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November 2014 - thread 10 - the one where someone uses the name Phoebo.

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amy83firsttimer Wed 12-Nov-14 22:34:15

Thanks for thread title idea hedgehogsong

I wonder if this will be the final antenatal club thread???

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excitedforbaba Wed 12-Nov-14 23:54:22

Love the title!
can already say if bubz is a girl it's going to be pretty close to phoebo grin

GiantHulkHands Thu 13-Nov-14 00:12:26

Nice title.

And congrats to all the new mums!

utopian99 Thu 13-Nov-14 06:54:21

So after all that ranting yesterday the New Small decided to turn up early, which genuinely surprised us! (Only by 5 days though.) Not quite the birth I'd had in mind but everyone was glorious at the hospital and he is feeding like a trooper! Still need an absolute fix on a middle name so not told anyone beyond parents and pil yet - and you lot!
Will stick up proper birth story in a bit, anyone else overnight? (Nov 13th - oooh. )

amy83firsttimer Thu 13-Nov-14 07:11:44

Congratulations Utopian99!!!!
If you tell us the first name we could suggest middle names????

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WorkFreeWannabe Thu 13-Nov-14 07:35:04

Congratulations Utopian thanks. Maybe all that moaning was a sign labour was imminent.

Shocker of a nights sleep for me. Contractions between 1 and 2. Lasting a max of 50 seconds and coming in waves ranging from 1 min to 5 minutes. Had an intense urge to wee constantly but nothing was coming out. Spent most of the time perched on the loo as I was scared I would wet the bed. Everything seemed tailed off just as I was about to call the hospital.

DH sprang out of bed really worried and grabbed the Tens machine. So there was us all bleary eyed reading instructions on how to work the silly thing. God knows why I hadn't checked it out earlier. Ladies please get your practice in now, if you haven't already. Nothing like struggling mid contraction to read a manual whilst DH sticks the pads on upside down and mixes up the wiressad.

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 13-Nov-14 07:50:13

Congratulations Utopian! Lovely news smile

I lost the plot a bit last night, after having a horrendous time trying to get DS to go to sleep- he's had a couple of unsettled nights this week so was seriously overtired, and it took ages to get him to drop off. Came downstairs to the second text IN A DAY from MIL asking if I'd had any signs yet! Cue lots of crying, throwing my phone across the sofa and huffing that "I'm not even bloody replying to that!" She then phoned DH about ten minutes later to ask if I was in labour. When he told her to stop texting me so often, she rather innocently asked why, was I getting fed up? grin

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 13-Nov-14 07:53:31

Disclaimer- I love MIL to bits, but was in a seriously foul mood last night!

Thehedgehogsong Thu 13-Nov-14 08:10:00

Congrats Utopian! grin

No baby here, just a niggly uterus and a stroppy me, slept a lot so can't have been too much going on overnight.

Pinkgirly that does sound annoying! No-one would dare pester me yet, I'm terrifying when pregnant, but DH is getting questions from everyone. He says he can't remember the last time anyone asked him how he is doing!!

catg83 Thu 13-Nov-14 08:14:57

massive congratulations Utopian. Well done. xxx

ladydolly Thu 13-Nov-14 08:19:59

Hurrah Utopian!!! Congratulations!! Phoebo as a middle name?

41 weeks today and no news other than a record 7 wees during the night. Sigh.

utopian99 Thu 13-Nov-14 09:16:30

Ha. Phoebo would do nicely! Staff here lovely and super attentive. Had an emcs after heartbeat issues and failed progression plus meconium, which I wasn't hoping for at all, but they seem to have done a good job of it and The Small is healthy, which is the main thing.
Now worried about the implications for getting a flat tummy back! (Yes my priorities are all wrong...)

ToniWol Thu 13-Nov-14 09:27:40

Congratulations utopian!

Pink - it's my sister who I'm getting the texts off. Her reasoning is that little sisters are supposed to be annoying...

Still in bed as didn't get home until late last night. Now terrified that following tomorrow's sweep waters will go during DHs concert on Sunday. Which could be awkward.

TwigletFiend Thu 13-Nov-14 09:40:43

So, Bean also arrived in the early hours of the morning! A baby girl, Jasmine Mary, 6lb 7.5oz born at 4:54 this morning. I am exhausted after a rather intense first labour experience! Arrived at hospital just after 4 to find myself 9cms dilated! Just about had time to suck down some gas and air before the urge to push struck. 40 minutes later she arrived left elbow first into the world! Narrowly avoided episiotomy (doctor was in the room with scalpel and scissors ready) by dint of the fantastic head MW, who shouted at me to 'push, God damn it!' and wouldn't let the doctor come near me other than to check the monitor! Knackered now so more later. Fingers crossed for everyone else and congratulations, utopian!!

Thehedgehogsong Thu 13-Nov-14 09:47:05

Woooo great news Twiglet and well done to you and the midwife keeping those doctor's scissors away!

haventgotaclue1 Thu 13-Nov-14 09:58:36

What a great way to start a new thread! Very many congratulations Utopian and Twiglet thanks thanks - sounds like you got to the hospital just in the nick of time Twiglet!

Not a lot going on here - quite uncomfortable night's sleep: achy hips, back and the odd period pain (could be BH, but I've no idea really). Felt a bit nauseous too, but that's all cleared up now... Am finding it more and more difficult to get myself up and out of bed as the week progresses...5 days until EDD and counting....

catg83 Thu 13-Nov-14 10:20:42

Congratulations Twiglet. Good work.
I always thought I wouldn't be the person clock watching when EDD came. Well today is the day and I cannot believe I have only been up for 2 hours. Plan is to go to aquanatal this afternoon which will pass a couple of hours. I have always said he will be late but think I have been a bit naive in what that will actually feel like. x

Sazhoopz Thu 13-Nov-14 10:38:15

Congrats on all the new babies thanks

Toddler has decided 6am is now the correct time to get up despite what we tell him and as a result the Christmas Cake is now in the oven baking and cleaning done. Thinking that earns us the rest of the morning off!

Realised that it's been a while since I packed the hospital bags so will be repacking them this afternoon. No signs of anything happening sad

amy83firsttimer Thu 13-Nov-14 11:03:22

Back from midwife. Sweep done, she said she managed to get a fingertip in but the cervix is still quite far back but is softening. Very strange having a young lady's hand up my foo but I suppose I'll get used to it!!!

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Thehedgehogsong Thu 13-Nov-14 11:22:05

Other than weird at the lady hand in the foo, do you feel anything happening Amy?

Strawberryfield12 Thu 13-Nov-14 11:54:52

Congratulations Utopian and Twiglet!
Another day/night of two babies! It's just getting more and more exciting!!

amy83firsttimer Thu 13-Nov-14 12:15:42

Not really, I bled a tiny bit now it's just normal - ish. Going to go for a walk after lunch and see if that helps.

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ToniWol Thu 13-Nov-14 12:29:32

Congratulations Twiglet.

Haven't, I'm the same. Keeping myself going with little bits of housework (a dark load today I think).

Am going to get the second baby cardigan finished today as well, in addition to going on my laptop to do a couple of Guiding related things.

Thisisimpossible Thu 13-Nov-14 12:49:12

Congratulations Twiglet and Utopian! Crikey they're coming thick and fast aren't they grin

Had contractions all day yesterday randomly apart and all over the place, tummy was really sore for about 3 hours after I went to bed but nothing this morning. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

Have been for a long walk with the dogs in the vain hope...

Lovely news guys, even if I am slowly turning a nice shade of green wink

Thisisimpossible Thu 13-Nov-14 12:53:34

DP was suggesting I try the Tens machine last night. I suggested he try it first...just as well I did because when he turned it on it was turned up far too high and he shot off the sofa gringrin

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