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April 2015 thread 7: Our viable, wriggling bumps have us walking belly-first into the new year!

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BrixtonBunny Mon 22-Dec-14 16:14:08

New thread xx

TheBooMonster Mon 22-Dec-14 16:25:16

thanks brixton

marking my place

name: boo
age:25
progress: 24+2
DC's: 1DD, 3 chickens, 1 guinea pig

cinnamongreyhound Mon 22-Dec-14 16:30:31

Thanks BrixtonBunny fsmile

AnniaFausta Mon 22-Dec-14 16:36:03

Hello everyone - popping back in after a hectic period at work and now I'm just about caught back up and able to breath again! Think I last updated after my 20 week scan, where everything was going fine; everything still seems to be going fine, although the wriggling and kicking has started in earnest, which is... just odd. People always talk about the 'seeing a hand or foot through the tummy' stage of late pregnancy, but not about this early bit where there's the occasional ripple and bulge. Honestly, if you think about how profoundly odd it is, it's a testament to our intellectual hard-wiring how easily we accept it as something that just is.

Still not in maternity clothes, as I've always dressed to fit my thighs and all the baby growth is happening where the clothes have some space to expand at the moment. I'm showing if you know to look for it, but not if you don't, and that's fine with me! Main symptom is currently feeling knackered, but frankly as it's after a crunch time at work, I'd be feeling that anyway so it's hard to tell the difference...

23w+5

smogsville Mon 22-Dec-14 16:40:45

Yes thanks Brixton.

Going to eat loads of wonderfully unhealthy stuff at friend's Christmas party tonight so have been trying to behave today.

Obvs have still had loads of advent chocs and randomly, some mini smarties lying around in the office.

The staff at the deli were sampling organic limoncello when I went to get my lunch today, it took all my strength and fortitude to decline the offer of a little glass. That was at 1pm so goodness knows what state they're all in now - good for them I say.

Daholster - waitrose sells Cointreau cream if you want to give yourself one less job to do. We've got some in the fridge as well as the cognac butter to go into the mince pies. Poor Yoko - none for her!

Lauren82000 Mon 22-Dec-14 17:01:06

Just marking my place.

I was feeling very nestie today. I cleaned the kitchen! Drew the line at cleaning out the cupboards and the fridge though. Still yay for me for doing something constructive today other than hang out with DD.

EbwyIsUpTheDuff Mon 22-Dec-14 17:15:09

I always wonder how people get the energy for nesting... last month of pregnancy both previous times I mainly wanted to rest!

OneDayLikeThis2013 Mon 22-Dec-14 18:08:19

Marking my place. Not had much chance to read through. Things are manic here. Mums partner is coming out of hospital today and they're coming to live with us for the foreseeable future so my house looks like a care home with commodes and Zimmer frames and my dining room is now a bedroom!

All that with a blind dog and me on crutches makes for an interesting christmas!

Hope everyone is well xx

SquattingNeville Mon 22-Dec-14 18:11:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BananaToast Mon 22-Dec-14 18:22:13

Ooh new thread already. I'm still feeling rubbish trying to get over my cold but saw two of my good friends today who felt little one having a wriggle which was lovely. He doesn't seem to like to perform so it can be difficult for others to catch him kicking.

23 weeks today.

daholster Mon 22-Dec-14 18:33:57

Marking my spot! My day's productivity has seriously worn off now...

Nice to see lots of old names drop back in smile

23+6!

Zahrah5 Mon 22-Dec-14 18:39:57

Hello

22weeks exactly today.
Feeling great. :-)

londonlivvy Mon 22-Dec-14 18:40:03

hi everyone. A healthy start to the day with a swim and then a party at our neighbours at which I ate All The Snacks. I am terrible at self restraint!!

Hidingthefear Mon 22-Dec-14 19:17:52

Yes your right lauren those fake mushrooms and corn must count for something smile
That food list Makes me sound like a student lol

wow oneday what a Christmas! Good luck with your hectic household!

Hiding , age:25, 24weeks , first DC (plus 9 month puppy!)

Lauren82000 Mon 22-Dec-14 19:29:34

Just got some news about DHs step mum. It's not good, we're talking weeks to live not good. It's just very awkward as one of his brothers isn't talking to his dad even though his dad is oblivious to the fact and now were all wondering if he's going to drop his grudge (a good 5 years so far l) and go see him or if poor DH has to break the news as to why his brother hasn't come.

It's really not an appropriate conversation to have at a funeral is it. Sorry your wife's dead but your son isn't speaking to you so that's why he hasn't come!

Wineandchoccy Mon 22-Dec-14 20:08:56

Thanks for the new thread brixton

I am so tired today, I'm wrapping a present that I need to deliver tomorrow then early night for me.

oneday your going to have a busy Christmas, make sure you get some rest as well.

I'm sorry to hear your news Lauren

Is anybody else doing antenatal classes? My letter came today inviting for 6 weeks starting 3rd February.

Wineandchoccy, 33, 23w + 6, 1st DC plus old grumpy cat!

daholster Mon 22-Dec-14 20:51:53

Sorry about your step mum in law lauren. I hope you all get to enjoy some time together while you can and BIL comes through...

TMI alert, look away now...

Mucus plug!!! I haven't been worrying too much about this since I've had no bleeding or anything. My last pregnancy I didn't have loads of discharge, and I've definitely had more this time - again, not worried about that, no bad colour, no smell.

But sometimes it's really thick. This last week I have had a few days where I have tummy ache a lot, my BHs are definitely coming back again, and I'm a bit uncomfortable - like today. And huge blobs of this yellow thick stuff come out! Some even came down my leg earlier, gross!!! It's like my mucus plug was when in early labour last time, but without the red stuff. It's very thick and quite stiff.

I know it regenerates but the amount of it is making me nervous... I'm going to mention it to the MW on the 29th but is anyone else having similar or can reassure me?

Sorry for the gross post, but the graphics help me put it into perspective how copious it can be!

Embarrassed now... fblush will refrain from getting MNHQ to delete... Cos I really would like to know what you think... Sorry...

BonjourMinou Mon 22-Dec-14 20:53:37

Sorry to hear your news, Lauren flowers

I went to visit a friend today and we ended up at the harvester, so my food list for the day looks like:

2 slices apricot jam on Toast
1 finger of twix
few cups of tea
Harvester salad bowl (shared with DD)
Half rack of ribs and sweet potato chips
cherry and apple crumble with custard
pork korma and rice.

It's christmas and I'm pregnant, so...meh.

My stats:

BonjourMinou, age 32, 2 cats, 2 chickens, 1 baby, 1 bump at 23 + 1 weeks.

BananaToast Mon 22-Dec-14 20:55:11

Really sorry to hear that Lauren.

Wine I'm doing NCT classes starting first week of February. More to meet people than to learn much but looking forward to them.

daholster I can't offer anything useful but would definitely mention to midwife for a professional opinion.

BonjourMinou Mon 22-Dec-14 20:57:15

crossposted with you, daholster, I would just give the antenatal ward (mine is called a maternity assessment centre?) a call on the phone and they will be able to reassure you or tell you whether to come in. My midwife only works part time, so I've never bothered calling her.

On the subject of bladders, which you were all discussing last thread... semi-reluctant to admit this online, but mine has given up the ghost completely now and I have had to resort to pads blush sad

daholster Mon 22-Dec-14 21:09:59

It's not all the time... I think it's just coming in bits... I have read that in second and subsequent pregnancies you can dilate/thin a bit early with no consequence, maybe it's just that. I wouldn't be dithering on MN if my pain was bad or I was bleeding. Having said that I have got back ache, lol! Better move off my bed and do something useful to see that it goes away!!!

cinnamongreyhound Mon 22-Dec-14 21:25:02

Sorry to hear your news Lauren82000, hope that the family problems can be resolved.

Glad to hear he's out OneDayLikeThis2013, but don't take on too much. The foreseeable future with a baby in the way sounds like a lot of pressure.

I have a lot of discharge this time daholster, it changes in colour and consistancy but as I've never gone into labour naturally I have no idea what a show looks like for it to worry me! Give the midwife a call if you don't want to wait until your next appointment.

I'm babysitting tonight and its the children of a couple getting married. The meal was just ending as I arrived and the kids has the first dance with their parents and then I put them to bed. Going to be a late one but so cute seeing the little ones all dressed up. How lovely to have you your babies at your wedding. My ds's are annoyed that they weren't at ours, no way to make them understand that they weren't born!

Misty414 Mon 22-Dec-14 21:28:35

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Lauren82000 Mon 22-Dec-14 21:41:46

BIL ended up giving in to his 5 year grudge and rang his dad so panic over! It ended up being his mum and younger brother that badgered him into it. (DH refused to get involved) Either way I think he's old enough to get over it. I can understand why he was angry at his dad but really life is too short and the least you can do is tell the person you have fallen out with that your not speaking to them! He's nearly 29 not 10!

I'm fed up went looking for some crisps before as I wanted something salty and there was just a solitary bag of 'rib n saucy' niknaks left. sad that was not the taste I was looking for. Had to do without, least I'm shopping tomorrow so can get some in a flavour I actually fancy.

Re discharge/plug: I've had loads and yes it varies in colour and texture. I have at times had proper jelly like globs (only way to describe it) I'd still give them a ring if you keep getting big amounts of plug type material. Best to get a professional opinion.

BrixtonBunny Mon 22-Dec-14 21:43:51

Misty I think we're going to get a snuzpod - they're a bit cheaper and the reviews are fab.

Lauren sorry to hear your sad news sad

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