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annamama Sat 20-Feb-10 12:13:39

New ante-natal thread... the post-natal thread is here

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opalfruity Sat 20-Feb-10 12:17:12

The Dove shoot sounded fabulous! Can't wait to see it.

PixieOnaLeaf Sat 20-Feb-10 12:18:45

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BusyMissIzzy Sat 20-Feb-10 12:19:42

(Posted this is the old thread, but thought I'd re-post here too)

Wow, just caught up on the last 10 pages (is it just me or are we the most prolific antenatal bunch on here?) and two more babies! And possibly more than that! Huge congrats to Sarah. Think I already congratulated P&P. Hope you're all enjoying lots of snuggles

MummyElk you asked about the "bathroom lady", that was me. It's all finished now, still not entirely happy but at this point I'm just glad to have them out of the house so I'm learning to live with the "imperfections". They touched up the bath with enamel paint; it's not perfect, but it'll do for now. My Dad has been here this week doing lots of little DIY jobs, bless him. My Mum has a bet that the baby will arrive while he's here; he's leaving tomorrow though! Actually I think I could cope with the baby arriving now (I'm 38+1). Would prefer that to having 4 more weeks to wait..

Caitni I think I saw you mention that you're booked in to the Whittington but now I can't find your post to confirm it. Sorry if I'm mixing you up with someone else, but anyway.. me too! Hoping to use the shiny new birth centre, it looks lovely. And I also have a to do list, actually an Excel file, divided up by room Am slowly getting though it, and finally feel like if the baby arrives soon the house will be in a reasonably organised state.

Shroomer sugary things really set my heartburn off too, but I don't have the willpower not to eat them blush It seems to be getting much worse now too; maybe just more relaxin in the run up to the birth?

Hope everyone else is doing well... I'm going to have a look at the postnatal thread.

annamama Sat 20-Feb-10 12:21:50

Oh and here's the list again...

Arrivals:
1. Evitas 6 February #1 Boy
2. pureeandpearls 17 February #2 Girl
3. rebeccacad 19 February #1 Girl
4. snowflakesarah&co 19 February #3 Boy Elliott Joseph

Waiting:

1. Mumbot 18 February #2 Boy c-section booked
2. DrSkid 22nd February #3 Boy
3. Smac 25 February #2 Surprise
4. mawbroon 27th February #2 Boy
5. Potpourri 1 March #4
6. Don’ttrythisathome 2 March #1 Girl
7. Tigresswoods 2 March #1 Boy
8. Caitni 2 March #1 Surprise
9. angfirsttimer 2 March #1 Boy
10. GemmaG88 2 March #1 Surprise
11. BlueyDragon 3 March #2 Boy
12. TakeLovingChances 5 March #1 Surprise
13. hecklephone 5 March #2 Girl
14. BusyMissIzzy 5 March #1
15. EmLouT 5 March boy #2
16. Grizzer 5 March #? Surprise
17. Dalrymps 6 March #2 Boy
18. Scooby26 6 March #1 Boy
19. Iwonka 6 March #1 Girl
20. Evitas 6 March #1 Boy
21. MandaHugNKiss 7 March #3 Boy
22. itwascertainlyasurprise 8 March #1 Boy
23. Ilovegreenbeans 9 March #2 Surprise
24. Sariska 9 March #2 Girl
25. JasHook 10 March #1 Boy
26. mumofsevenplusfour 10 or 13 March #8
27. Summmer2010 10 March #1 Boy
28. PacificDogwood 11 March #4 Boy
29. BulletProofMum 11 March #3 Surprise
30. Siamesecatwoman 11 March #1 Girl
31. Minicooper 11 March #2 Surprise
32. Swingsofglory 12 March #2 Girl
33. Walnut8 13 March #1 Girl
34. Annamama 15 March #2 Girl
35. Retromum 15 March #2
36. Shroomer 15 March #1
37. Scootergrrrl 17 March #3 Surprise
38. mumof2point5 17 March #2 Girl
39. PixieOnaLeaf 18 March #4&5 Girls
40. BelgianMummy 16th March #2 Boy
41. MummyElk 18 March #2 Surprise
42. designerbaby 19 March #2 Girl
43. Rindercella 24 March #2 Girl
44. Arcadie 26 March #3 Surprise
45. Afribaby 26 March #1
46. Henrietta 29 March #4
47. Fleximum 2 April #3

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annamama Sat 20-Feb-10 12:31:05

I googled "check dilation at home" and apparently it is possible for DH to try and do it! I.e. stick 2 clean fingers up there and try to feel for the cervix opening and see how much he can stretch his fingers apart inside it... As we don't want to go to hospital too early. Has anyone ever attempted this?

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MandaHugNKiss Sat 20-Feb-10 12:34:48

I'm also lovin' the title grin Thankks for starting it anna

You know, I think you're right, missIzzy - either we are an inordinate number of ladies due in march and so generate more than the average number of posts or we are all chatterboxes. Possibly a little from column A and a little from column B wink

lisbapalea Sat 20-Feb-10 12:36:33

I've fallen off the list so have added myself back on - hope that's OK!

Arrivals:
1. Evitas 6 February #1 Boy
2. pureeandpearls 17 February #2 Girl
3. rebeccacad 19 February #1 Girl
4. snowflakesarah&co 19 February #3 Boy Elliott Joseph

Waiting:

1. Mumbot 18 February #2 Boy c-section booked
2. DrSkid 22nd February #3 Boy
3. Smac 25 February #2 Surprise
4. mawbroon 27th February #2 Boy
5. Potpourri 1 March #4
6. Don’ttrythisathome 2 March #1 Girl
7. Tigresswoods 2 March #1 Boy
8. Caitni 2 March #1 Surprise
9. angfirsttimer 2 March #1 Boy
10. GemmaG88 2 March #1 Surprise
11. BlueyDragon 3 March #2 Boy
12. TakeLovingChances 5 March #1 Surprise
13. hecklephone 5 March #2 Girl
14. BusyMissIzzy 5 March #1
15. EmLouT 5 March boy #2
16. Grizzer 5 March #? Surprise
17. Dalrymps 6 March #2 Boy
18. Scooby26 6 March #1 Boy
19. Iwonka 6 March #1 Girl
20. MandaHugNKiss 7 March #3 Boy
21. itwascertainlyasurprise 8 March #1 Boy
22. Ilovegreenbeans 9 March #2 Surprise
23. Sariska 9 March #2 Girl
24. JasHook 10 March #1 Boy
25. mumofsevenplusfour 10 or 13 March #8
26. Summmer2010 10 March #1 Boy
27. Lisbapalea 10 March #1 Surprise
28. PacificDogwood 11 March #4 Boy
29. BulletProofMum 11 March #3 Surprise
30. Siamesecatwoman 11 March #1 Girl
31. Minicooper 11 March #2 Surprise
32. Swingsofglory 12 March #2 Girl
33. Walnut8 13 March #1 Girl
34. Annamama 15 March #2 Girl
35. Retromum 15 March #2
36. Shroomer 15 March #1
37. Scootergrrrl 17 March #3 Surprise
38. mumof2point5 17 March #2 Girl
39. PixieOnaLeaf 18 March #4&5 Girls
40. BelgianMummy 16th March #2 Boy
41. MummyElk 18 March #2 Surprise
42. designerbaby 19 March #2 Girl
43. Rindercella 24 March #2 Girl
44. Arcadie 26 March #3 Surprise
45. Afribaby 26 March #1
46. Henrietta 29 March #4
47. Fleximum 2 April #3

MandaHugNKiss Sat 20-Feb-10 12:40:21

Not tried that, anna but I wouldn't be adverse wink I'd only be a tad concerned about the cleanliness of the fingers/under the nails. Still, with DS (2nd DC) I had a vague twinge, waters went and upon immediate exam I was already 4cms. DS was born 1hour 40mins later so I hope I won't have to worry about when it's right to go to the hospital...

Eep. Saying that, I'd been induced with prostin. As I had with DD. I've never gone into labour naturally and so maybe I won't know... confused

THIS is why I refuse to think about all everything - too many variables I can't control! Denial, all the way! grin

lisbapalea Sat 20-Feb-10 12:42:14

Denial is defo what's going to keep me going for the next couple of weeks....

ilovegreenbeans Sat 20-Feb-10 13:13:43

Brilliant news about our new arrivals! Congrats everyone!

Caitni Sat 20-Feb-10 13:38:25

Great new thread title!

Agree that we're extra prolific...but we're now at the most exciting time!

BusyMissIzzy hey my fellow Whittingtononian!! I'm actually booked for a home birth, but under the care of the Whitt, so if I do transfer in it'll be to there. One of my NCT friends just gave birth in the lovely birth centre on Tues and had a very positive experience - she had a water birth and all three then spent the night cuddled up together in the double bed in the room. Sounded lovely smile...so you must be a norf laander too then? We should arrange a norf laandon meet up once we've had our babies. Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a room by room list grin (even if mine is actually scrawled out on a piece of paper - old skool!).

Anna I'd also not be adverse to self exams/DH examining for dilation but if the waters had gone then I think I'd use surgical gloves. But if waters hadn't gone then I think clean hands would be fine. In fact, I've been checking my cervix regularly over the past week as I find it all quite fascinating...

manda that shoot sounds cool, though I think I'd also have taken the goody bag and legged it - a long old day so best to leave before it stops being fun! It'll be lovely to see the pics once it's live.

DrSkid hope things are good with you?

Just had a lovely coffee with one of my best friends who's off for two weeks of work travel on Wed...quite mad to think that I'll almost certainly be a mum then next time I see her. Made me feel quite emotional blushsmile.

opalfruity Sat 20-Feb-10 14:18:56

I also seem to have dropped off the list so have updated it again!

Arrivals:
1. Evitas 6 February #1 Boy
2. pureeandpearls 17 February #2 Girl
3. rebeccacad 19 February #1 Girl
4. snowflakesarah&co 19 February #3 Boy Elliott Joseph

Waiting:

1. Mumbot 18 February #2 Boy c-section booked
2. DrSkid 22nd February #3 Boy
3. Smac 25 February #2 Surprise
4. mawbroon 27th February #2 Boy
5. Potpourri 1 March #4
6. Don’ttrythisathome 2 March #1 Girl
7. Tigresswoods 2 March #1 Boy
8. Caitni 2 March #1 Surprise
9. angfirsttimer 2 March #1 Boy
10. GemmaG88 2 March #1 Surprise
11. BlueyDragon 3 March #2 Boy
12. TakeLovingChances 5 March #1 Surprise
13. hecklephone 5 March #2 Girl
14. BusyMissIzzy 5 March #1
15. EmLouT 5 March boy #2
16. Grizzer 5 March #? Surprise
17. Dalrymps 6 March #2 Boy
18. Scooby26 6 March #1 Boy
19. Iwonka 6 March #1 Girl
20. MandaHugNKiss 7 March #3 Boy
21. itwascertainlyasurprise 8 March #1 Boy
22. Ilovegreenbeans 9 March #2 Surprise
23. Sariska 9 March #2 Girl
24. JasHook 10 March #1 Boy
25. mumofsevenplusfour 10 or 13 March #8
26. Summmer2010 10 March #1 Boy
27. Lisbapalea 10 March #1 Surprise
28. PacificDogwood 11 March #4 Boy
29. BulletProofMum 11 March #3 Surprise
30. Siamesecatwoman 11 March #1 Girl
31. Minicooper 11 March #2 Surprise
32. Swingsofglory 12 March #2 Girl
33. Walnut8 13 March #1 Girl
34. Annamama 15 March #2 Girl
35. Retromum 15 March #2
36. Shroomer 15 March #1
37. Scootergrrrl 17 March #3 Surprise
38. mumof2point5 17 March #2 Girl
39. PixieOnaLeaf 18 March #4&5 Girls
40. BelgianMummy 16th March #2 Boy
41. MummyElk 18 March #2 Surprise
42. designerbaby 19 March #2 Girl
43. Rindercella 24 March #2 Girl
44. Arcadie 26 March #3 Surprise
45. Afribaby 26 March #1
46. Opalfruity 28 March #1 Surprise
47. Henrietta 29 March #4
48. Fleximum 2 April #3

MummyElk Sat 20-Feb-10 14:43:20

just marking my place! well done anna!

Good news busy about the bath - i can't remember if i said it but almost the exact same happened to me just beforeDD was born and they had to come back and redo the chips, we don't notice them at all any more - as you say, at least it's done!
Whittingdon sounds lush, DOUBLE BED?!!! blooody lovely!! That's better than the kick out the delivery suite door that DH got at 430 in the morning?!!!

i can't remember what i have and haven't written, lurking is not a good look for me at present because i forget what i would have said if i'd been bothered to write it...blush
needless to say all these arrivals are very exciting and have had the positive effect of at least making me scrub the car seat in preparation of. Of course it DID lead me online to research the price of a nice double pushchair + car seat etc.....Mildew is such a BAD look for a newborn, i'm sure DC2 would rather a shiny, new, isofixxy car seat to snuggle up in......hmm envy.......<mummyelk tries to ignore credit card enormous bill tapping on window>

Rindercella Sat 20-Feb-10 14:46:40

Oh good, new thread. Am liking the title.grin

Just marking my place really, but has anyone heard anything from DesignerBaby? The last I heard was she was moving and then haven't seen anything since. She hasn't posted on FB either.

donttrythisathome Sat 20-Feb-10 15:57:55

Just marking my spot.

Oh and congrats to Sarah*!

*Caitni
I've been advised to go up a cup size for the nursing bra, but I'm just going to stick with the expandable one for the first few weeks then get something fitted. I'm wearing the expandable one now and it really is better than my soft cup fitted pregnancy ones.

annamama Sat 20-Feb-10 16:55:33

Sorry about people dropped off the list, I was just posting what I thought was the latest one... hope everyone is back on now!

Wow Caitni, you've been examining your own cervix? I don't know if I dare to, maybe I'll try and see if I can find it.

When I started telling DH about examining my cervix we suddenly got in the mood for some lovin'... which was nice as I'm usually always too tired these days. Anyway, after there was a little bit of pink blood. I know I said I want my baby slighly early but not this early. So I'm hoping it's nothing.

Just been out charity shopping, we always get so much good stuff in those! One of the best finds was a book about commercial aircraft for 99p for DD as she loves airplanes. And some really cute Next stuff too, almost new looking. Charity shops are great for kids clothes.

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Caitni Sat 20-Feb-10 17:31:20

Anna my, er, intimacy with my cervix comes from my ttc days (cervix was one of the things I used to check for charting) but not too sure if I'd be brave enough to see if I could actually insert a finger or two (especially as I'm not sure I even want vag exams during labour - worried it may demoralise me). I didn't go try to check it til last Sunday, when I tried to see if I could feel it but couldn't (it was v high). But it now feels a lot lower, softer and shorter (god, sorry, that is way too much info grin). Glad you got some lovin' wink - pinky tinge after sex is normal for this stage (according to my preg book). And clever you with the charity shop bargains smile

Mummyelk I reckon the lure of t'internet shopping would be too much for me (I am weak when it comes to buying baby things grin).

Rinders I don't think there's been a sign of DB but there's a good chance it's just because settling in after the move has been hectic and perhaps their internet wasn't sorted for a while...either that or she's got her hands full with a newborn too grin

Anyway, I must away back to my mammoth cleaning session.

Caitni Sat 20-Feb-10 17:32:54

Donttry sorry, seemed to have missed your post! Sounds like a good plan re the nursing bra so reckon I'll just do that too.

PixieOnaLeaf Sat 20-Feb-10 17:44:45

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siamesecatwoman Sat 20-Feb-10 17:46:45

I've just made 20 gingerbread men and gingerbread babies with DH - is this nesting ???? Certainly smells nice..
We started making them because I bought some Gingerbread curtains from M&P, and one of my siameses has taken a violent dislike to the gingerbread men on the curtain, he jumps up and tries to kill it every so often - so I threatened him with a gingerbread army grin

Nursery done, but no furniture, just my ebay bargain nursing chair and an old chest of drawers, moses basket from friend. Stalking an Amby on ebay - any ideas how long realistically a baby would stay in an Amby?

Caitni envy at your flexibility - even when TTC i could never reach my cervix - much less likely now - perineal massage seems like a yoga session grin
Also double bed sounds ace in birth centre

has anyone tried an NCT nursing bra? Worth the money? I really need to get it sorted too!

siamesecatwoman Sat 20-Feb-10 17:49:41

Pixie I hope you feel better soon! Do you think Monsoon were worried you may give birth there?? DH wondered what would happen if I gave birth in PC World - would we get a free laptop??

Definitly swap laptop for cute monsoon baby things!

Take advantage of your enforced rest x

kay1980 Sat 20-Feb-10 19:17:50

I have also fallen off the list so I've added myself on. Do check in on the post but don't really post many messages. Congratulations to those who have had their little ones

Arrivals:
1. Evitas 6 February #1 Boy
2. pureeandpearls 17 February #2 Girl
3. rebeccacad 19 February #1 Girl
4. snowflakesarah&co 19 February #3 Boy Elliott Joseph

Waiting:

1. Mumbot 18 February #2 Boy c-section booked
2. DrSkid 22nd February #3 Boy
3. Smac 25 February #2 Surprise
4. mawbroon 27th February #2 Boy
5. Potpourri 1 March #4
6. Don’ttrythisathome 2 March #1 Girl
7. Tigresswoods 2 March #1 Boy
8. Caitni 2 March #1 Surprise
9. angfirsttimer 2 March #1 Boy
10. GemmaG88 2 March #1 Surprise
11. BlueyDragon 3 March #2 Boy
12. TakeLovingChances 5 March #1 Surprise
13. hecklephone 5 March #2 Girl
14. BusyMissIzzy 5 March #1
15. EmLouT 5 March boy #2
16. Grizzer 5 March #? Surprise
17. Dalrymps 6 March #2 Boy
18. Scooby26 6 March #1 Boy
19. Iwonka 6 March #1 Girl
20. Evitas 6 March #1 Boy
21. MandaHugNKiss 7 March #3 Boy
22. itwascertainlyasurprise 8 March #1 Boy
23. Ilovegreenbeans 9 March #2 Surprise
24. Sariska 9 March #2 Girl
25. JasHook 10 March #1 Boy
26. mumofsevenplusfour 10 or 13 March #8
27. Summmer2010 10 March #1 Boy
28. PacificDogwood 11 March #4 Boy
29. BulletProofMum 11 March #3 Surprise
30. Siamesecatwoman 11 March #1 Girl
31. Minicooper 11 March #2 Surprise
32. Swingsofglory 12 March #2 Girl
33. Walnut8 13 March #1 Girl
34. Annamama 15 March #2 Girl
35. Retromum 15 March #2
36. Shroomer 15 March #1
37. Scootergrrrl 17 March #3 Surprise
38. mumof2point5 17 March #2 Girl
39. PixieOnaLeaf 18 March #4&5 Girls
40. Kay1980 18 March #2 Girl
41. BelgianMummy 16th March #2 Boy
42. MummyElk 18 March #2 Surprise
43. designerbaby 19 March #2 Girl
44. Rindercella 24 March #2 Girl
45. Arcadie 26 March #3 Surprise
46. Afribaby 26 March #1
47. Henrietta 29 March #4
48. Fleximum 2 April #3

itwascertainlyasurprise Sat 20-Feb-10 19:26:45

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Sariska Sat 20-Feb-10 20:07:29

Ooh, a new thread to go with our new babies! (And with the bonus that I can actually post using my phone again. The old one was too long to allow me to add a message.) Many congratulations to rebecca and Sarah - and envy, envy, envy of your birth experiences. I bet we're all wishing for similar!

Too much to comment on but, IWCAS, your quilt sounds gorgeous. What a lovely friend. And, Siamese, was it you who was asking about how long you can use an amby for? We got 7 months out of it with ds. He never learned to turn over in it, which I think is why lots of people move their LOs out, but he did manage to sit up. Cue us rushing out to buy a cotbed!

Not much to report here. Insomnia still horrid and having massive amounts of pressure down below, which I don't remember from last time. 38 weeks tomorrow and expecting still to be here - tired and with underneaths threatening to fall out! - in 3 weeks' time.

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