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Due Sept '07 - Loving this weather - yes WE WILL make it through the summer thanks!!!

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PurpleLostPrincess Tue 24-Jul-07 09:13:52

I did it (slightly adjusted the wording - is it OK?)!!! Now all we've got to do is a link from the old one to the new one - I'll leave that to somebody a bit more competent!

By the way, I just go laalalaalalaaa when you guys talk about epidurals/pain relief etc. I really didn't enjoy having one when I had DS but I had to as they had put me on a drip and all sorts and I had lots of complications. Ended up with even more severe migraines for years afterwards too. Didn't have one with DD1 and much preferred the whole experience. If I can get away with it this time, I'm going to try and avoid having one (obviously can't predict how things will go!). Gas & Air me up all the way!!!



PLP xxx

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berolina Tue 24-Jul-07 09:20:18

<makes about third visit ever to AN thread>

SO grateful for the weather (quite cool-ish over here too). Beginning of last week we had a couple of days of 35-38°C . Please please not again.

Hope all is well with everyone.

[oh, think I've namechanged since this thread started. For those who don't know, I was FiT - due mid-Sept]

Chattyhan Tue 24-Jul-07 09:25:48

Berolina - hi hope you're ok?


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dal21 Tue 24-Jul-07 09:41:14

Ohhh new thread. Hello all!

MrsFish Tue 24-Jul-07 09:44:48

Helloooo :wavey:

Holly29 Tue 24-Jul-07 10:14:34

Hello new thread! Great title, my lovelies. I have a growth scan this pm (was measuring a bit small) but am not worried as LO is doing serious somersaulting and moving around and bump has definitely grown...

x

dal21 Tue 24-Jul-07 10:34:13

I have appt tomorrow - get my bloods done (fine) and anti-d jab (not looking forward to that one) - tell me it will be fine!

dal21 Tue 24-Jul-07 10:34:51

oh p.s. holly - good luck on your growth scan - am sure it will be fine also.

Holly29 Tue 24-Jul-07 10:49:59

Best of luck with your appointment tomorrow as well Dal, I'm sure it will be fine, if not much fun. x

MrsBumblebee Tue 24-Jul-07 10:53:36

Hello to everyone on the shiny new thread. Sorry, haven't had much time to catch up on individual posts - too busy sunk in Harry Potter 7 . Very sad, I know. Hope everybody's bearing up ok.

I'm just glad to see the sun this morning, particularly as it's not too warm. It's making me cheerful. On the down side, it reminded me that I'm going on holiday on Saturday, so I thought I'd spruce myself up a bit with a DIY bikini wax (sorry if TMI!)... Oh dear. Much comedy. Gave up very quickly. Have tried to reassure myself that if I can't see past my bump, dh probably won't be able to either .

Pennypops Tue 24-Jul-07 14:13:30

Hi everyone,

Thanks to PLP and Chatty for setting up and linking to new thread. Can’t believe we’ve managed to get to the end of another one so fast!

Welcome back MrsMar – glad to hear you had a good time.

MrsFish – I hope you have managed to persuade your DH to help you out a little bit more! I think sometimes they just forget……

Dal – not checked your other thread re hypno stuff but will do. I have started listening to my relaxation CD and that’s been so effective that I did actually manage to fall asleep to it last time which is perhaps not the intended effect but does show that I’m relaxed!

BigSea – not sure exactly where you are but clearly in or near to one of the flood stricken areas. I just hope you’re managing ok and that the worst is over.

Canadianmum – really glad to hear your growth scan was positive – your lo may be upside down but at least he or she is the right size!

Toadstool – I’m absolutely horrified at how you are being treated.

MrsB – glad you are enjoying new Harry. I am saving it for when I start maternity leave in a week! It’s going to be my first treat!

Hannahsaunt & PLP – funny you mention packing bags – one of the girls at my NCT class last night said the midwife assistant doing her hospital tour told her off for not having a bag packed at 34 weeks! My view on this is one is dicatated by sods law – I just KNOW that if I pack a bag now it’ll be sat in the hall until precisely 42 weeks. So I’m not going to – not yet anyway. I was sort of hoping that packing a bag would give me something to do in early labour anyway. As long as I’ve got all the bits I need packing them shouldn’t take long.

Although.....new midwife is big advocate of home birth and we are going to discuss at my next appt next week. Am open to ideas for this as it was always my intention to avoid going to hospital for as long as possible. We’ll see.

Well I live in right by the Thames and we have a flood warning still at the moment so fingers crossed I don't get home from work to loads of water sloshing round my hallway. I am the eternal optimist....

Love to all xxxx

hannahsaunt Tue 24-Jul-07 14:16:46

Just looked on the BBC pg calendar website to see what it said about being 32 weeks - apparently I should be well into my maternity clothes by now. Yes - well in and almost out the other side!!! Am able to pass some things on already to SIL who is 12 weeks.

dal21 Tue 24-Jul-07 14:36:32

HH - where do some of these utterly stupid comments come from? None of my tops/ bras fit almost immediately after falling pregnant - they almost doubled in size overnight! well into maternity clothes by 32 weeks?? gee thanks for that!

dal21 Tue 24-Jul-07 14:36:55

p.s. not you obv, but the website!

emj23 Tue 24-Jul-07 14:37:48

Hi all, lovely new thread! Hope you are all well, I'm dreading Friday in case I'm told that LO is still measuring further ahead than she should be, I have no idea what happens if this is the case, do I get induced a few weeks early or something?

The weather today is lovely, no rain, some sunshine but still not boiling hot, I'd be quite content with this all summer!

hannahsaunt Tue 24-Jul-07 14:59:36

Dreadful smell of paint and related chemicals coming up through the floor into my office - grounds to go home now?

Chattyhan Tue 24-Jul-07 15:04:31

holly good luck for your growth scan - i've got one next tues!

Dal anti d and bloods will be fine just not overly enjoyable! my next ones are in 2 weeks on the same day as my garden shed is being replaced landlord finally agreed to it after a year of hastling! It's got a big hole in the roof and is completely rotten and has mice! But is the only storage for pushchairs/bikes!

MrsB i'm sure the bikini wax isn't that bad you did make me laugh!

Haven't started my Harry Potter book yet because i kow i won't be able to put it down!

kyala Tue 24-Jul-07 16:15:24

Hey there, just popping my head in and having a look round the new thread! Might actually be able to keep up with this one, I'm useless at that LOL
Anywho, hope you're all coping! I'm having more bad days than good at the moment, but did have a split second this morning where I was actually looking forward to having this babe! LOL Then I came round from sleep properly and my hips kicked in, DD started shouting at me and I realised that it was nearly 10 am and I was STARVING LOL
What a good start to a day where I have nothing but housework to do (blows raspberry)

And have I done any of the said housework. . . . that'd be a no then LOL
It's Ok, DH is due home any minute, I shall start poking myself in the eye now and make him feel guilty for going off to work every morn and leaving me with, what feels like, tons of housework and a 2 year old to chase round LOL

Aw I wouldn't do that to him, he's a saint, right? (Pokes eye rapidly!!)

So, anyone got any ideas on how to entertain 2 year old? Without spending any money? Tough innit?!! LOL
Might actually resort to getting paint out LOL

xxx

MrsFish Tue 24-Jul-07 16:34:02

The weather has been lovely today, nice and sunny but not too hot. 'm off on holiday on Saturday too, I'm hoping we have some ok weather. Anyone know what it is like in Cornwall at the moment? Guess we will have to pack wellies and waterproofs just in case.

I am a quarter of the way through Harry Potter I keep managing to grab half an hour before bed, and am just about to have another read now, before I have to go pick ds up from nursery.

Just been out with my mum, she actually graced me with her presence for once and I managed to buy some more tops at Dotty P's - 2 were £6, 1 was £3, bargain

MrsB - lol at the bikini wax, I have no chance of seeing whats happening down there, so I got DH to sort me out the other night, he actually really enjoys it... not sure why he did go a little too short though the git... just because I couldn't see what he was doing :rolleyes:

Hope everyone else has had a good day

Holly29 Tue 24-Jul-07 17:21:42

Just posting to say that the growth scan was absolutely fine - LO has managed to catch up brilliantly and is now on the 50th percentile. He spent his whole time with his arms across his face so that we couldn't get a decent look at him obviously...

MrsFish, Cornwall sounds lovely. I bet the weather clears up by then. x

Pennypops Tue 24-Jul-07 17:26:47

Most excellent news Holly!

MrsMar Tue 24-Jul-07 18:20:55

Hi everyone... lovely day here too, I'm knackered cos I took advantage and did about 4 loads of washing and drying on the line, I was in and out of the garden all day long as things were drying so quickly!

Holly - great news about your growth scan.

MrsB - I managed to take chunks out of my thighs trying to shave off the stragglers on my upper thighs on holiday, I couldn't see a thing down there, just feeling my way round, not good Be careful with that wax!

On the subject of hospital bags... My sister said she didn't bother packing one when she was in labour with her first, she packed once her contractions started as she knew she had hours to go and it took her mind off things. She had bought everything in advance, so it was just a case of gathering it all together. Maybe I'm being a bit blase, but I'm thinking of doing the same.

And on the subject of epidurals... considering I'm such a pain wimp, I'm totally fine with needles, I think it's just because it's such a quick sharp pain. It's anything that goes on longer that I'm not good with. I've got terrible veins, really hard to find and when I had a knee op a few years ago the anaesthatist took about 8 goes to find a vein for the canula... eventually he managed to get in at the side of my wrist (ouch!) and his comment was "sorry about that, here's your reward a double martini" as he pushed in the anasthetic! I managed a chuckle before dropping off! I guess I've had so many operations and blood tests I'm immune to the needle thing now.

I hope you're all enjoying the evening sunshine.... I'm back to work tomorrow after nearly two weeks off, bleurgh!!! Still only three weeks left, that's about 10 shifts according to my calculations.. Yipee!!!

Take care xx

kyala Tue 24-Jul-07 18:50:25

MrsFish: ooh cornwall eh?! Sounds great! Haven't been since I was a kid. . . . we're planning on camping hols next year though so let us know the good places to visit etc

Holly: Great news, glad he's back on track

Now then, what's all this silly talk of waxing?!! I've decided if they can't handle a bit of hair getting in the way then they shouldn't be doing midwifery lol
(And besides there's planty more than just a bit of hair down there to deal with)

toadstool Tue 24-Jul-07 19:11:53

Much envy for those of you ging on your holidays! thank you for your supportive messages, they're helping me through a truly bleak period. Still, free of epidural and catheter today, starting to hop on the zimmer frame,physios behaving themselves. On the up. Bub checked again yestrday, seems 'happy'. Hpe the NHS food is agreeing with her! hoing to re-enter the world either tomorrow or Thursday. The only problem (needle alert!) is that I'll have to give myself daily injections to prevent blood clot, in the upper arm. And I do have a needle phobia!!!

dal21 Tue 24-Jul-07 19:12:29

Holly - great news! very relieved for you!

MrsB - two words, bikini trimmers! They are the way forward - no way wax is coming near my bits right now!

Chatty - thanks for the reassuring words re the anti d- am sure it will be fine, just read a thread on here where it made a poster feel vile, but think that is the exception rather than the norm!

Have good evenings everyone. I am deliberating on whether to watch the dispatches programme i sky +'d last night - may steer clear!

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