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April 2014 Thread 4 - We're almost in Trimester 3!

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LeeHandy Wed 04-Dec-13 20:26:51

Here's to fantastic 20 week scans, feeling baby move and other exciting milestones and best of all, the end of sickness!

smilesallround247 Thu 06-Feb-14 13:45:22

Yeah I've been prescribed amoxicillin. My OH is now wrapping me in cotton wool. .... about time too!

Trinpy Thu 06-Feb-14 17:46:11

shock at the balloon. I don't think I will be trying that myself, just the thought of all tqt fueling around down there is making me a bit squeamish! Though from the google search I did it does seem to work for some people.

Sorry to hear you have a kidney infection smiles, they're the worse. Good to hear your dh is looking after you though.

Trinpy Thu 06-Feb-14 17:47:06

tqt fueling around = that messing around

LeeHandy Thu 06-Feb-14 18:31:21

smiles sorry to hear about your infection but it's good that you got a diagnosis and hopefully the amox will clear it up quickly!
I have 5 weeks left at work but I think it's going to be quite tough to finish!
I booked a private growth scan at 34 weeks just to be reassured that everything is going fine. I have felt the baby move less during the last couple of weeks so I have moments of worry when I am wondering if all is well. My nct lady said it's normal though.
NCT has been surprisingly informative!! I thought it was only about the socialising but DH and I are actually learning new things. DH even answered questions about what we discussed in the previous week so was pretty pleased that he's really paying attention! smile
my baby shower is this weekend so I am looking forward to that!
I find that I am sleeping badly on alternate nights. I get about 4-5 hours on one night and then the next night I am so exhausted I sleep through all the cramps and discomfort. oh well, I am glad I can manage at least that much sleep. smile

mamapants Thu 06-Feb-14 20:04:27

Thanks for the info light I thought that was the case which is why I hadn't been concerned about the fixed term coming to an end as my work is ongoing and my work is contracted to provide the service that I'm responsible for. So I can't see how they can terminate my contract without a lead in period in order to finish all active contracts. I don't see how they could say my job doesn't exist anymore but spoke to my boss again today and he didn't seem that positive. He'd seen the accountant but apparently still not in a position to let me know either way.

On the massage front I did get DP to have a go when I was pregnant before but not sure if we did it right as I found it painful so stopped. Didn't see the point in dragging out the pain for weeks. But I did end up with an episiotomy so maybe it would have been worthwhile. Although episiotomy didn't really hurt and healed fine. I read there was no point doing it with subsequent pregnancies so not bothering this time either.

LightTripper Fri 07-Feb-14 19:25:34

Might not hurt to drop the word "redundancy" into the conversation somewhere just so they have a clue that you know your rights (or maybe they don't even know... Some companies are totally clueless!!)

mamapants Sat 08-Feb-14 09:43:00

I was wondering about doing that light
Couldn't decide! They should def know the facts, I work in h.r dept. Mind you he did claim he didn't know if I accumulated days off for bank hols while on mat leave as well.
Apparently the week after this announcement he sat in my colleagues office banging on about how he would always be safe as it would cost too much to make him redundant- tool!
Have set date for mat leave anyway going to try and work to one week before due date.
Hope everyone else is well. I got latest bloods back and everything normal so that's good. Getting more appt though due to increase in blood pressure- still really low but had preeclampsia last time so best to be on safe side

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 08-Feb-14 12:14:14

I seemed to have dropped off the thread still here drs showed I don't have gestational diabetes nurses went on about my too much weight gain but when I asked Dr he was not concerned.

31 + 3 weeks

LightTripper Sat 08-Feb-14 17:11:06

Good news about the GD Vikki! Sorry the midwives are being annoying about the weight gain. Try not to worry. My friends have all been totally different in terms of weight gain, but nothing irreversible and all had happy healthy babies!

Cannotbelieveit Mon 10-Feb-14 15:45:55

Last shift at work yesterday!!! Feel so relieved now!!!

Think I will start on hospital bags soon!


Misty9 Mon 10-Feb-14 21:05:01

Congrats on finishing work cannot . I'm unemployed so not exactly the same thing, and the return to full time mummy is starting to take its toll...

Had my whooping cough jab today and have felt decidedly odd since - along with the unavoidable bloody sore arm. Luckily ds has been in the mood for playing alone as long as I'm watching and commentating and not farting about on the iPad though not so luckily he's started his nightmare bedtime again. 2hrs tonight... We have to stay with him until he's asleep and it's getting harder to sit on the floor for long!

Also been prepping for the trip to Spain next week; anyone else doing any travelling between now and the birth? It's proving a nightmare to get travel insurance beyond 32 weeks!

Argh, feeling stressed and hormonal today angry and at least another 8 weeks to go yet...

BlessedAssurance Mon 10-Feb-14 22:09:43

churros thank you for asking. DD is and has become much much calmer and happier like her former self. I realised that because i was so tired all the time i really did not have any patience at all and that's what she was reacting to. I am happier,play more with her,don't bite her head off for doing silly things and basically just being there for her and she knows this. She now knows that she has a choice, to stay at home if she wants to and that mummy is home all the time or go to daycare. She chooses to go and we are both happy. Things have improved so muchgrin.
cannot you lucky horse. Enjoy it before it all becomes busy..I know i am. I have no idea about the bags though[embarrassed]. I don't remember exactly what i packed with DD. It was 4 yrs ago.
Misty you are going to Spain? At 32 weeks? Wow. Nobody could have convinced me to go anywhere pregnant. Flying is very uncomfortable at the best of times let alone when pregnant. You are brave and all the best. Is it a holiday and for how long will you be gone?.
vikki forget the midwives and their comments. Concentrate on this baby and being healthy. That is all that matters right now. If we got a dollar for every time thr health proffessionals uttered some of their so called advice, we would all be rich. You are fine and your baby is fine..
lee and everybody else suffering from lack of sleep i feel for you. There is not much we can do other that keep telling ourselves that this too shall pass. We will be meeting our little ones soon.Can you imagine if it was gonna be like that for the rest of our lives?I am surprisingly sleeping well. What wakes me up is my traitor of a bladder. Thanks to a spare room i moved away from my snoring Dh and things got better. The bed in my guest room is new and hard so i find it's really good for me and my back. I eat less though but i feel full all the time so dont really know if and when i am hungry. It is when i get dizzy that i force myself to eat something.

Will start organising baby clothes tomorrow as right now Dh is putting together an Ikea closet for my little man. Every time something gets done i am reminded of how close i am to being a mother of two. A mother to a little boy as well. Really excited. Hope everyone is doing ok..

33 today..

BlessedAssurance Mon 10-Feb-14 22:12:20

Yey to lee wrg to the baby shower
smiles hope all is well..

Misty9 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:16:05

blessed it's to see my mum for a few days - the thought of which is stressing me out more than the thought of travelling heavily pregnant with a toddler alone!

ChurrosConChocolate Tue 11-Feb-14 08:22:24

light I'm not sure I could do the balloon thing but I tried massaging last time but found it really awkward to reach! They say to try from 34 weeks so I'll give it a go this time again considering how badly I tore last time (anything to avoid that again!)

smiles hope you are feeling better and the meds are working.

Vikki good you don't have GDD and don't worry about the midwifes, different ones will tell you different things and if the consultant is happy then that is the main thing.

Cannot Yay for finishing work (but can't believe you are thinking of hospital bags already!)

Misty I had the whooping cough jab last Thursday and then felt pretty rough Saturday which I thought might be because of that. Arm was pretty sore for a few days too.

blessed glad things are more chilled with DD.

I'm still feeling sorry for myself and hobbling about with bad ITB pain in my back and leg. Need to go to a chiropractor or a massage or something. It's my 4th wedding anniversary tomorrow though and DH and I went for a very rare meal out at the weekend which was lovely. I've just ordered some fancy Hotmilk nursing bras on Zulily on special offer too (I love getting a bargain). If you're interested, have a look on this link and then I earn some credit too wink

Trinpy Tue 11-Feb-14 23:05:28

Hello everyone, I've been really busy recently so not had time to post but I've been checking back on here every so often to see how everyone is getting on.

I'm jealous of your holiday misty. Must be lovely for you to escape from all the rain here and have a nice long rest before the baby comes.

Hope you can get a massage or something to make you feel better churros.

I had my second NHS antenatal class today. They're really good but I can't believe how biased they are towards breastfeeding - they didn't even mention formula during the entire 2 hour class on feeding. I was quite surprised considering how many women end up formula/mix feeding early on.


Vikkijayne2507 Wed 12-Feb-14 00:22:26

think I have thrush sad so ringing Dr in morning. Feeling sorry for myself this week with bad backache heartburn and now this.
32 weeks as it's past midnight and also my dad's 50th birthday

LightTripper Thu 13-Feb-14 07:30:16

Hello vikki, how did it go with the doctor? Hope he was able to sort you out!

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 13-Feb-14 09:16:49

im off there this morning I was able to text him late that night and he rang me back yesterday morning asking me to come in and diagnose for sure. However it's not been itchy recently so im worried im wasting his time but ut hurt like hell so better to be sure than wait for flare up.
32 + 1 weeks

smilesallround247 Thu 13-Feb-14 14:13:52

I need to offload in an epic proportion. I don't want to be a party pooper but I need to get it off my chest.
last week I had a kidney infection and was given some antibiotics for it. It went away but today it came back with a vengeance. It was the most painful experience of my life. I thought I was in labour! I hid in the loos while the pain passed, I honestly thought I was gong to pass out. In the loos of all places!
so I've booked a drs. appointment today.
I've been in work since 6.30am and it's been a very busy day. I'm meant to get a 25 min break but it was that busy I only took 5. then the other staff members I'm on with took their full break allowance. so I feel like a fool for helping them when they're more than happy to walk off and leave me! gah!!
The place I work is a pub/restaurant chain so it's constantly on my feet. They say that ever hr worked I'm entitled to 10mins off my feet. until now I didn't take it as I like to be on the move but now I feel like I should take it. There's no work for me to do sat down and standing on my feet for 6hrs plus is really taking its toll.
I'm wondering if I should try and get the gp to sign me off sick?
I'm angry and frustrated at my body. I thought I could breeze through prev but im really struggling. I'm 30 weeks today and the prospect of another 10 to go doesn't fill me with hope!
don't get me wrong. I love my little bump and cannot wait to meet her. just angry at my body being weaker than I thought. sad
Sigh. I guess I'm just wound up from hormones and sleepless nights.
Thanks for reading! I feel better now that I got it all out. smile

Misty9 Thu 13-Feb-14 14:25:35

Definitely get signed off smiles . My mum had loads of kidney infections when I was growing up and I remember they always knocked her for six and were excruciatingly painful sad unfortunately she also often got fobbed off by the doctors, until they finally removed the bloody thing years later.

If it's pregnancy related they can't put it down as sickness, so speak to your mw/gp asap. Big hug. Being ill and pregnant is the worst combination.

smilesallround247 Thu 13-Feb-14 14:27:58

Thanks misty.
I've got an appointment with the nurse practioner and not a gp. would I need to see a gp to get signed off?

smilesallround247 Thu 13-Feb-14 15:40:21

The nurse gave me more antibiotics and said that the first lot given to me wouldn't have done anything to help hmm . she said that it's a really bad infection. Boo. lots of water to drink. If I want to get off work sick I have to self cert.

Misty9 Thu 13-Feb-14 16:07:02

I think gp is necessary for getting signed off, yes. Did nurse say you have to self cert? You can only do that up to a week I think? Have you got pain relief too?

smilesallround247 Thu 13-Feb-14 16:14:14

The nurse just said to take paracetamol.
I'm really hoping that it will get better! yeah she said that after 7 days I have to self cert then a gp would give me a sick note.

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