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It's all balls, bicycles, and babies for the PESH!

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evilgiraffe Fri 27-Jun-14 15:39:25

Antenatal fred for BESH graduates


Faith - pinky faithlet arrived 14th April 2013
Pinkr - suitably pinky one arrived 25th August 2013
Jethro - blue one arrived 23rd September 2013
Noks - pink one arrived 12th January 2014
Frankel - large pink one arrived 10th March 2014
Merks - pink one landed safe and sound 21st March 2014
Sinky - Stubborn blue one arrived 26th March 2014
Driz - blue one arrived 12th June 2014
Kat - pink one arrived 21st June 2014


Draf - Expecting a late pink one EDD 19th June
Winks - EDD 26th June
Ginger - Miniginger due 13th August
Dor - A very special pink one expected 18th August
Euro - eager Centime expected to arrive a lot sooner than 28th August
Buggerlugs - Buglet due 20th October
Fankle - ESHlet expected 4th January
Cunty - Minichops expected 7th February

So the June cluster is halfway through laying, and then we're on to the July/August batch! Are we even going to have time for Wimbledon and Le Tour and the World Cup in all this excitement?!


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SinkyMalinks Fri 27-Jun-14 15:57:05

Luffly new fred Draf.

R is being a little mentalist at present and, sadly, still thinks sleep is for losers. Hence not posting. All time is spent placating the mini monster.

FrankelandFilly Fri 27-Jun-14 16:03:34

Well done Draf, I did wonder if you would do what I did and start labour in one fred and finish it in another!

Boo to the lack of sleep Sinks, E will only cat nap during the day but thankfully she is still sleeping well at night so I can't complain.

So, are we placing bets on whether Draf or Winks will pop next? wink

SinkyMalinks Fri 27-Jun-14 17:05:40

Hiya frank. I'll say Draf as I was gutted every day past my edd!


evilgiraffe Fri 27-Jun-14 17:27:10

grin I am hoping tomorrow's sweep gets things going... I don't want to run on into July! Nothing against July, it's just in my head this is a Junebaby...

<sends sleepy thoughts to R>

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GingerScouse Fri 27-Jun-14 18:33:27

Well done on new fred Draf.

I'm quite glad we're avoiding Le Tour, even though it's really close. Just all the prep has really pissed me off for some reason and I'm sick of it!

evilgiraffe Fri 27-Jun-14 19:16:37

I'm the complete opposite - so excited for the TdF! Wish people would shut up about Wiggins, though, he's not the only Brit with a chance and he's been acting like a petulant child for the last month too. I'm all about Mark Cavendish and his twinkly eyes grin

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JethroTull Fri 27-Jun-14 19:29:01

Marking my lurking place!

Draf I'm with you on the excitement levels for TDF.

eurochick Fri 27-Jun-14 20:11:48

I only realised today that the Tour is coming through London where it is going to cause absolute bloody chaos as it will come through on a weekday . I will pop out and see it if I'm not having a baby then!

R clearly needs one of these, sinky

evilgiraffe Fri 27-Jun-14 20:20:37

Yep, euro, on Monday 7th - the same stage that starts in Cambridge! I'm still vainly hoping to be able to see the start - you could go to the Mall and catch the end!

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FrankelandFilly Fri 27-Jun-14 20:30:36

I'm still debating about whether I'll go and watch them in Cambridge, I'm not really a fan but it's one of those things you like to say you've seen. Getting into Cambridge will be a right arse though.

katandkits Fri 27-Jun-14 20:31:05

Marking my place on new Fred. About to go to bed early in vain hope of getting sleep. Little kitten is a nocturnal party animal. She has slept most of the day so it isn't looking so promising for tonight!

CatsCantFlyFast Fri 27-Jun-14 21:53:57

Place mark

FriendofDorothy Fri 27-Jun-14 22:04:46

Checking in.

Had a busy day and I am cream crackered!

evilgiraffe Sat 28-Jun-14 11:03:04

Sweep in two hours. Eeeeeek!

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GingerScouse Sat 28-Jun-14 11:36:18

Good luck draf! Hopefully it will start everything off!

FrankelandFilly Sat 28-Jun-14 11:38:59


FrankelandFilly Sat 28-Jun-14 11:40:25

Good luck Draf, I've been trying to get on MN for ages to wish you well but bloody BT has been down for about 2 hours angry

eurochick Sat 28-Jun-14 11:55:37

Good luck draf!

After a better day yesterday I am having a bit of a relapse today. I'm slowly coming to terms with the section, but still so, so worried about the baby. Next scan is on Monday and I hope it shows good growth to give centime a better chance on the outside. Drs so far have reckoned the most likely drop zone is 32-34 weeks, and I hit 32 weeks on Thursday. I'm pretty terrified.

FrankelandFilly Sat 28-Jun-14 14:26:58

How did the sweep go Draf? Have you had that baby yet? wink <runs for the hills>

Euro up and down days are to be expected. I wish I could offer you words of comfort but worry that anything I say will sound patronising. Needless to say I'm thinking of you and centime.

evilgiraffe Sat 28-Jun-14 14:34:01

Baby now 3/5 palpable - improvement, hurrah! Cervix too closed for sweep though. Induction booked for Monday... shock

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FrankelandFilly Sat 28-Jun-14 14:55:48

Eek that's soon Draf shock how does it feel to know that in a few days you'll get to meet your baybee?

eurochick Sat 28-Jun-14 16:57:23

Thanks frank. I need to ban myself from the internet (other than MN, I think). I read a study this morning that said that 50% of babies with the blood flow issue at the level I have it or worse are stillborn or die shortly after birth. It put me in a right funk, as you might imagine. I'm being well-monitored so that shouldn't be our outcome, but it's hard not to worry.

I've been trying to cheer myself up by unpacking some of our many internet orders that we panic bought when this issue first came to light. So the isofix base and car seat are now in the car (far too early to need that, but it gave us something to do) and we've been practising with our wrap (photo on t'other place). I feel a bit better now. And we're heading off to the cinema in a bit to watch 22 Jump St to try to make ourselves laff.

eurochick Sat 28-Jun-14 16:58:53

Draf you are entering the drop zone. How exciting. smile

FrankelandFilly Sat 28-Jun-14 17:20:27

Oh euro it's hard not to Google but you must try not to. I'd suspect in a lot of those cases the issue was not diagnosed until very late on in the pregnancy and t'interweb is always full of the worst case stories as the ones with a good outcome are too boring. To counter your statistics I will tell you that my googling has thrown up a figure of 95% of babies born at 30 weeks will be just fine. So your being 32 weeks already gives you an even better figure.

I saw the picture in t'other place. Suits you smile

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