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Anyone due Jan 2005 ??(521 Posts)
It's me... I can't believe I get to start this!
I'm due 2nd Jan 2005... Actually AF is not due for 4 days(!!) but have done 3 tests and all positive. I am only 11 days pregnant.
It's a bit lonely here on my own, I hope there will be lots of you joining me soon, especially from 'ttc thread 6'.
How awful Pollyanna.
I've 4 weeks to go today - yippee!!!
great news that you got a date SM.
Can't believe some of you have everything ready for your hospital bag already !! I haven't started. I didn't bother with antenatal classes 2nd time around either !
Time is going fast now that we ar eon the countdown !
Good luck to all.
fufmum, I didn't think of going to Dorothy Perkins, I went to Hennes, but it was manic and we had a laugh at the baby doll maternity dresses in Topshop (in my dreams..), but I came away empty handed. I want some jeans though as some of my earlier purchases are too small now (oops).
4 weeks Sm - can't believe it!! I wish I had some inkling of my date - I was 2 weeks late last time and really want to avoid that this time.
Bigbird, I haven't got anything for my bag yet either - I just can't bring myself to buy the paper pants just yet! but I suppose i'd better get a move on.
Hello all and welcome back to Big bird and Pollyanna
Thanks very much for all the messages about commuting, I've calmed down a lot on it now as can work at home for 2 days a week, so psychologically I feel better as by Weds of each week I've done two days travelling and only have one left. I don't really have the option to leave job early without actually resigning, I just tell myself I have to make myself feel less stressed out. Only 3 weeks of work left anyway.
Make sure you tell us when your babies are out in the World SM!
HOSPITAL bags? Already?? Have just started to think about this too but not bought anything. Had ante-natal last night which was great, second session so everyone more relaxed with each other and fun watching the other bumps get bigger. 2 hours all about pain relief, so am surprised I managed to sleep....am going to look on Amazon for relaxation tapes now, for dad not me, ha ha...
Can't wait until Saturday, we're going buggy shopping! Obviously got my priorities spot-on - who needs a hospital bag as long as there's a nice shiney 3-wheeler to do post-natal retail therapy with...
Have a good weekend everyone xx Batlady
Ooooh - I love pushchair shopping! Don't know what to do with myself now we have everything...
May be a good idea to write my birthing plan now!
Hi everyone, I got my pushchair yesterday! After being convinced I had the right one 'M&P Venezia' I decided to road test it one final time around the shop, decided to go down one aisle and then changed my mind, and thank God I did because I couldn't get the pram to turn back on itself! Immediately had a panic attack and changed my mind and bought the Pramette...really hacked off though as it was £50 more expensive than the original choice...this pram has cost me more than my first car!!!
Although still finding it hard having pain every day I am actually now enjoying the pregnancy as I can see Faith every morning and evening moving inside my tummy, absolutely fantastic...am actually looking forward to the birth now!
Hope you are all well and wrapped up like weebles! x
Well another week down, i have ante-natal and bloodtests tomorrow morning. Not worried as i still feel well. I am also alot happier this week, god i was so miserable last week, bursting into tears alot!
I have 4 weeks left at work and i am getting alot bigger know so finding going up and downstairs all day rather tiring. I am getting quite alot of kicks or headbutts under my ribcage too, not that nice but still good to feel little one moving around!
I hope everyone is ok, we really don't have that many posters on the Jan thread, the other threads have well over taken us. Well should be easy to keep up with you all when Jan comes around! I can't wait!!!
I've been quieter than I could be as I just feel like I'm whinging all the time with this pregnancy and didn't want everyone to groan every time I post!!
Am back at the consultant on wednesday and also have another ultrasound to see if the baby is growing too big or not...i'm also going to start taking raspberry leaf this week to try and speed up labour!
Did buy the pramette and had it made up and is now in my bedroom waiting for a small warm body to lie in it, can't wait
Am at antenatal classes on Thursday so am waiting for the backlash once I announce I'm not breastfeeding .
Anyone else suffering from swelling hands and ankles, I can't hold a pen where my hands are so sore...told you i didn't stop whingeing
Hi Joe good to hear from you!
Yes my hands and feet are swelled too. I went out on sat night and tried my high heels on, NOT A CHANCE of my feet getting in them. My rings on my hands are getting a little tight too. I have bought raspberry leaf but i dont want to take it just yet as i don't want to be this early! I heard sometimes it can kick start you after a couple of weeks and i don't want DS 6 weeks early.
Moaning is part of this thread so moan away, i hate it when no-one posts for ages, feel all alone!
Anyway good luck with classes and don't worry about not breast feeding as when i told my MW i WAS going to she still knocked me by telling me, 'it's not as easy as falling off a log you know'! Typical i can never win!
Am off to see MW today, even though I'm seeing consultant tomorrow as my mum so gently said last night when I said I'd wait another day to see the consultant about the swelling etc that 'high blood pressure is a silent killer'...so now I'm off to see both in 24 hours!
It will be confirmed tomorrow but I have a feeling the baby is going to be too big to wait until 40 weeks anyway so I'd rather the raspberry leaf than be induced so I will probably start taking it from tomorrow.
Am going to talk about my birth plan today as have managed to get myself into a state panicking that I have to go into St Peters in Chertsey, when I really don't want to but don't think the MW's will come to my home. I'm really hoping there is a compromise out there as otherwise I'll end up discharging myself once I've had the baby but I'd rather not fall out of the system if I can help it.
Hopefully all will be fine today and I'll see Faith again tomorrow on the ultrasound, she's getting feisty now...just like her mother
Hope you are well - Joe
You're right Fufmum, this is a quiet thread, I always read it, but I'm tired of moaning too, so I try only to post when I have something to say that isn't too depressing!
3 weeks to go for me just to depress you all!!
I've been nesting with a vengeance, (very hard when in this much pain from my nerve!) and eating fresh pineapple. Did the hoovering today, just trying to go into labour! I'm 34 weeks and 3 days, and I'm so ready for them to come out now....
How did it go today Joe?
SM i have nearly started a new thread a couple of times but it doesn't seem worth it atm, too quiet it will look a sorry state.
Well i had an eventful morning at hospital, i had swollen hands and feet, felt sick and headache but blood pressure was fine. They stuck me on a monitor for half an hour while they did my blood tests as they were worried it may be pre-eclampsia. My blood came back normal and i had some paracetamol. It was touch and go as to wether they ketp me in over night for observation but i decided i felt much better after a while and have to go back for monitoring again tomorrow morning.
Hope your day was better joe!
SM - gosh 3 weeks ! you must be excited. You will def be the first with news.
I have bought my raspberry leaf capsules and arnica but haven't started the RL yet. I guess 37 or 38 weeks is better ?
I have gynae appt tomorrow so hopefully will find out if baby is still breech or not (it was a few weeks ago). Am getting plenty of movement which is great !
I'm tryng to get as much Christmas shopping done as I can so I dont have to face the crowds for too long. Have maybe 70% done so far. Anyone any plans for Christmas ? We are staying home with some visitors (family) but DH will be cooking !
Hi everyone. Bb I've started taking the raspberry leaf tea tablets now (nearly 35 weeks) - I think it's meant to be fine after about 32 weeks. I took them in 2 of my other pregnancies and neither babies were early (and both were quite good, short, labours, unlike my non-raspberry leaf tea third labour...).
How was your night out Fufmum?
oh sorry fufmum I didn't mean to ignore your post - I just didn't see it (I wish I could say it was pregnancy brain)! How are you feeling now? Have you finished work yet? hope tomorrow goes well - I think a morning in hospital is enough to raise anyone's blood pressure!
Hi pollyanna, my night out was great thanks, except i had to leave early to get last tube home and left them all partying. My feet were killing me though so was glad to get into bed!
I feel ok now from this morning but just tired (nothing new there) Just be glad after tomorrow morning if i am given the all clear!My boy is still kicking around in there i just hope my BP stays downa dn i sleep ok...... sleep!? Yeah right!!
fufmum, I don't even think my shoes or boots with heels have even made it out of the cupboard this winter let alone onto my feet.
Fingers crossed for you tomorrow - i have to get my blood pressure down by friday - yesterday dd1 was at her friends house in the afternoon so I tried to relax by listening to Radio 3! (they seemed to have organ music on, so I don't think it did much good). Let us know how it goes...
Haven't posted before (though must confess I have lurked a bit!) mostly cos I didn't know where I belonged! Baby is due on 1st Jan. Had a pretty grotty pg and nausea now kicking back in big-style (was hospitalised with hyperemesis in early stages) so am really hoping for an early birth, pref before the xmas week. Taking the raspberry leaf and keeping as active as my size and sickness will allow! Seeing the mw tomorrow and will make clear how grim I feel - though I'd prefer no induction, I'd defo prefer to be induced over hanging on into the New year!
Hi sassy, good to have you here!Is this your first baby?
Pollyanna i went back to hospital today and they stuck me back on CTG monitor. Everything was fine, my blood pressure had gone down to 100/60 and i had no headaches. There was still a trace of protein in urine but nothing to worry about.
I guess my son wanted to be centre of attention for a couple of days and not just with me!
Going home to parents for weekend on Friday and i can't wait i miss my mum and dad soooo much. Have a good weekend girls!
Hi Everyone, good to hear you are all doing well now, some of you haven't got long at all!
After an hour with the MW yesterday deciding on birth plan for home birth I've just come back from the hospital with the prospect of having to have a C section At 32 weeks my little girl is a not so little 6.51bs ALREADY!!! They are doing another scan on 22nd December, bit bloody close to christmas for my liking, to see if she is 5KG!! They are anticipating a C section at 38 weeks if so, so I may get a New Years eve baby after all. Sassy, we may be posting on the birth announcements together!
The doctor did say that if she's slightly under 5KG they'll try for a normal birth but the baby's shoulder will probably get stuck...he is still breathing fortunately as I thought I'll save my fury for 22nd when we know exactly what we are dealing with...but if he thinks he can get me into a natural labour with a 1 stone baby with the prospect of getting stuck, he can bloody well think again!!!
I so didn't want to be the big fat woman with the big fat baby but it looks like I'll have no choice, hopefully she'll be healthy and that's all that will matter.
We'll find out in a few days whether it's gestational diabetes as she's gone from 850 grams to 6.51bs in about 4 weeks...a wee bit extreme.
SM, i think i'll be like you in a few weeks only I'll be having just the one! Are you still able to drive?
Should we start a new thread as some of us may only have dialup? Joe
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