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June #8 Kicks, rolls and thwacks! Need help putting socks on! Living off of chocolate! Its the last trimester people!!!!

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nehagarg Wed 30-Mar-16 21:45:52

Here is the latest one people.

And a link to the stats.


bikingintherain Wed 30-Mar-16 22:05:12


It's crazy to think we're this far on already. I feel emotionally totally unprepared.

strawberrypenguin Wed 30-Mar-16 22:06:44

Thanks smile just place marking!

MadrigalElectromotive Wed 30-Mar-16 22:15:29

Place marking.

I too feel completely emotionally unprepared. It is just so difficult to imagine what life will be like in just a few months time. confused

iamdivergent Wed 30-Mar-16 22:19:32

Place marking - third trimester has come round quick!

Eastend2015 Wed 30-Mar-16 22:22:13

Hooray for the third trimester!

Eastend2015 Wed 30-Mar-16 22:24:12

P.s thanks for the new thread Nehagarg!

MollieRos Wed 30-Mar-16 22:25:40

How have we got this far already? It really doesn't seem very long ago at all we were all posting that we were 5 weeks gone and waiting for 12 weeks scans to come round.

I feel totally emotionally unprepared too. Even though I'm only 31 weeks my DH suggested I start putting together a bag of stuff for hospital, prompted by a couple of people we know having early babies. He bought a pack of newborn nappies to go in the bag while he was in the supermarket this evening. I looked at them while I was unpacking the shopping... such a bizarre feeling that in a couple of months or possibly less, we'll be using them with an actual baby. It made me feel quite strange.

emma85x Wed 30-Mar-16 22:26:10

Thanks nehagarg

MollieRos Wed 30-Mar-16 22:26:16

Oh, and yes- thank you nehagarg! smile

Rose2806 Wed 30-Mar-16 22:40:31

Place making- thanks for the new thread! Can't believe we're third trimester now, that's crazy!

Are the hiccups when you just feel lots of fast movements all at once, almost like they're jumping up and down really quickly?

My baby's movements can still be quite variable at 28 weeks, he used to like evenings but now his most active time is mornings, during the day can really vary. All the midwives I have spoken to were much more on the side of telling me not to worry as long as I am feeling regular movement.

Would anyone recommend the movement wristband? I feel like it could either stop me worrying or do the complete opposite!

laughingGnomette Wed 30-Mar-16 22:44:45

Lovely Eastend!!

JellyBaby freezer envy!

Wow, time is flying....

nehagarg Wed 30-Mar-16 22:47:00

No problem. I am the same. Cant believe I'll have a baby to take care of in a few weeks. I was only just gettig used to being pregnant.

Rose I was writing down movement times on my phone and that drove me crazy with worry. Wristband might be different as I was writing down specific times and then worrying if he didnt move at the same time the next day. Life is much easier since I gave it up and decided as long as there is a good amount of movement, thats enough.

Thats a gorgeous cardigan Eastend. Did you knit that?

1Sunnydays Wed 30-Mar-16 23:58:17

Thanks for the new thread nehagarg!

30+2 today and can't believe we're in the final stretch!

JellyBaby26 Thu 31-Mar-16 07:08:36

Thanks for the new thread nehagarg

This will no doubt be the one where they start arriving 👶

I managed to get a 4d scan tomorrow for only £'s only a ten minute appointment but you get the heartbeat recorded in a little teddy bear. Sounds so tacky but quite cute should anythig happen which I obviously think it will given our history.

Can't wait to see his little face but apparently I cant eat chocolate all day. What. The. Fuck.

sambababy Thu 31-Mar-16 07:12:09

Place marking too smile

Lovely cardigan eastend, wish I could make something!

Had osteopath yesterday for pgp and feel like I was conned. Didn't help at all. Totally gutted.

bikingintherain Thu 31-Mar-16 07:29:19

I think part of feeling unready for me is that the first 6 months if the pregnancy were so difficult, and now I feel more normal and without sounding too melodramatic like I found myself again. That the thought of a new baby has been so far away from my thoughts. More like a head down I can get through this pregnancy approach.

Now I'm starting to wonder about the realities of a new baby it still just feels so far off. And I'm not sure at this moment I'm ready for it, nor even want it yet. I feel normal now and don't really want to go into the chaos of the newborn stage yet. I suspect I will get to the uncomfortable 'get this baby out of me stage' and then the will be really excited but I'm just not there yet. I feel like it's quite an odd thing to feel like this.

jellybelly85 Thu 31-Mar-16 08:48:13

Place marking - thanks for the new thread nehagarg

laughingGnomette Thu 31-Mar-16 09:13:26

biking - you're not alone, I feel exactly the same. I found the newborn stage so gruelling/boring/relentless last time that I do feel a bit of panic and dread at the thought of going through it again!

JellyBaby I think the teddy with heartbeat sounds lovely smile

dollydaydream84 Thu 31-Mar-16 09:23:53

bikingintherain - I had a big wobble with DD1 and this baby at 25 weeks, both times I thought "omg we're having a baby and it's got to get out!!" however, after having this mini-meltdown I feel much better and much more prepared for it. I felt quite similarly to you, more so this second time! I think because life has settled down slightly, DD1 does not need nappies or bottles and we get a full nights sleep, the chaos of the newborn phase looming is quite scary !Maybe you are due a mini meltdown?! :D

Rose2806 I use an app on my phone as i have always got my phone with me. Its called Fetal Kick counts but it is American and suggests you have to have 10 kicks by a certain time so not the best. However if I haven't logged anything it sends me a notification at 3pm and 6pm, both of which I find useful as it makes me stop to think whether I have felt the baby kicking or not. I suppose you could just set regular alarms on your phone to make you think about whether the baby has moved or not. I've been much more focused on watching out for movement since I've had it. I downloaded it as I had had a day where I hadn't noticed movement but I'd been so busy I couldn't be sure if I had just missed it.

cute cardigan eastend wish I could knit or crochet!!

jellybelly85 Thu 31-Mar-16 09:37:14

eastend I've just noticed the ducklings on the cardi!! Very cute. My DH suggested this could make a good maternity leave pre-baby project - what do you think?

Belleboo23 Thu 31-Mar-16 10:03:44

Definitely normal to feel anxious, my youngest is 8 and both kids are brilliant sleepers can usually guarantee a good lie in so going from that back to newborn routines is a bit daunting, feeling like everyone's life is about to be turned upside down!!
Just been to 28 week appointment took 3 attempts to get blood, midwife tried twice then fetched the nurse so feeling like a pin cushion!!

Eastend2015 Thu 31-Mar-16 10:14:35

Thanks all! Two cardies done in 0-3m size, now halfway through a 3-6m one and I might do another depending on how I get on. Jelly looks very cute! I prefer sticking to small simple projects though- esp as we are bulk re-watching game of thrones at the moment!

I definitely identify with everyone feeling a bit odd about an impending arrival. I can't quite reconcile the prods in my tummy with an actual person who will (hopefully) be here in less than 3 months. After an EP and an MMC the baby is very much wanted and longed for but none the less, DH and I are feeling a bit disconnected from what will be the reality of the situation. Ignorance is bliss perhaps?!

Eastend2015 Thu 31-Mar-16 10:50:26

P.s also for anyone always running out of ideas of what to cook like me:

Potkettleblack2 Thu 31-Mar-16 11:43:28

I love knitted cardis on new babies-good work! I had a late night last night so exhausted today-but have another late night planned for tonight and no down time. Trying to get all my socialising in before the baby arrives!

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