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Feb 2015 - Creeping closer towards the third trimester!

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hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 09:53:10

STATS

Memphisbelly Fri 31-Oct-14 09:54:46

Thankyou han!

BanglesSpangles Fri 31-Oct-14 09:58:36

Whoop whoop! what are we on, thread 5?

Memphis- say what now? You were in labour for how long?

hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 10:00:12

Yeah it's thread 5, I forgot to put that in the title and don't think I can edit now, sorry! sad

Memphisbelly Fri 31-Oct-14 10:03:22

Bangles yep you read correctly. He was back to back which slows things right down, the drip they give you to speed it myself and baby both reacted badly to it so they had to take it off. They offered me a section 3 times as it was taking so long but my fear of cuts made me refuse it unless baby was distressed. He was fine until the last few mins then they whipped him out with forceps....all worth it though

Viperama Fri 31-Oct-14 10:05:19

Thankyou Hanflan thlsmile

Memphis 44 hrs & 3 days,you are my hero for having another go! That deserves a serious piece of jewellery in my books!

Memphisbelly Fri 31-Oct-14 10:08:04

Viper I got an amazing diamond eternity ring....the first thimg dh said was 'you can order that ring when you get home, you deserve it' grin I better have an easy ride this time as there is nothing expensive I fancy this time......I did have a mobile epidural so I felt all contractions without the pain so it wasn't too bad to be honest.

Memphisbelly Fri 31-Oct-14 10:09:16

The worst part was the pains at home that didn't get closer together (hense reason I am thinking tens machine this time) it was tedious as I couldn't get comfy to sleep butvthey got no worse or closer

BanglesSpangles Fri 31-Oct-14 10:16:32

aah just remembering, han - was wondering how much we'd talked. I noticed a lot of the 'month' threads don't put their thread number in any more anyway

Memphis- frigging nora woman, that sounds crazy- props for you for getting him out via the fanjo, rather than the sun roof though!

bagofsnakes Fri 31-Oct-14 10:26:03

Hey Hanflan and thanks for the new thread. Think you can get Admin to add the 5 bit, if you wanted to.

Memphis that is a long labour and you certainly deserved that ring. Here's hoping that what they say is true and second labours are much shorter. My first labour was quite short (8-9 hours) and I didn't really twig that I was in labour for the first couple of hours so I'm a bit worried that this labour will be super quick and I won't have time to sort things out; get someone for DS, get DH home from London (it'll take him 1.5-2hrs to get home), get the midwives over... I'd actually be happy if it was the same amount of time again.

Memphisbelly Fri 31-Oct-14 10:26:44

I honestly feel I have no choice, I had keyhole surgery at 28 weeks last time and these tiny cuts had to be covered snd re dressed by nurse, dh, my mum as until they completely healed I couldn't bear to look at them it used to make me sick and faint! So cannot imagine a scar that they make you clean yourself in front of them before you go home

bagofsnakes Fri 31-Oct-14 10:28:41

'What if I have to delivery my own baby on my kitchen floor!! It's not even very clean!' That's my panic thought at the moment, the thought that keeps me awake at night grin

Memphisbelly Fri 31-Oct-14 10:34:33

Bagofsnakes grin I suggest mopping your floor every week just in case wink

hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 10:40:27

Last night I lay awake for hours worrying about my duvet and pillows. I was consumed by the thought of needing to wash them. They won't fit into my washing machine, do I take them to get dry cleaned? To a laundrette with a massive washing machine? But how will they dry in this weather?!
Haha I was properly stressing about it too! Pregnancy brain is weird :D

PeppermintInfusion Fri 31-Oct-14 11:00:33

Han, it may actually be cheaper to buy new ones than dry clean- I took a duvet once and was shock at the price. A laundrette might be cheaper but there aren't any near me.

hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:06:49

peppermint our duvet and pillows are quite pricey (goose down etc, wedding gift) so really don't want to chuck them! I've just looked at a local place which washes duvets for 12 quid, which is waaaaaaay cheaper than the duvet haha. They just need a bit of a refresh grin

freneticfox Fri 31-Oct-14 11:35:03

Oooh hello, new thread, thanks hanflan!

Got my 24/25 week midwife appointment today (not sure what point it's suppose to be at, but I'm 25 weeks tomorrow). Seem to have cracked the sleep problem I'd been having by wedging pillows by my back to keep me on my side. I still wake up needing the loo about four thousand times, but I'm not snapping awake on my back feeling panicked anymore. Score.

After a long chat with a physio, my GP, and yoga instructor I'm going to tentatively raise the prospect of an ELCS today with my midwife. There's a 90% chance I'll be judged harshly, right?

hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:45:04

Haha, it's major surgery and costs the NHS more money, so of course they will try to change your mind. But stick to your guns!

hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:45:49

p.s. my "24 week" appt is next week when I'll be almost 26 weeks! Oh well.

blankfornames Fri 31-Oct-14 12:09:03

Thanks Hanflan for the shiny new thread! Glad you're feeling better.
What week is the 3rd trimester?

BanglesSpangles Fri 31-Oct-14 12:09:25

never know frenetic- you've clearly done the research and got advice already- i'm sure they just frown on people that want ELCS's because they don't fancy the pushing!

My 24/25 week appointment isn't until Monday- Will be 25+2 by then. Hey ho- it's my own fault for demanding the first appointment of the day- nothing available any earlier unfortunately

hanflan Fri 31-Oct-14 12:13:08

My app says third trimester is the start of week 29... but some people say week 28? Around then anyway. So soon! eeeek!

BanglesSpangles Fri 31-Oct-14 12:29:27

is it a case of semantics- like if you're 28 weeks, your 28 weeks, but at 28+1, you're in week 29 of pregnancy

donkir Fri 31-Oct-14 12:31:25

Wow time flies when your having fun.
Had a busy day yesterday. It was the little ones 2nd bday who I look after so we went to Marsh farm. I'm absolutely shattered.
Spent most of lady night and today in pain. Panicking thinking it was labour as pIn would increase for a bit on and off. Turns out I have a UTI. Oh my lord it's agony.
Haflan thanks for the new thread.

Bangonthedoor Fri 31-Oct-14 13:07:41

Phew just caught up! Thanks for the new thread!

Can you believe how close we're getting to the 3rd trimester now?! All those things that I forgot about are starting to creep back now, my feet are killing me and becoming swollen. But on a plus it's so nice to feel and see the baby's kicks getting bigger and bigger. Could definitely feel it's bum the other day with my hand smile

DD and I have decorated the fireplace with Halloween bits and are going to have our own little party later watching hocus pocus and eating party food in our pjs grin

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