratioNelson Tue 08-Oct-13 12:05:35

Clapham and Orange your wish is my command

Anything to avoid your ironing pile Clapham grin

OrangeBlossom2 Tue 08-Oct-13 11:57:17

All fine at the dentist but she said not to bother with hygienist until a couple of weeks after the baby comes (so that will probably mean never then...). Weird as I've read that it is a really good idea in pregnancy but probably not a bad thing as I was paranoid the baby was crawling out of being engaged while I was upside down on the chair as it was very wiggly and it also made me feel a bit dizzy.

How bizarre asking if you had a hysterectomy!

We need a new thread. This one has had a satisfactory number of babies on it.

cazboldy Tue 08-Oct-13 11:28:25

ok clapham but I'm in the queue behind you!! grin

Flyer of course I am biased, but I think they are lovely - who would want 6 of the devils otherwise!

Readyasilleverbe Tue 08-Oct-13 11:26:35

No flyer you're womb= no pregnancy! Other ways to have a baby of course but...... Yes it was at that point that I burst into tears as I was so shocked how crap the appt was and the care has been less than perfect since! Never mind...nearly there, hopefully!

claphammama Tue 08-Oct-13 11:22:40

MrsH I've finally figured out why you are not in labour yet!!! We need one last thread from you grin grin grin

Flyer747 Tue 08-Oct-13 11:18:33

Ready, what a question hysterectomy?? Surely you can't get pregnant if you've had one?! Or is that me being naive and you can.

Flyer747 Tue 08-Oct-13 11:17:04

Caz your kids sound so lovely. DS declining an invite to a party, bless him how caring is that.

Fx Bridget it's not chlamydia. Like Clapham says it is very common these days and in most cases so I believe symptomless.

claphammama Tue 08-Oct-13 11:16:42

I was first Caz!! back off grin

Bridget chlamydia is so common... My sister had it and she is almost a nun. So who knows when and from where... She had to take one shot of antibiotics (a pill) and a pill for her boyfriend, without even testing him. And job done. Don't stress. x They don't test for it here either - they do HiV, syphilis, hepatitis and all the big stuff but not chlamydia. I wish they did actually as I've never been tested.

cazboldy Tue 08-Oct-13 11:10:25

oh and mrshn plenty of ironing here too wink

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Tue 08-Oct-13 11:10:17

Thanks Flyer - looked at the test results from booking in and it seems they tested for HIV, hepatitis and various others but not chlamydia.

I do have a vague feeling I've been tested in the past though (maybe when I was pregnant with DD as lived in a different area then)..

Anyway, guess it is nothing to get too hung-up about really, just need some antibiotics if it's positive and to make sure DP gets tested too. I think the doctor has inadvertently freaked me out by double-checking I was in a private place when she rang me and repeatedly reassuring me she had covered up the lab slip so the receptionist couldn't see what the test was for.

Readyasilleverbe Tue 08-Oct-13 11:09:45

At my booking in they asked if I had had a hysterectomy ??!! Just making a coffee and walnut tray bake....all in the name of baby growth of course.

cazboldy Tue 08-Oct-13 11:08:22

Right, first of all Congrats to Pseudo, Shire Rachel and Moon flowers

Mon so sorry things are so hard for you right now. You are having to juggle so much, make sure you look after yourself too xxx

Bridget - Yes, still waiting..... Know exactly what you mean about dd, My elder ones keep sending texts asking if I'm ok, Littlest is very excited, and getting VERY impatient - she wanted to rub some cream on my bump for me last night, and pressed really hard - I think she was hoping it might squeeze the baby out!! but ds3 is a little anxious, keeps worrying about when it will happen, who will pick him up, declined a birthday invite without showing me, as he thought the baby might come... poor little chap sad, had a good chat with him last night though so hopefully that's helped.

claphammama Tue 08-Oct-13 11:06:58

oh MrsH... lasagne, garlic bread and anything Italian is my speciality and comfort zone. So I am confident I can tempt you... profiteroles are me pushing myself out of my comfort zone but I love them too much not to have a go....

come. if this pile of ironing doesn't send you in labour, nothing will

MrsHoratioNelson Tue 08-Oct-13 11:00:24

Clapham if those profiteroles follow lasagne and a mound of garlic bread I'll hop on a train...

Pink I'll give the baby a poke to try and unblock the log jam. Wouldn't it be funny if baby Nelson triggered a wave of babies who had been politely queuing grin

MrsHoratioNelson Tue 08-Oct-13 11:00:11

Clapham if those profiteroles follow lasagne and a mound of garlic bread I'll hop on a train...

Pink I'll give the baby a poke to try and unblock the log jam. Wouldn't it be funny if baby Nelson triggered a wave of babies who had been politely queuing grin

claphammama Tue 08-Oct-13 11:00:11

LOL tucking - touche! (please dream about me next - I promise I will reciprocate)

I've been in bed for half an hour but it seems I can't even nap today... Shit. On. It... (has anyone ever watched Friday Night Dinner by the way? I used to love it!)

flyer can't remember the name, will check later. I always used to have your cheeseboard with port after dinner as don't have sweet tooth. It only seems to strike during pregnancy and only every two weeks or so. Today is the sweet tooth day I think.

By the way, my entire team is flying to San Francisco on Saturday for our annual offsite. Warn your colleagues... they are all lovely and well behaved but warn them to stock up on alcohol... I think an 11 hour flight would kill me right now...

bridget hope your test will go well. Better to know if you have it, it's so common, but probably the last thing you need right now... your DD sounds so sweet... poor girl - she must be experiencing so many mixed feelings right now...

as they would say in Friday Night Dinner - Shit. On. It

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