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Stroan Fri 23-Aug-19 22:39:20

Oops, we filled up the last thread. Hope everyone finds this one.

Stroan Fri 23-Aug-19 22:45:42

Copying the latest roll- call in the hope everyone gets a notification to come over...

30/8/19 EDD @Tefiti2
31/08/19 INDUCTION @ 37+5 @bridgetjonesdaiquiri(EDD 16/09/19)
01/09/19 EDD (induction 02/09/19) @hsunshine
03/09/19 EDD @notwhereishouldbe
05/09/19 EDD @ivegotthedecaf
07/09/19 EDD @kyles101
09/09/19 EDD @itakephotos
11/09/19 EDD @challengeyourreality
11/09/19 ELCS @db92 (EDD 16/09/19)
12/09/19 EDD & INDUCTION @megan2018
13/09/19 EDD @Moraxella
13/09/19 EDD @Iano
15/09/19 EDD &INDUCTION @Dipsy77
19/09/19 EDD @Fortheloveofscience
20/09/19 EDD @SJP3
22/09/19 EDD (induction tbc) @Exitstrategist
22/09/19 EDD @Puglover88
25/09/19 EDD @Dyra
25/09/19 EDD @RonaldWeasley
25/09/19 EDD @BimbleBamble
25/09/19 EDD @thecraicdealer
26/09/19 EDD @BBell2
30/09/19 @dustydoorframes

Stroan Fri 23-Aug-19 22:50:34

@florencenotflo hope you have a good night, with some sleep if you can stop yourself just staring at your lovely brand new human!

@hsunshine with DD, mine dropped at around 35 weeks. It meant nothing, she still wasn't engaged when I was induced on my due date. Although I carried both babies very low.

@dyra I really don't know. I already had a bit of an overhang from my first pregnancy and they mentioned it a few times so I had assumed it was to provide extra protection against infection. I thought it was great, once I'd got used to carrying the little battery pack everywhere. Genuinely couldn't feel a thing for a whole week and the midwife who removed it says that it has healed really well. It was a Pyco dressing? Is that the same thing?

BridgetJonesDaiquiri Fri 23-Aug-19 22:53:00

Many thanks for starting a fresh thread @stroan!

sugarsprinklesrainbowdrops Fri 23-Aug-19 22:57:16

Thanks for the thread! Have added my ELCS date to the list even though I doubt it'll happen then due to overbookings.

30/8/19 EDD @Tefiti2
31/08/19 INDUCTION @ 37+5 @bridgetjonesdaiquiri(EDD 16/09/19)
01/09/19 EDD (induction 02/09/19) @hsunshine
03/09/19 EDD @notwhereishouldbe
05/09/19 EDD @ivegotthedecaf
07/09/19 EDD @kyles101
09/09/19 EDD @itakephotos
09/09/19 ELCS @sugarsprinklesrainbowdrops (EDD 16/09/19)
11/09/19 EDD @challengeyourreality
11/09/19 ELCS @db92 (EDD 16/09/19)
12/09/19 EDD & INDUCTION @megan2018
13/09/19 EDD @Moraxella
13/09/19 EDD @Iano
15/09/19 EDD &INDUCTION @Dipsy77
19/09/19 EDD @Fortheloveofscience
20/09/19 EDD @SJP3
22/09/19 EDD (induction tbc) @Exitstrategist
22/09/19 EDD @Puglover88
25/09/19 EDD @Dyra
25/09/19 EDD @RonaldWeasley
25/09/19 EDD @BimbleBamble
25/09/19 EDD @thecraicdealer
26/09/19 EDD @BBell2
30/09/19 @dustydoorframes

challengeyourreality Fri 23-Aug-19 23:13:02

Thanks for the new thread,
And congratulations to you @florencenotflo
Luckliy birth dates don't affect my dc here - they all start P1 on their 4th birthday. First year of school is very relaxed, attendance is not compulsary (although it is frowned upon if a child doesn't go from 4. That's also because being a SAHM is frowned upon too). P2 is also mainly learning by playing then P3 (age 6) becomes a more formal learning environment. Lots of people prefer to hold their child back a year aswell so they have a greater chance academically, so the child repeats year 2.

challengeyourreality Fri 23-Aug-19 23:14:44

Really looking forward to birthing this baby now!
Sites are set this weekend on getting a deep clean of bathrooms and toilets, kitchens and floors. DH has been encouraged to start on the front garden.

DustyDoorframes Fri 23-Aug-19 23:20:26

Thanks for the thread @Stroan ! V impressed that you are still our chief thread starter even though you are busy cuddling that babe!

kyles101 Fri 23-Aug-19 23:25:52

Thanks @Stroan

Congratulations @Florencenotflo !! Can't wait for a pic!

How long does everyone reckon they spend just staring at their newborns?

Eugh, went out for dinner, absolutely lovely food but my god I overate. I had thought I'd sleep really well tonight as I'd done so much today but not so sure now... I actually feel like I might go pop!!

BridgetJonesDaiquiri Fri 23-Aug-19 23:42:13

@Florencenotflo congratulations and love the name! Hope you're recovering well and enjoying all the newborn snuggles 😊

I think baby must have dropped a bit for me as I'm no longer suffering quite so horrendously with acid reflux. In the last week she's been totally free, 3/5ths and 4/5ths palpable at different times though, so think she's just having a merry old time popping in and out of my pelvis 🙄

@kyles101 so difficult when the food is so delicious yet there is bugger all room for it. Hope indigestion doesn't keep you up tonight.

boodles101 Fri 23-Aug-19 23:48:54

Thanks stroan

RonaldWeasley Sat 24-Aug-19 06:18:32

Thanks for the new thread @Stroan and congratulations @Florencenotflo, gorgeous name.

It's my baby shower today, didn't think I wanted one but my bezzie insisted and in glad she did, I'm excited smile. My lovely MIL had several too many G&Ts last night and was just sobbing about how excited she is to be Granny 😂. It was adorable but she's going to have a very sore head for the shower today!

db92 Sat 24-Aug-19 06:52:19

Thank you for the new thread @Stroan

Congratulations Florence, can't wait for a picture 

@RonaldWeasley have a lovely day at your shower today. Fingers crossed mil isn't suffering to much!

BBell2 Sat 24-Aug-19 06:57:34

@florencenotflo congratulations! Lovely she is here and glad your planned section went well! X

Florencenotflo Sat 24-Aug-19 06:58:34

Morning all! I did spend too much time last night staring at her but it's so hard not to! She was quite sleepy overnight so I had to keep waking her up to feed but I think she is feeding ok. Feeling quite tired this morning but I should be able to snooze during the day. And although I said I wanted to get home ASAP I'm thinking of seeing if I can stay tonight, the midwives here have been lovely and so helpful with feeding etc. But I'll see, I may have changed my mind by this afternoon!

IVEgottheDECAF Sat 24-Aug-19 07:24:51

Hsunshine this baby dropped weeks ago, about 32/33 weeks iirc!

Ive just been sick again
Anyone else got morning sickness back at 38+?

Ty for the thread stroan!

Look at all that hair florence!

challengeyourreality Sat 24-Aug-19 07:45:20

I barely slept a wink, noo. I feel like a giant ball of irritation mixed with excitement. Scared to go downstairs and face people but so very hungry for weetabix. Have promised dc swimming today too, will need coping techniques.

challengeyourreality Sat 24-Aug-19 07:46:18

TMI warning - Lost my mucus plug this morning in the toilet. Bigger than a 50p piece so no missing it

happydays00 Sat 24-Aug-19 07:49:58

@IVEgottheDECAF My sickness returned with a vengeance at the end of the pregnancy with my DD. Gosh, I hope it eases for you today. Are you getting on better with your DP? Hope he helps out with the kids today.

I'm hoping my DH will take our DD out somewhere this morning as I'm flying solo with her and the newborn this afternoon as he has to drop my parents off at the airport. I'm feeling a bit 😬 about it in case my DD kicks off with a giant tantrum.

How is everyone coping in the heat?

IVEgottheDECAF Sat 24-Aug-19 07:52:56

Today is literally the one day i DO NOT want to go into labour. People are not easily available to help and i am pretty much on my own with dc most of the day......

DP and i are getting on better though ty happydays
Does your dd still nap? If so can she have a nice afternoon nap while DH is out!

Horehound Sat 24-Aug-19 07:53:50

@Florencenotflo wowee look at the hair! I thought my boy had a lot hehe. Bet you are floating on air. Congratulations!

I'm having a hard time. Baby has a bit of jaundice and it's making him sleepy. He isn't latching at all. Had midwife round pretty much all afternoon yesterday showing me different positions and how to hand express etc which is all very well if he is awake but my issue is as soon as he is near me he sleeps. He makes all feeding cues to everyone around us except me. Anyhow, midwife has suggested I go in to the unit to get some help. sad feel really sad about it because I'd just assumed naively I'd find it easy...how stupid.
So midwife basically said we need to feed every 3 hours through night last night andnif he didnt latch i had to express and feed via a spoon. So basucally he didnt latch and i spent so much time doing the expressing and feeding. I literally got 0 sleep, in fact since I started contractions last sunday, I've slept less than 8 hours..this can't go on.

Sorry for the negativity

IVEgottheDECAF Sat 24-Aug-19 08:01:06

Horehound flowers It isnt stupid to assume BF will be all ok, we are told over and over again it is the most natural thing and what our bodies are designed for. The facts are some people do find it harder, and for some it just doesnt work. I think a happy relaxed mummy is more important than BF tbh! You must be exhausted from the birth and now this, plus all the hormones will be rushing round your body and playing havoc with your emotions. You need to do what is best for you and if that means giving a bit of formula so you can sleep knowing he has fed then so be it, or you might find it easier to just stop BF all together, you have given it a good try. Perhaps see what they suggest at the unit.

Horehound Sat 24-Aug-19 08:12:07

I think my first resort is to express because that way at least he is still getting my milk. There's no issue at all with supply, just a lethargic baby I think. I assume I'll be going to the unit today and possibly stay over
I also have a UTI they think sad

Anyhoo, to make this a bit more light hearted here is a breakfast menu my husband has just given me and I'm to select what I want! Hehe and a photo of me and our boy! And his coming home photo too hehe

IVEgottheDECAF Sat 24-Aug-19 08:15:57

Aww bless your DH! I think i need to eat to make the sick feeling go away, no one has made me a menu though i will have to fend for myself!

IVEgottheDECAF Sat 24-Aug-19 08:18:07

Horehound when one of mine had jaundice i was encouraged to let him sleep at the window, have you been told this? I had the pram set up in front of a window with the curtains and blinds open

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