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Due July 2009 - Part 4 - The Third Trimester.

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Phoenix Wed 22-Apr-09 21:10:46

A new thread, the old one's almost full

July 09 List

25th June - Christiana - DC #2 - Surprise
28th June - Woollyjo - DC #2 - Having a girl
29th June - Welshlinz - DC #2
29th June - JLo2 - DC #4 - Having a boy
29th June - Highrise - first baby
early July - lyca - DC #4
1st July - Rattling - first two babies - Surprise - TWINS
1st July - binkerbeany - DC #2
1st July - Mrsmope - DC #2 and #3 - Having 1 boy, 1 girl - TWINS
1st July - trixiechick
2nd July - Nicky6 - DC #2
2nd July - pop1973
4th July - Mum2boys2girls - DC #5
4th July - ActivityApple - first baby - Having a boy
5th July - soozze - DC #2
6th July - xxhunnyxx - first baby - Having a boy
6th July - Wiltedrose - DC #2 - Having a girl
7th July - MuppetGirl - DC #3
7th July - Misspaella - DC #3 - Surprise
7th July - QueenFee - DC #3 - Surprise
7th July - thelollipoplady - DC #3 - Having a boy
7th July - Eviebear
8th July - JetLi - first baby
8th July - deleting - DC #3 - Surprise
8th July - rubyriley - DC #3 - Having a boy
9th July - LargeGlassofRed - DC #4 AND #5 - Having 2 boys - TWINS
9th July - Betsyboo - DC #3
9th July - London11 - DC #2 and #3 - Having 2 boys - TWINS
9th July - bellybaba
9th July - Gillyan - DC #2 - Having a girl
9th July - Hobbgoblin - DC #4
10th July - Baffy - DC #2
10th July - Mij - DC #2 - Surprise
10th July - Newb - first baby - Having a girl
10th July - SafferUpNorth - first baby
10th July - eveningall - DC #2
11th July - Marsmonster - DC #2
12th July - Jenny79 - first baby - Having a boy
13th July - Scully - DC #3
14th July - doublehelp - DC #3
14th July - Naturopath - DC #2
14th July - Dannyg - DC #3 - Having a girl
14th July - LittleDoe - first baby
15th July - Accebar - Having a girl
15th July - Lydiathetattooedlady - Having a boy
16th July - BeccaBump - DC #2 - Having a boy
16th July - Knax - DC #2
16th July - NattyTomAndEllen - DC #3
16th July - SheWillBeLoved - first baby
16th July - plot2 - DC #2 - Having a boy
16th July - Lillabet - first baby - Surprise
17th July - Patchybob - DC #3 - Surprise
17th July - Phoenix - DC #2 - Having a boy
17th July - alibobble - DC #2 - Surprise
17th July - Bozette - DC #2 - Having a girl
17th July - BrumOne - first baby
18th July - maxmissie
19th July - Dinkyboysmum - DC #2
19th July - busyemma - DC #3
20th July - LBK - first baby
20th July - Belgrano - DC #2 - Having a boy
22nd July - ray81
22nd July - chellebelle - DC#4
23rd July - Andie01 - DC #2
24th July - Madoldbird - DC #3 - TWINS
24th July - Lastboxoftampons - first baby
24th July - Moominmoma - first baby
24th July - Lyrebird - first baby
24th July - ilikeyoursleeves - DC #2
25th July - PrincessButtercup - DC #3 - Having a boy
25th July - BonzoDoodah - DC #2 - Surprise
25th July - Mickeylou - DC #2 - Having a girl
27th July - KitCat26 - first baby
28th July - mylilmiracle - first baby
28th July - Cheekycel - Having a girl
29th July - Brainmish - DC #2
29th July - Poppet45 - first baby
30th July - Mavornia - DC #2
31st July - madeinamerica - first baby - Having a girl
31st July - littlepipbumpmummy - DC #2
31st July - EarthMotherWannabe - first baby

chellebelle Thu 23-Apr-09 09:13:42

Thank you for adding me Phoenix smile and for everyone's warm welcomes!

ilikeyoursleeves am shocked that you're having to wait so long for your scan! Is it just that they're really busy? Good news about the extra cash instead of your A/L though.

Beccabump Thu 23-Apr-09 10:17:11

Thanks Phoenix

QueenFee Thu 23-Apr-09 10:40:24

Morning!
Thanks Phoenix didn't realise how many posts were on the previous one!

I'm feeling frustrated this morning as I have so much I need to be getting on with but my body is saying no! I came home after the school run sat down and now can't heave myself out of the chair now to get on shock

Oh well good practice for a newborn I guess grin

Phoenix Thu 23-Apr-09 10:50:19

There is another motive to the new thread, i'll be able to read and post from my phone while i'm bored at work. My phone won't let me open threads that have more than about 400 posts on .

Ds cried after me again at pre-school this morning. He's had a week off before and gone back fine but this 3wk off is different. I'm dreading the 6wk summer holidays because when he goes back after that he will have a new baby brother at home hmm.

xxhunnyxx Thu 23-Apr-09 12:40:40

Happy St George's Day everybody!

Hope everybody is well. I've not really got much to report. My Dad is still staying with me but it's not too bad, he's been doing a few jobs including my gardening which is great cos my back just can't handle doing gardening at the mo!

The ex is still bein a cock, he's still not even text to apologise for not comin to ante natal class last week so I've told him not to bother comin at all cos I don't want him at the birth, to which he still hasn't responded.
My Mum rang his Mum to 'introduce herself' and they had a good natter and she just happened to mention what has been going on (in an innocent way) and his mum is going to try and knock some sense in to him! lol. It helps that his Mum thinks I'm great and she's quite aware of his flaws.

I'm really feeling like I could do with some real life pregnant/mum friends at the mo sad

mickeylou Thu 23-Apr-09 13:44:28

Hiya hunny - is there an aquenatal class near you. that could be a good way of meeting other mums to be. failing that i got friendly with other mums when i took DS to be weighed every week at local sure start centre where the health visitors were based.

ilikeyoursleeves - cant believe you arent having your second scan until 28 weeks! mine at 20 weeks seems so long ago now. counting down to the 32 week one (placenta was low at 20 weeks)

anyone else getting leg cramps at night. ouch!

xxhunnyxx Thu 23-Apr-09 13:56:52

mickeylou I think all the aquanatal classes are on during the day and I'm still working at the mo. There's also a breathing a relaxation class that I plan to go to when I'm on maternity leave so I'm sure I'll meet some mums to be soon.

JLo2 Thu 23-Apr-09 16:10:15

You'll meet lots of mums once your baby is born hunny I promise you smile
Until then you'll just have to make do with us winkgrin

Phoenix Thu 23-Apr-09 17:08:13

hunny - How about a bumps and babies group. Check here to see if there's a group near you.

Phoenix Thu 23-Apr-09 17:12:08

Oh actually not sure if they have them on there hmm.

Phoenix Thu 23-Apr-09 17:16:10

I've been working at this office 4wks now and the bloke i'm working with decided to tell me i can get online on the office computers now i've done a new thread

Phoenix Thu 23-Apr-09 20:05:06

Just a thought hunny but have you tried netmums?

Gillyan Thu 23-Apr-09 20:52:27

Hey guys, phoenix can u update the list with my section date on it's the 2nd July so no way I'll go over at least! Thanks

ilikeyoursleeves Thu 23-Apr-09 20:55:08

Hi all, yes it's been ages since my last scan but the reason for the wait is because we don't farkin get 20 week scans here! angry It seems most of Scotland loses out on the 20 week scan and all we get is the 12 week one. However, I am getting a 28 and 32 week scan to see what size the baby is due to having bad tearing at DS's birth- if this baby is a lot bigger then they may advise a C-section. I've not really thought of natural V section options yet, I just want to see my baby again! (oooo and hopefully find out the flavour).

Hunny I met mums through a postnatal yoga class, at baby massage and at other baby group things we went to. You will be fine once baby is here, you will probably meet other mums all the time.

Phoenix Thu 23-Apr-09 21:05:42



25th June - Christiana - DC #2 - Surprise
28th June - Woollyjo - DC #2 - Having a girl
29th June - Welshlinz - DC #2
29th June - JLo2 - DC #4 - Having a boy
29th June - Highrise - first baby
early July - lyca - DC #4
1st July - Rattling - first two babies - Surprise - TWINS
1st July - binkerbeany - DC #2
1st July - Mrsmope - DC #2 and #3 - Having 1 boy, 1 girl - TWINS
1st July - trixiechick
2nd July - Nicky6 - DC #2
2nd July - pop1973
4th July - Mum2boys2girls - DC #5
4th July - ActivityApple - first baby - Having a boy
5th July - soozze - DC #2
6th July - xxhunnyxx - first baby - Having a boy
6th July - Wiltedrose - DC #2 - Having a girl
7th July - MuppetGirl - DC #3
7th July - Misspaella - DC #3 - Surprise
7th July - QueenFee - DC #3 - Surprise
7th July - thelollipoplady - DC #3 - Having a boy
7th July - Eviebear
8th July - JetLi - first baby
8th July - deleting - DC #3 - Surprise
8th July - rubyriley - DC #3 - Having a boy
9th July - LargeGlassofRed - DC #4 AND #5 - Having 2 boys - TWINS
9th July - Betsyboo - DC #3
9th July - London11 - DC #2 and #3 - Having 2 boys - TWINS
9th July - bellybaba
9th July - Gillyan - DC #2 - Having a girl - Having C-Section July 2nd
9th July - Hobbgoblin - DC #4
10th July - Baffy - DC #2
10th July - Mij - DC #2 - Surprise
10th July - Newb - first baby - Having a girl
10th July - SafferUpNorth - first baby
10th July - eveningall - DC #2
11th July - Marsmonster - DC #2
12th July - Jenny79 - first baby - Having a boy
13th July - Scully - DC #3
14th July - doublehelp - DC #3
14th July - Naturopath - DC #2
14th July - Dannyg - DC #3 - Having a girl
14th July - LittleDoe - first baby
15th July - Accebar - Having a girl
15th July - Lydiathetattooedlady - Having a boy
16th July - BeccaBump - DC #2 - Having a boy
16th July - Knax - DC #2
16th July - NattyTomAndEllen - DC #3
16th July - SheWillBeLoved - first baby
16th July - plot2 - DC #2 - Having a boy
16th July - Lillabet - first baby - Surprise
17th July - Patchybob - DC #3 - Surprise
17th July - Phoenix - DC #2 - Having a boy
17th July - alibobble - DC #2 - Surprise
17th July - Bozette - DC #2 - Having a girl
17th July - BrumOne - first baby
18th July - maxmissie
19th July - Dinkyboysmum - DC #2
19th July - busyemma - DC #3
20th July - LBK - first baby
20th July - Belgrano - DC #2 - Having a boy
22nd July - ray81
22nd July - chellebelle - DC#4
23rd July - Andie01 - DC #2
24th July - Madoldbird - DC #3 - TWINS
24th July - Lastboxoftampons - first baby
24th July - Moominmoma - first baby
24th July - Lyrebird - first baby
24th July - ilikeyoursleeves - DC #2
25th July - PrincessButtercup - DC #3 - Having a boy
25th July - BonzoDoodah - DC #2 - Surprise
25th July - Mickeylou - DC #2 - Having a girl
27th July - KitCat26 - first baby
28th July - mylilmiracle - first baby
28th July - Cheekycel - Having a girl
29th July - Brainmish - DC #2
29th July - Poppet45 - first baby
30th July - Mavornia - DC #2
31st July - madeinamerica - first baby - Having a girl
31st July - littlepipbumpmummy - DC #2
31st July - EarthMotherWannabe - first baby

Mij Thu 23-Apr-09 23:17:49

Going to have to skim read the old thread to catch up!

Had a fabulous week in Cornwall. Even got a smidge of a tan and spent two days on the (slightly chilly) beach. DD excelled herself and did some outstanding naked rock climbing. Love holidays (we don't get them often), loathe coming back again.

DPs 40th birthday next week, party on Saturday, bog all has been organised so having a bit of a mad scramble to make sure there's something for people to eat off! He's got a lot of mates so that's no mean feat...

Suddenly look pg - very high, like last time, which makes the bump look very neat but it's already a bugger to do up my shoelaces. Ahhhh! Another 3 months of this!

Patchybob Fri 24-Apr-09 08:20:10

Hi everyone, lovely new thread. Hope you are all ok.

Has anyone got bad hayfever at the moment. I didn't have it with the other 2, but am making up for it now. Spoke to the pharmasict who said there are some things you can take, but the best thing is vasaline under the nose to catch the pollen. As far as I can tell, it does naff all except give you a shiny nose! Feeling very sorry for myself!

Fake tanned my legs last night and shaved them at long last blush so am showing them to the world today in a summery maternity skirt. So sick of my jeans!

Having my lucozade test today and full blood count. I have to go to the hospital for it which is a pain as its 30 mins away and I have loads to do at home. Anyway it will be a good thing done. Have a fab weekend everyone xx

hobbgoblin Fri 24-Apr-09 10:25:00

Hi All!

I am so rubbish at keeping up with this thread, sorry.

I really feel like I'm on the home stretch now, but am right with you on the problems tying shoelaces, etc.!

I've just discovered that my boy baby (sexing scan at 16 weeks) is a girl baby and am secretly vvvvvv pleased. Also, my low placenta has shifted up so homebirth is looking more likely.

Got to get a Strep B test done. Is anyone else having one?

Gillyan Fri 24-Apr-09 12:10:51

Thanks phoenix

patchy why are you having the test done? Do you suspect you are diabetic? If so why? I have been feeling a bit off this last week - very tired and drinking a LOT and my mum said I might be diabetic. They did my blood for FBC last thursday and not heard anything, do you know, would a FBC pick up signs of diabetes or do you have to do a special kind of fasting/lucozade one?

hobgoblin good job you're pleased and not devestated by sex! Glad you're happy. I asked MW about this and have read up on it and I'm not having it done - sorry - Group B Strep that is. MW said you have to have it done very close to labouring and that the results can change within a week so it might show up as clear then you could get it anyway and visa versa.

hobbgoblin Fri 24-Apr-09 13:23:07

Gillyan that is very true about the testing for GBS. I had it with my first baby and although she was fine it was very scary because I got the results via a routine swab from which I received the results after I delivered. So. I was very alarmed and stressed that she may suddenly become ill in the first days post-delivery. She was fine though.

With babies 2 and 3 I had swabs taken from 35 weeks til the end, weekly because I was having a planned homebirth which was dependant upon negative GBS tests. All swabs were fine and I arranged for placental and baby swabs to be taken with DS2 at the point of delivery. All negative.

This time I'm in a different area and have been advised to arrange a private test, so I will do so so it can be taken as close to delivery as possible with fast results (hopefully).

Re the diabetes testing, I had the lucozade blood test thing at Chelsea and Westminster but at no other hospitals where I have been pregnant. I guess it's the old postcode lottery issue again.

Good luck with results.

Funnily enough, I had been wondering at back of my mind about diabetes because this last 10 days I have been absolutely zonked and so, so thirsty. My skin is dry too though (which has spoilt my spray tan grin) so I think I am just plain old dehydrated despite drinking gallons of squash.

mickeylou Fri 24-Apr-09 13:26:26

just read hobgoblins post and now panicking that this baby will be a boy after ive bought far too many pink things and a purple pram!! grin

waiting for friend to come round with her gorgeous 3 week old little girl. cant wait for a cuddle!!

shaving legs - sooo difficult now!

Gillyan Fri 24-Apr-09 13:29:40

hob have the test done even it just puts your mind at ease.

chellebelle Fri 24-Apr-09 13:35:37

Gillyan as far as I am aware they do the GTT test for one of 4 main reasons 1) if you have a family history of diabtetes 2) if sugar is in your urine sample on multiple occasions 3) if your BMI when you first booked in was over 30 4)if your are measuring a lot bigger than your dates. If you're feeling tired, it is probably more likely to be down to a low iron count which is really common in pregnancy. I had fine blood results with my last 2 pregnancies to start with but both times at the 28 week blood test was prescribed iron tablets due to low iron count. Try eating more iron rich foods and also having a drink of orange juice with them as this helps your body to absorb the iron better, should help to improve any anaemia. Do remember though that your body is working hard making a baby and if you're not sleeping well too then you're going to be knackered.

ilikeyoursleeves I so know how you feel, when I was pregnant with DD they didn't do a 20 week scan and all the ladies on my thread were chatting about their scans which got me so frustrated at my NHS! At least you have the later ones so you get to see your little one really soon smile. How big was your last one? Oddly I hardly tore at all with DS1 (8lb 6oz - 3 stitches) tore horrendously with DD (8lb 12oz - internal and external stitches) but hardly tore at all with DS2 (10lb 14oz - no needlework at all)! I guess my body/bits had had some practice by then gringrin.

Phoenix Fri 24-Apr-09 16:29:52

I was told i had GBS with Ds, i'd never heard of it. They said it had been in a past swab and i'd need ab's when i was in labour. This time there has been absolutely no mention of GBS. I asked at my 12wk scan appointment and they just said they don't routinely test for it at my hospital. So i don't know what to do about it this time. I'm going to bring it up again when i see the consultant at 36wks.

Mickeylou - I had really bad leg cramps when i was having ds but fingers crossed i've only had it twice so far this time. I get leg cramp quite alot but OMG its a whole lot more painful in pregnancy.

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