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October 2013 - may our labours move as fast as our threads!

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PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:24:32

New thread!

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PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:25:15

Hope everyone finds it as no chance of linking grin

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PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:26:28

Hope all is ok at the midwife today Jelly

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PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:27:02

The all important and ever more relevant list:

SC - still cooking (pre EDD)
SFW - still f***ing waiting (post EDD)
OWT - on way to theatre (CS)
IP - induction in progress
SWIL - somewhere in labour
LIT -lost in transition

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Racheld33 Mon 16-Sep-13 07:27:54

I'm here! Didn't realise we were at the end!
DS now sleeping on my (dead) arm, soundalike darth vader

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Tarlia Mon 16-Sep-13 07:32:17

Haha nice title, badger, thanks for making the thread!

Checking in with a BP of 149/100 :/ No farm, too cold and miserable. Mummy needs to put her feet up! If you have an old shelf laying around prop it up on something and get the cars out. DS has been amused by this on and off all weekend.

rach I'm glad he is asleep, but try and put him down. You must be exhausted!!

Jelly how rude of DH haha. Good luck at the MW.

Hmmm, forgot what else was at the end of the thread..

HotSoupDumpling Mon 16-Sep-13 07:34:59

Thanks Pseudo. Marking place!

PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:35:52

Tarlia - are you meant to go in with a BP like that?

I posted right at the end - my BP has been over 140/90 since yesterday afternoon but i'm trying to avoid going to the day unit as I have DS today - does it sound reasonable to see what it is in a couple of hours and then call them if I need to?

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PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:37:32

Sorry I see you've seen my post already grin

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Natalieand Mon 16-Sep-13 07:41:40

I had a mini panic that I wouldn't be able to find the new thread then when I saw the other one had run out :-0 lol

Hope u r both ok tarlia and pseudo

Sorry u had a bad night of it GT hope u manage to get comfy and get some sleep in the end xx and everyone else who had a bad nights sleep

rach hope ds is on the mend soon, horrible when they r ill :-(

pseudo thanks for the new thread x isit possible to post a link to it in the stats thread? Just incase it helps ppl too find it? Or is that a waste of time?

Tarlia Mon 16-Sep-13 07:44:18

Badger I'm assuming you have no other symptoms at all? If correct then I'd wait a couple of hours, stick a Disney on and get those feet up as it'll just go up if you rush about!
No, as I officially have PE I'm only to go in if symptoms get worse or bp is over 160(top) or 110(bottom) or movement changes, but baby is very busy as usual.

PseudoBadger Mon 16-Sep-13 07:46:19

I'm quite puffy today Tarlia but nothing else.
You take it easy too!

Nat do we still have a stats thread?

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pinkbuttons Mon 16-Sep-13 07:47:05

Morning ladies.
Checking in and 100% agree with the thread title

Sorry to hear there were so many struggling to sleep last night. I wouldve joined you but DH told me off for turning my phone onhmm so ended up lying there for hrs unable to sleep.

Have given up on feeling guilty about using cbeebies to entertain DS and am currently lay on the sofa having cuddles with him. is actually really lovely.

Sorry to hear about BPs tarlia and pseudo
and really hope DS feels a bit better after some sleep rachel you must be exhausted.

tarlia Congratulations on making it through the weekend hope you were able to enjoy family time and now feel a bit more relaxed if baby needs to come before Saturday.

My new aim is to get to Weds as is DHs birthday tomorrow and would feel bad about baby having to share her birthday. So 37+2 SC and legs crossedsmile

Hope both nelly and falcon managed to get some contraction free sleep
and that all is ok with terrified

Happy Monday to all those starting maternity leave this week! x

textbook Mon 16-Sep-13 08:07:28

Checking in - thanks for the new thread!

Rachel I really feel for your poor ds - my dd is asthmatic and was very prone to croup when she was younger, and I've done my share of house pacing and room steaming (as well as early morning hospital dashes for steroids). Really hope he's better today thanks

I was up reading until 1am, but actually managed some sleep last night shock just getting reluctant dd ready for school, apparently we have heavy rain forecast all day, so will then put my feet up and watch a movie I think...

Soupqueen Mon 16-Sep-13 08:25:58

Checking in, thanks pseudo

SC at 36 weeks exactly.

clapham jealous of your switched off alarm. This is my first morning of no work but the alarm went off at 6:30 as usual for DH. It is nice knowing it doesn't apply to me though!

Think I might clean/clear out the bedroom today. There are a couple of jobs I've been putting off and I really need to work out what clothes I have. I really don't want to spend more on maternity clothes but the change of season combined with not wearing work clothes for 5 days out of 7 has left me a bit stumped!

Sorry so many of you are fed up. I'm still mostly not ready for what's coming, in fact getting increasingly freaked out by the prospect of being a mum so am definitely not wishing it over.

Have a good day all, I predict I'll be much better at keeping up with the thread without pesky work!

roofio87 Mon 16-Sep-13 08:46:39

I fimally managed to get back to sleep at 6 for a few hours. I feel bad for dp cos although I couldn't sleep he's the one who had to get up and go to work outside in this gale force wind and heavy rain at 5 am!! I need to go into town today but listening to the weather cba!!

Shirehobbit Mon 16-Sep-13 08:54:08

Eeek - nearly panicked about finding the new thread!

SC @ 36+1 here and a mw appointment later - hoping they are finally going to talk about birth plan/homebirth/mw unit. DH is taking the time to come too, so he can at least ask if they insist on sausage factory-ing me, yet again. (Let's see if we can break the 4 minute for an appointment record, the longest I've been seen for so far!)

Getting up for work is getting more difficult, and I seem a bit shorter on patience than I was. I think when I do start maternity leave it will be a very good thing wink

MrsO27 Mon 16-Sep-13 09:05:50

Good luck today all those going in to see mw or in for cs or those in slow labour thanks

Haylebop12 Mon 16-Sep-13 09:09:34

Checking in, phew I found it smile

Smitten1981 Mon 16-Sep-13 09:16:53

Last week in the office this week - hurrah! Then 'working from home', I won't have much to do though.

Sorry to all those who had a bad night's sleep. Things are definitely getting tougher now.

Let's hope we see some more new arrivals this week!

claphammama Mon 16-Sep-13 09:24:22

found you! love the title pseudo

no sleep here too last night and feeling knackered. I try to refrain from checking my phone in the middle of the night and I stupidly stay in bed wide awake, tossing and turning, trying to sleep. Might as well get up and do something else. At least there is no work today and no nasty commute on the Northern Line. Hurray!!! counting my blessings today.

34+6 today and my 34 weeks appointment with GP later this morning. I find the GP appointments really boring though - check the urine, check BP, check that baby still has a heartbeat and off you go... also planning to arrange a tour of the hospital's maternity ward for this week so it feels familiar on the day.

legally jealous of your babies and jealous of your happy BF hormones :-) well done for managing to feed two!!

pseudo and tarlia as always sending you BP lowering thoughts x

and hope everyone with joint pains, heartburns, excruciatingly slow labours etc... has a good day today xx

claphammama Mon 16-Sep-13 09:34:32

oh Rachel missed your post earlier! sorry about your DS and hope he feels better soon. poor boy thanks

soup DP's alarm also went off at 6.30 but it wasn't mine and I wasn't asleep anyway so it didn't annoy me and wake me up. Just reinforced the point that nothing was going off for me grin

also, I have another first world problem... when should I have my pre-d day bikini wax? I'm confused... I'm only 35 weeks tomorrow and DS was born at 39+1 so trying to time it somehow... what do you reckon? and do you plan any? stupid really as, remembering last time, I know really won't care then...

Sparkeleigh Mon 16-Sep-13 09:41:17

Morning! SC at 35+4 here

I'm still catching up from Friday as I've had a crazy busy few days in work so couldn't mumsnet as usual So apologies in advance for massive post!

claphammama Wow!! I was practically cheering when you posted about your last day! grin You've just lived the dream of underappreciated workers everywhere, congratulations! grin Good news about your DH too!

Nat we do seem to fill up threads in the time it takes other ones to get a few posts grin

Flyer Your DP's parents sound lovely!

Nellysgirl ouch, hope baby arrives soon, that's quite an entrance! I've had a few hormone related meltdowns too. Afterwards they seem generally daft but at the time, so important!

falcon holy crap, how have your not murdered them by now? You could contact the supervisor of midwives and put in a complaint about your treatment... Glad your community midwife reassured you about Willow's movements. I hope it doesn't go on for weeks for you though...

PseudoBadger lol, I can totally see me doing that, you can't blame your DH for trying I guess! grin Slightly sceptical about this 'research' it's backed up by, if it was going to help you'd think the, uh, direct application would be more effective...

MrsO great news! yeah, it's probably as well for the survival of the species that men don't have to go through this! And I'll take your ice cream research over the alternative grin

Umlauf bloody cheek! Best wait till the baby's here to point out he's three times your size then though wink

legallyblond congrats on the feeding and I love the news of this breastfeeding hormone! I hope it works for me!

Sorry to all those who'd have bad nights flowers

kelly best of luck for today!!

This is my second last Monday in work, woohoo!

HeffalumpTheFlump Mon 16-Sep-13 09:52:20

Morning, marking place.

SC at 36+1, feel sick as a dog today sad bleurgh sad going to lie on the sofa and die probably. (sorry for self indulgent post, looking at my phone is making it worse) hope you are all ok.

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