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thefortbuilder Mon 24-Mar-08 19:09:50

Pleased to be able to start the new thread with our birth announcement!

Samuel arrived at 1923 on thursday 20th March, weighing in at 4lb 10oz! After a fraught day of trying to find a hospital with a NNU with a cot (our hospital NNU was closed just as we were about to go to theatre), we finally ended up at Epsom General!

Sam is still in NNU but should be coming off his last little bit of oxygen this evening, is off CPAP, and having a go at bf'ing whenever he can (he's being fed by a tube).

I'm home and feeling a whole lot better than I did last time around, although very sore - TAKE THE PAINKILLERS THEY OFFER!!!!!

Jacob not sure about the new arrival although is smitten with his new scooter hmm

will catch up with posts later but thanks for all your thoughts, prayers and good wishes over the last few days

xxx

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pinacolada82 Mon 24-Mar-08 19:28:08

ahhh flick congratulations!!!! so pleased for you we have all been dying to hear your news!!
take care lots of love xx (mrsstresshead btw!)

TheDuchyEggOfNorksBride Mon 24-Mar-08 19:36:05

Huge congratulations! I'm really pleased Samuel is doing so well, 4lb 10oz is a good weight for a preemie and he'll be home with you in no time. smile Glad you're feeling OK too - enjoy the sleep while you can! And do hang around here until a few of us can finally join you on a post-natal thread! grin

I have discovered that my sciatica is school run related - I have 2 separate drops in the morning and then pre-school pick-up at 12pm, Reception part-timer at 1pm and normal school end at 3.15pm. Having had 4 days off from it, I'm feeling SO much better. DS1 will go full-time after the delayed Easter holidays so hopefully that will make life a bit easier as I enter the home stretch.

Hope you've all enjoyed the long weekend.

Youcannotbeserious Mon 24-Mar-08 19:47:29

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pinacolada82 Mon 24-Mar-08 20:27:20

Due May 2008 List

Bobsmum - EDD 25th April, DS 5years, DD 2years - SURPRISE
Macaco - EDD, 26 April first baby - BOY
Potpourri - EDD 29 April, DD1 3 yrs 2 months & DD2 20 months - SURPRISE
Jacobandlysette - EDD 29 April, DS 13.5 months - BOY
Mumofk - EDD 26 April, DD 2.3 years-SURPRISE
Greenapple - EDD 1st May, first baby
ShellySara - EDD 1st May, first baby
Seaturtle - EDD 1st May, first baby
Missvicki - EDD 1st May, first baby
Asicsgirl – EDD 1st May, DS 2 years 4 months.
Snooks - EDD 1st May, DS1 3.2, DS2 18 months - GIRL
Goodcatholicgirl - EDD 2nd May, DD will be 2 in May!!
Jennyjane - EDD 2nd May, DD 3 years
podglet - EDD 2nd May, DS 15 months - GIRL
eira - ED 2 May - GIRL
Yellowflower- EDD 4th May, First Baby - BOY
LondonIrish - EDD 4th May, first baby
Mumtomadison - EDD 5th May, DD 9 months
Coolmama - EDD 5th May, DS 2yrs 9mths
Casserole - EDD 5th May
Mrsstresshead - EDD 6th May, DD 3 years 8 months - GIRL
hotpotmama - EDD 7th May, DS1 4yrs, DS2 3yrs
Walkingwomb - EDD May 7th, first baby
deepblue - EDD 7 May, first baby
Jackblackroady - EDD May 8th, DS 12 years - GIRL
MrsVO - EDD May 8th, first baby
Indiechick - EDD 9 May, DD 3 years
IndigoBlue - EDD 10th May, DD 1 year - BOY
Wolverina - EDD 10 May, DS 5 years
Chuffed - EDD May 11? x 3, DD 3.5 years, DS 21 months - GIRLS
Hayleyandbaby(MUMBLESMUMMY) - EDD 11th May first baby - BOY
Blobsmummy EDD 4th May, DD 23 months
Baiyu - EDD 7th May, first baby-SURPRISE
Mitchell81 - C/S 12th May, DD 7 years and DS 20 months - BOY
itsazoohere - EDD 12th May, DD1 12yrs, DD2, 7 yrs, DD3, 8 months
Bramblina - EDD 12th May, DS 2yrs
Truffy18 - EDD 12th May, DS 17 months
Mollymawk - EDD 13th May, DS 2 and 4 years
BabyLove21 - EDD 13th May - SURPRISE
Bobsi - EDD 14th May, dd 2
KangaAndRoo - EDD 14th May, DD 2.6 years SURPRISE
ZamMummy - EDD 14th May - DS 21months
GwenofLeeds - EDD 16th May DD 16months born May 06
Azaduhi - EDD 16th May, DD 4yrs
Magicfairy - EDD 17th May? DS 13 months
PinkGlitterFairy - EDD 18th May, DS1 4.5yrs DS2 2yrs
BigBadMouse- EDD 18th May, DD1 18 months and DD2 3.5yrs - BOY
Mocat - EDD 18th May
toffeecrisp - EDD 19th May? DD 1.6 years
janemf - EDD 19th May, first baby
Otter1980 - EDD 19th May, first baby, GIRL
sydmum - EDD 22nd May DS 16 months
PazzaPlusTwo - EDD 22nd May, First babies (Twins) - GIRLS
Fleurie76 - EDD 23rd May, first baby
Mum2scrap - EDD 23rd May, first baby
Sweetbean - EDD 24th May DD 3 years
Aussiesim - EDD 25th May DS1 4.5 DS2 2 - GIRL
tootsweet - EDD 26th May
sparky77 - EDD 28th May, DS1 2
pregnabrain - EDD 28th May, DD 2.5
TheDuchessOfNorksBride - EDD 26th May, DD1 6yrs, DS1 4yrs, DD2 3yrs
chatname - EDD 26th May, lost 3 previous babies in first trimester, hopefully will be first baby
Gingerwench- EDD 29th May, first baby
Newbishad - EDD 29th May, first baby
Helen 3472 - EDD 30th May, first baby
beccablum - EDD 30th May - GIRL
KacyB - EDD 30th May, first baby - BOY
KJacko - EDD 30th May first baby - BOY
Secreteater - EDD End of May

NAME - WE THINK - CHINESE CALENDER - SCAN
bobsmum - boy - girl - ?
sweetbean - boy - Girl - ?
jacobandlysette - girl - girl - ?
mitchell81 -girl - girl - boy
pregnabrain - girl - boy - ?
walkingwomb - girl - boy - ?
hayleyandbaby(Now mumblesmummy) -girl(changed to boy 3 weeks before scan) - boy - BOY
mrsstresshead - boy - boy - GIRL
blobsmummy - girl - girl - BOY!
mumofk- boy (now wondering girl thoughts this week)-can't remember where CC is!- surprise

SCANS
Macaco - BOY
Snooks - GIRL
Chuffed - GIRLS x 3
BigBadMouse - BOY
Iarel - GIRL
Mumblesmummy - BOY
Aussiesim - GIRL
Mrsstresshead - GIRL
JackBlackRoady - GIRL
mitchell81 - BOY
Beccablum - GIRL
Podglet - GIRL
Sweetbean - Waiting for 4D to confirm a GIRL
Blobsmummy - BOY
TheDuchessofNorksBride - BOY
YellowFlower - BOY
PazzaPlusTwo - GIRLS x 2
Indiechick - GIRL
chatname - BOY
Azaduhi - BOY
Eira - GIRL
KacyB - BOY
Otter1980 - GIRL

pinacolada82 Mon 24-Mar-08 20:31:15

Due_May_2008_-_Birth_Announcement_List!

20th March - flickthelittlefireengine, Samuel, 4lbs 10oz

pinacolada82 Mon 24-Mar-08 20:31:55

just thought i would post the due list on this thread and start of an announcement one, hope thats ok with everyone! x

IndigoBlue Mon 24-Mar-08 20:52:53

Congratulations flick! Glad Sam is doing well, and you're feeling not too bad after the c-section. Have you got any pics you can post of him?

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Mocat Mon 24-Mar-08 21:29:14

Wonderful to hear from you Flick and congratulations on the birth of Samuel. Great to hear all went well. Hope you continue to recover and that Samuel goes from strength to strength.

I can't wait until this baby arrives. I am with the others who say 'How are we going to get through the next 8 weeks or so?'. I have it in my head that this one is going to arrive before its due date, DD came one week early so why shouldn't this one?

Little snow here in N. Ireland, just flipping cold in the wind. Lovely big bump acts as wind break though. I'm still going for a walk most days but my routes are getting shorter and shorter and I had to take tiny steps up a gentle slope today - I could really feel a head in my pelvis. Lots of non-pregnant people on a narrow path behind me who were forced to walk VERY slowly. I'm telling myself that they wouldn't have been able to tell from behind that I am pregnant and I probably frustrated them ... didn't care! Need a 'Wide Load' sign for back of jacket.

I can't find any nice pyjamas or nighties online for hospital and beyond. They need to let me breastfeed but the only ones I can see are really horrible. Has anybody found any nice ones?

pregnabrain Mon 24-Mar-08 21:41:30

Awww congratulations Flick! So glad to hear that all has gone well and so envy that you're already getting to know your little bundle.

Hope you don't have to trek out to Epsom for too long! I'm sure he'll be home with you very soon.

KangaAndRoo Mon 24-Mar-08 21:42:17

Congrats on the birth of Samuel, Flick!!! hope he grows big n strong!!!!

pinacolada82 Mon 24-Mar-08 22:07:32

Due May 2008 List

Bobsmum - EDD 25th April, DS 5years, DD 2years - SURPRISE
Macaco - EDD, 26 April first baby - BOY
Potpourri - EDD 29 April, DD1 3 yrs 2 months & DD2 20 months - SURPRISE
Flickthelittlefireengine (Jacobandlysette) - EDD 29 April, DS 13.5 months - BOY
Mumofk - EDD 26 April, DD 2.3 years-SURPRISE
Greenapple - EDD 1st May, first baby
ShellySara - EDD 1st May, first baby
Seaturtle - EDD 1st May, first baby
Missvicki - EDD 1st May, first baby
Asicsgirl – EDD 1st May, DS 2 years 4 months.
Snooks - EDD 1st May, DS1 3.2, DS2 18 months - GIRL
Goodcatholicgirl - EDD 2nd May, DD will be 2 in May!!
Jennyjane - EDD 2nd May, DD 3 years
podglet - EDD 2nd May, DS 15 months - GIRL
eira - ED 2 May - GIRL
Yellowflower- EDD 4th May, First Baby - BOY
LondonIrish - EDD 4th May, first baby
Mumtomadison - EDD 5th May, DD 9 months
Coolmama - EDD 5th May, DS 2yrs 9mths
Casserole - EDD 5th May
Pinacolada82 (Mrsstresshead) - EDD 6th May, DD 3 years 8 months - GIRL
hotpotmama - EDD 7th May, DS1 4yrs, DS2 3yrs
Walkingwomb - EDD May 7th, first baby
deepblue - EDD 7 May, first baby
Jackblackroady - EDD May 8th, DS 12 years - GIRL
MrsVO - EDD May 8th, first baby
Indiechick - EDD 9 May, DD 3 years
IndigoBlue - EDD 10th May, DD 1 year - BOY
Wolverina - EDD 10 May, DS 5 years
Chuffed - EDD May 11? x 3, DD 3.5 years, DS 21 months - GIRLS
Hayleyandbaby(MUMBLESMUMMY) - EDD 11th May first baby - BOY
Blobsmummy EDD 4th May, DD 23 months
Baiyu - EDD 7th May, first baby-SURPRISE
Mitchell81 - C/S 12th May, DD 7 years and DS 20 months - BOY
itsazoohere - EDD 12th May, DD1 12yrs, DD2, 7 yrs, DD3, 8 months
Bramblina - EDD 12th May, DS 2yrs
Truffy18 - EDD 12th May, DS 17 months
Mollymawk - EDD 13th May, DS 2 and 4 years
BabyLove21 - EDD 13th May - SURPRISE
Bobsi - EDD 14th May, dd 2
KangaAndRoo - EDD 14th May, DD 2.6 years SURPRISE
ZamMummy - EDD 14th May - DS 21months
GwenofLeeds - EDD 16th May DD 16months born May 06
Azaduhi - EDD 16th May, DD 4yrs
Magicfairy - EDD 17th May? DS 13 months
PinkGlitterFairy - EDD 18th May, DS1 4.5yrs DS2 2yrs
BigBadMouse- EDD 18th May, DD1 18 months and DD2 3.5yrs - BOY
Mocat - EDD 18th May
toffeecrisp - EDD 19th May? DD 1.6 years
janemf - EDD 19th May, first baby
Otter1980 - EDD 19th May, first baby, GIRL
sydmum - EDD 22nd May DS 16 months
PazzaPlusTwo - EDD 22nd May, First babies (Twins) - GIRLS
Youcannotbeserious - EDD 23rd May, first baby - Boy
Fleurie76 - EDD 23rd May, first baby
Mum2scrap - EDD 23rd May, first baby
Sweetbean - EDD 24th May DD 3 years
Aussiesim - EDD 25th May DS1 4.5 DS2 2 - GIRL
tootsweet - EDD 26th May
sparky77 - EDD 28th May, DS1 2
pregnabrain - EDD 28th May, DD 2.5
TheDuchessOfNorksBride - EDD 26th May, DD1 6yrs, DS1 4yrs, DD2 3yrs
chatname - EDD 26th May, lost 3 previous babies in first trimester, hopefully will be first baby
Gingerwench- EDD 29th May, first baby
Newbishad - EDD 29th May, first baby
Helen 3472 - EDD 30th May, first baby
beccablum - EDD 30th May - GIRL
KJacko - EDD 30th May first baby - BOY
Secreteater - EDD End of May

NAME - WE THINK - CHINESE CALENDER - SCAN
bobsmum - boy - girl - ?
sweetbean - boy - Girl - Girl
Flickthelittlefireengine(jacobandlysette) - girl - girl - ?
mitchell81 -girl - girl - boy
pregnabrain - girl - boy - ?
walkingwomb - girl - boy - ?
hayleyandbaby(Now mumblesmummy) -girl(changed to boy 3 weeks before scan) - boy - BOY
pinacolada82(mrsstresshead) - boy - boy - GIRL
blobsmummy - girl - girl - BOY!
mumofk- boy (now wondering girl thoughts this week)-can't remember where CC is!- surprise

SCANS
Macaco - BOY
Snooks - GIRL
Chuffed - GIRLS x 3
BigBadMouse - BOY
Iarel - GIRL
Mumblesmummy - BOY
Aussiesim - GIRL
Mrsstresshead - GIRL
JackBlackRoady - GIRL
mitchell81 - BOY
Beccablum - GIRL
Podglet - GIRL
Sweetbean - Waiting for 4D to confirm a GIRL
Blobsmummy - BOY
TheDuchessofNorksBride - BOY
YellowFlower - BOY
PazzaPlusTwo - GIRLS x 2
Indiechick - GIRL
chatname - BOY
Azaduhi - BOY
Eira - GIRL
Youcannotbeserious (KacyB) - BOY
Otter1980 - GIRL

pinacolada82 Mon 24-Mar-08 22:08:03

just updated youcannotbeserious smile

macaco Mon 24-Mar-08 22:23:28

Congratulations Flick!

Lovely name, Samuel. Look after yourself and enjoy your little one!

I'm finally on maternity leave...only 4 weeks to go now. Feeling large and lumbering but otherwise well. Off to pick up the moses basket tomorrow and then really need to get the nursery tidied up and sorted and think about my hospital bag. Have started my hypnobirthing CD, hopefully not too late. Getting a bit nervous now!

M

baiyu Tue 25-Mar-08 00:01:09

Flick Congratulations! This whole pregnancy lark has just got a lot more real!

Mocat I have pyjamas a bit like these which are pretty comfy but I haven't quite worked out what's going on with the straps yet! Mine are spotty and a bit cheaper but couldn't find them online. I also have these which are amazing now, they come up over my bump, but might look a bit silly minus bump. Hope that helps a little. I do really like both pairs and pyjamas are important to me!

pinacolada82 I've had arnica for every bump and bruise since I was a child, my mum's a big believer in it and so am I. I really think it helps and definately not just for caesareans! Some chemists are so snotty about anything herbally so just ignore them, it definitely won't do any harm. Thanks for cheering my count down, I'm ridiculously excited about seeing him again (and also that'll mean it's very nearly baby time too!)

Has anyone ever tried a Close baby sling? I really want one but they're very dear, following a few on ebay but they keep going for too much. They're here if anyone wants a look, I think they look fab. Great for festivals with baby this Summer (only semi-joking!)

Night all and congrats again Flick! smile

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Coolmama Tue 25-Mar-08 09:52:20

congratulations flick!!! - Have started my 6 week countdown today and have begun my humungous countdown lists - headed "Nursery", "baby 0-3mnths", "hospital bag - me" and "hospital bag- baby" - I had forgotten how much stuff is involved!!!
Mocat - just bought men's button PJ's From M and S - they were perfect!

pinacolada82 Tue 25-Mar-08 10:29:36

morning

macaco - hurray for maternity leave! hope you enjoy your first day! as for pjyamas etc, i have bought these from next to labour in - altho they prob wouldnt be suitable for breast feeding, but im bottle feeding so didnt need to take that into account. Ive also ordered these for hospital after.

baiyu - did you take the anrica tablets or the cream? the ones she gave me were tablets you chew which im a bit dubious about as i thought you swallowed them and im scared to try them incase they make me heave lol

does anyone know when you start taking the arnca tablets?

x

pinacolada82 Tue 25-Mar-08 10:30:33

sorry just reaslied it was mocat that asked about pjs not macaco blush x

Yankunian Tue 25-Mar-08 11:01:30

Hey all - I tried to join this ages ago but see I am not on the list - do I need to add it myself? Sorry I am a bit rubbish/new to MN and still trying to get my head around these strange customs. Anyway, my EDD is May 10 - first baby, a girl.

Have started with perineal massage (ouch!) and raspberry leaf tea this week. There seems to be some confusion over when to start RL tea but I am in week 34 so hope its not too soon.

Mocat Tue 25-Mar-08 11:19:27

Thanks baiyu, Coolmama and pinacolada82 for the great pj advice. It was good to be able to take a look too, thanks. I'm going to order some stuff today.

Had the oddest night's sleep. I make a point of not eating before I go to bed as it just gives me heartburn and a wick night's sleep. But now I'm waking at about 5am and I'm starving. My tummy is rumbling so loudly that it wakens me up! I had my first breakfast at 5am, a second breakfast after 7am and then more at 9! What is happening to me? Am I turning into a hobbit or is the baby piling on the pounds and I'm just responding to that? I have not been eating at this pace so far. Is this happening to anyone else?

Enjoy your maternity leave macaco!

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goodcatholicgirl Tue 25-Mar-08 11:45:51

Hi all,

baiyu - lots of sympathy for the mum stress thing....it's just crap isn't it?? You really look forward to seeing them, then they just ruin it all be being, well, you know, just a MUM!!!! (Obviously we will NEVER be like this when we are older smile).

fleurie Yes I get rib/numb/tingling at top of my bump, only ever on the right. I'm assuming it's baby pressing on nerves (anything nervey presents as tingling or numbness). I find lying on left side helps, and since reading all the posts on here, raising my arm too!!

mocat or anyone interested in pyjamas, I got some really fab ones from M&S that were only £10, great for summer, strappy sleeves, and 3/4 length bottoms. The straps are elasticated lace, so you can just pull the top down under your boob to feed, I found them really comfy, and excellent for feeding, and I even wore them in that super hot summer in 2006. I think they still sell them, they come in pink, mint green, black and red I think. Will try and add a link though never done it before....
My DD was a week early too, so I am assuming this one will be early too, well, hoping. Just a week or two.

flick welcome to the world little Samuel. I'm glad all is well, and hope he continues t thrive how you say he is. Look after yourself. XXX <<hugs>>

Well girls, tonight I am going on a 'DATE' with DH!!! We are going to see the new musical production of 'The Wedding Singer' film. Have to travel about an hour to Reading Theatre, but MIL is having DD OVERNIGHT(!!!!) so we will have a lovely lie in tomorrow (DH on 4 days off). Shame hanky panky is a bit tricky these days, although I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to just try.....smile.

Just bought my neworn size nappies in Tesco, so I will start getting my bag together now. If on time, only about 5 weeks to go....!!!
Now I have finished work I just keep thinking about my new baby and getting v excited.

kangaandroo Yes, Denny is my 'regular MN user'. She is one of my very BF's from uni, and we often crash each others threads to see what we are up to!! Anyway, I have emailed you now so you can email back what you think the name is!!! Hee hee!!

Well, I 'd better go and have my power nap so that I can stay awake during the show tonight.....oh yeah, and we are going out for dinner too!!!! better take some Gaviscon with me grin.

Have a good day all,

GCG xxx

KangaAndRoo Tue 25-Mar-08 12:41:59

Oooh enjoy the show GCG!!! very envious!! lol shall go an email you now lol

Chemists have to cover their backs with herbal stuff...hth

Baiyu.....the pjs from BM...are they a two pack??? think theyre the cheapest ive seen so far if so. Can you believe that nowhere around here does button front pjs...normal or in maternity!!!!!

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