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Off to be induced in an hour and a half

(44 Posts)
TheSkiingGardener Sun 03-Mar-13 05:53:18

And I'm a little bit scared. Which is silly as this is exactly what happened with DS1. Have lots of books and food in my bag but really don't feel ready for DS2 at the moment.

nickelbabe Tue 05-Mar-13 13:01:52

that's good too, all good

at least you're getting your bits serviced wink

Turnipsoup Tue 05-Mar-13 06:18:41


Granitetopping Mon 04-Mar-13 22:10:54

Congratulations grin envy

TheSkiingGardener Mon 04-Mar-13 20:23:28

Oh I am nickelbabe , I am! Lovely nurse just gave me a bed bath by Pluto g water all over the ahem inflamed area.

Now DH has gone home and I have 12 hours with a baby who will only sleep when held vertically and demands huge breastfeeds every 2 hours. None of this tiny colostrum feeds for him, he's drinking by the pint!

nickelbabe Mon 04-Mar-13 17:48:21

you'll be feeling that when the epi wears off! grin

congratulations grin

<<jealous of newborn baby snuggles>>

make sure they give you some food with iron in it.

SuckingDiesel Mon 04-Mar-13 17:44:47

Congratulations! 9lb 11 shock You're a hero!

Zara1984 Mon 04-Mar-13 17:35:01

Congratulations!! Epidurals are fucking ace. And so are you and your lovely new snuffly baby!

SpottyTeacakes Mon 04-Mar-13 17:31:35

Congratulations! thanks

Flisspaps Mon 04-Mar-13 17:28:40

Congratulations grin

TheSkiingGardener Mon 04-Mar-13 17:04:30

Hi all. Smallskier2 was born 10:42 today. 9lb 11oz ( thank God for epidurals). All doing well and should be home tomorrow. Thanks for cheering me up during the endless wait!

nickelbabe Mon 04-Mar-13 13:59:10

Skiing - i think they broke as she came out, from the pressure.
But i do know someone whose baby was born with waters intact smile

good luck today - sorry about the meconium. it'll be out soon, and i'm sure will be fine. x

Flossbert Mon 04-Mar-13 09:36:29

Hope things are moving along nicely for you, Gardener.

MrsMangoBiscuit Mon 04-Mar-13 06:39:10

Hope everything is going well, and as painless as possible. smile

SpottyTeacakes Mon 04-Mar-13 03:04:19

Yay! Good luck!

TheSkiingGardener Mon 04-Mar-13 01:53:54

We're off. Midwife arrived and broke waters at about 1. Some meconium so means at least 24 hours in hospital after the birth which is a bit of a bummer.

Just the hard bit to do now.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 03-Mar-13 23:48:27

A room is definitely progress! I will be checking in with each night feed grin

Flisspaps Sun 03-Mar-13 23:07:52

ski it's meant to be very lucky if a baby is born with intact waters - born in a caul, it's known as.

Sailors used to pay high prices for the membranes from these babies as they were meant to protect them at sea. Don't know if they still do...

Jojobump1986 Sun 03-Mar-13 23:01:59

How frustrating! I suppose having a room is a good start! At least you can get settled now you know where you're going to be for a while! Hope it all happens quickly & easily for you! smile

TheSkiingGardener Sun 03-Mar-13 22:58:06

nickelbabe how did that work with your waters coming out at the same time, did they break as they came out or was she in a bubble?????

TheSkiingGardener Sun 03-Mar-13 22:57:13

They've found me a room! Unfortunately they haven't found me a midwife so still can't break my waters and get things moving. But it's progress of a sort. 15.5 hours waiting so far....

TheSkiingGardener Sun 03-Mar-13 21:14:12

Thanks Mango. That made me a little teary eyed!

Apparently they now have some rooms free but not enough, so the doctors will come round in a bit and assess things. Bet you there is a shortage of midwives too but they're not mentioning that!

14 hours!

MrsMangoBiscuit Sun 03-Mar-13 20:04:44

Hello Skiing waves DS1 will be fine. He's going to be a very proud big brother soon.

nickelbabe Sun 03-Mar-13 19:57:14

you don't need to have your waters broken. with dd, my waters came out with her head...

you,ve doneit on your own!

nickelbabe Sun 03-Mar-13 19:55:39

once you're in labour you'll be admitted.

TheSkiingGardener Sun 03-Mar-13 19:54:42

Trouble is they have another batch of women due in at 7:30 tomorrow morning to be induced, so they want to get the 3 of us they should have fitted in today started before they arrive.

It was so hopeful when she said I was already 3cm this morning and ready to have my waters broken, but because I and one other lady didn't need a pessary at that stage we are now at the back of the queue. The labour ward is just overloaded!

Feels a bit like a queue in a barber shop, if we leave we have to go to the back when we return.

We're expecting DS2, and DS1 is at home with the grandparents and wants his Mummy to come home sad

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