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October 2013 - Countdown to D-Day!

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roxvox Mon 05-Aug-13 14:58:48

Baby due dates/sexes/name choices here

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legallyblond Mon 05-Aug-13 15:13:05

Checking in!

Flyer747 Mon 05-Aug-13 15:17:32

Checking in...thanks for the new thread

ComtesseDeFrouFrou Mon 05-Aug-13 15:19:50

I love the fact that you think that this one might be long enough to last until we start having babies grin

pinkbuttons Mon 05-Aug-13 15:24:22

checking in, no doubt you will have finished this thread by the time im back from holiday at the weekend grin
blue my DS is 3 in January.

AnythingNotEverything Mon 05-Aug-13 15:24:58

Right ... I think I've missed every thread so far, but I'm marking my place on this one!

I'll add my details to the spreadsheet next time I'm on a computer.

You all move too quick for me, but I look forward to hearing about final weeks at work and some early arrivals maybe!

Although I've been lurking, it's been really great being able to read about your experiences as I've gone along. I'm due 16th October so in the middle of the group. Comforting to hear others going through the same things and know there's a source of info and support if required.

Enjoy your huge wriggly bumps- nearly there now!

roxvox Mon 05-Aug-13 15:30:23

comtessed that's why I went with 'countdown to' rather than 'the final countdown'!

Welcome anything!

Baby appears to be able to reach higher than he/she could previously. Suddenly I seem to be getting loads of kicks or punches up really high in the centre of my bump. Bump is now living up to it's nickname of 'little bugger' smile

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Haylebop12 Mon 05-Aug-13 15:46:23

Marking place!

rox your uterus should now stretch up to round 4cm above your belly button so lots of movement high up sounds good and means baby could be head down which is also good smile

Slippysnow Mon 05-Aug-13 15:46:50

I'm here, thanks for the new thread.

I can't remember who had the staffy, but I also have one too. And was worrying about introducing them before, I've spoken about it before on here and another thread (sorry if I'm boring people) but I found a really good book called 'tell your dog you're pregnant' it's easy, short and full of good tips.

Also people who were discussing baby joggers, they do have carry cots that face parents for the early months. I've never heard of a difference between USA ones and British. I bought my gt (in single) from online4baby after doing loads of price comparisons and research.

roxvox Mon 05-Aug-13 15:49:49

Thanks Haylebop - baby is reaching higher than that though! I am 32 weeks this week, and I swear I feel a foot or hand kicking out about 10cm above my belly button!

The MW had a feel the other day and said that baby was head down. Are they likely to just stay in this position now, or may they move out of this position and back again etc?

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Tarlia Mon 05-Aug-13 16:18:03

5th October EDD here too smile

I always say end of September as a) drs are 'just waiting for pre eclampsia to start' b) I had a 37/38 week induction last time c) I'm humongous! And when you say October people seem to assume mid oct for some reason.

Def echo about getting UTI treated ASAP.

PseudoBadger Mon 05-Aug-13 16:23:04

Ditto Tarlia, DS was induced at 38 weeks for the same reason so I say EDD is mid October but who knows?

JellyCurls Mon 05-Aug-13 16:23:18

Checking in, thanks for new thread. Managed to get a mw to come to house today as still got very little movement. After 30 mins she managed to locate heartbeat then baby booted her, been told to call triage if movements slow down again. Head down now smile but part engaged hmm. Explains the drop in bump height and feeling like I sitting on something hard.

legallyblond Mon 05-Aug-13 16:30:09

Hey Jelly, that's good news. DD's head was 4/5ths (I think - they measure in fifths don't they?) from 32 weeks.... She arrived at 42 weeks!!!!

I really think that Lost, you should get that UTI treated - as I said earlier, it can have really serious complications at this stage....

roofio87 Mon 05-Aug-13 16:42:23

Blimey we've moved fast today!! Hope you're all doing well. I think I was one of the first to join the thread after being on a conception thread for about 2 weeks bbefore getting my bro, I still feel bad about that lol!!

Bad side of today has been a really off tummy, lots of toilet trips!! Don't know why really but sure it will pass.
Good sIde of today; anyone remember me ranting about mothercare only doing their basic pram/travel system in blue or pink? Anyway discovered today that they have added black, red and green to their repertoire so think we're defo gonna go for that!! I'm made up cos don't want to spend too much on it!!

roxvox Mon 05-Aug-13 16:48:03

Pleased you got some reassurance with the doppler jellycurls!

Midwife wrote in my book that baby is 'head down 5/5' but I have no idea what that means! I don't feel like the baby's head is uncomfortably low, but it took her a while and lots of pressing to be able to find the head, so perhaps it is!

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roxvox Mon 05-Aug-13 16:49:39

Ah, I have just found a reference that says that 5/5 is completely unengaged (but still head down)... It's when you get to 0/5 that baby is fully engaged;
5= floating
0= engaged

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GTbaby Mon 05-Aug-13 16:51:37

I predict two MORE threads before d-day for me shock

Off to catch up on last thread.

textbook Mon 05-Aug-13 16:54:39

Checking in - thanks for the new thread rox!

I've been busy with appointments today - saw the consultant this morning and had my section agreed, but no date yet! Bump was measuring big, so back to the hospital in the afternoon for a growth scan. Baby looking average for everything apart from looong legs, but placenta still hasn't moved up so having another scan at 35 weeks to check it again. Sigh.

+1 to get UTI seen to ASAP gang, and glad all naughty quiet babies are now kicking smile

legallyblond Mon 05-Aug-13 16:59:47

Yes, that's right Rox... DD was 1/5 (ie 4 fifths engaged) for ten looong weeks!

HotSoupDumpling Mon 05-Aug-13 17:03:20

Thanks rox!

Lost - see a doctor immediately to get some drugs, in the mean time drink lots and lots of water and don't hold it in (counterintuitively, peeing MORE helps). I'm used to UTIs and this is always the doctor's advice to me.

Let's see - on average 10 weeks until we pop, we usually have 1 thread every 2 weeks...that's 4-6 threads to go for all of us!

TheFalconsmistress Mon 05-Aug-13 17:11:17

Checking in! Made banana bread and eating my way through it blush

1stTimer25 Mon 05-Aug-13 17:12:53

Checking in! Thanks for new thread rox

slippysnow it's me that has a staffie smile I shall look into that book! I'm sure I'm being over nervous as he is the biggest wimp on the planet! But it's reassuring to find out tips from other people who have been through it or are preparing for it!

lost I'm echoing everyone else, definitely worth pushing to be seen today for some treatment. I hope you manage to get an appointment.

1stTimer25 Mon 05-Aug-13 17:14:25

Hi tarlia due date buddie smile

Natalieand Mon 05-Aug-13 17:45:07

Another new thread. I have exactly 10 weeks today until my due date

I had a chat on the phone to my 'personal' midwife WRT very little movement and she wanted to come and see me today but I wasn't available when she was so she is coming to see me in the morning she also said that if he continues to not move for an entire day at a time then its likely I will be induced at some point over the next 10 weeks as this is now the second time its happened and then majorly reduced movements tend to follow it for a good 2-3 days after and apparently the doctors don't like it if they aren't moving. Which definately panicked me a bit as I've not heard about this before and despite not wanting to be a poor 40+14 preggo lady I don't wanna give birth rediculously early either! Add to that the fact I'm not ready for him lol

Glad the consultant and growth scan went well today text

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