To WIIT to whoohoo! 5th thread(986 Posts)
Oh Quod (((hugs))) take it easy for a while.
AC no, I'm at home, I managed to avoid being admitted because they gave me crutches, although I'm a fat lot of use at home really, spending most of the day sat on the sofa, can't carry E any more, can't do very much now. Ah we'll, it's getting closer to the end now.
Bebe, the crutches at least mean I don't feel like crying every step I take, but it's very much not easy. I think my problem stems from my sacro-iliac joint. Sorry to hear you had post Christmas celebrations without your DP, is he still unwell? Glad you had a good time at the theatre.
Quod, sending much love and hugs...take it easy xxx
HAPPY NEW YEAR WIITs!!!!
Happy new year to you too Bebe and to all WIITs
Well scan yesterday showed slight raise in fluid levels, but doc was not worried about it at all. Back in 2 weeks time for the 'final' scan to check on position and if baby 1 is still head down then induction for after 22nd Jan will be booked for me to have a vaginal birth If baby 1 is not head down then c-section, but seeing as he's been head down for aaaaaaages, I can't see that happening.
DP has taken some leave and his work are giving him some leave to care for dependents so he won't be at work until after the twins are born, with the exception of thursdays when E is at nursery, as I just can't do anything around the house or really with E.
LAHG that is good news. You are in the final stretch. Glad you are getting your support.
Well I have had things go from bad to worse here - just when I was feeling fine and after getting back to some semblance of work/normal life I have now developed an infection which meant a trip to out of hours doc this morning and some horse strength ABs. It was horrible, I had full body shivers and a really high temp. Both of these have now gone but I feel about 100 years old and, having got myself in quite positive mindset about TTC again, am now worried that my fertility is going to be damaged. Can't believe 2 weeks ago we were looking forward to a scan, it feels like the world had turned upside down since then.
H Quod, there is nothing I can say really, I expect you will have your good and bad moments, and most likely the bad ones will hit you when you least expect it. Sorry to hear about the infection. ((Hugs))
Must be weird to think that by the end of the month you will go from being a mum of 1 to a mum of 3?!! Fingers crossed for a swift and easy birth then and hoping the little monkey stays head down!
That is beyond sucky you poor thing wish I could pop over and give you a massive hug and a huge pile of chocolate brownies xxx Sounds like a cliche but things can only get better...right?! Xxx
Bebe I hoped things could only get better last week too, but somehow they have got worse!! The infection has also meant I can't go on a work trip this week which means me losing a week's income (the only full week's paid work this month) so my finances and my work life are looking grimmer and grimmer too - I've got a huge set of work deadlines piling up that I can't tackle, and that awful feeling (which I am sure you recognise) of just having to firefight whilst a mountain of shit accrues that you know is going to hit the fan at some point. My family keep saying i have to just take time off and put myself first but i dont really think they understand that when you are self-employed you sometimes just dont have that option. I've still got the possibility of molar pg (v slim chance but worrying) and incomplete miscarriage (often the cause of infection) to stress about until both are ruled out. It just seems I am being bumped along the bottom at the moment. Thanks for the kind thoughts though - friends have brought round a veritable sugar mountain which we are slowly chomping our way through! Today at least I am going to have a lazy Sunday and veg out on the sofa.
Oh Quod <big squishy hugs> it is totally shit! I'm no expert but I'm sure you can claim SSP if you are signed off work sick when you are self employed. Is this something you could do? Do you have a good GP who could sign you off? I know SSP is crap but at least it's something. The work stress and deadlines are the last thing you need right now but I totally understand your predicament Really hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you soon, please take care of yourself you have been through so much in such a short space of time xxx
2 boys, born at 35+1 weeks. 5lb 13 or 14 and 5lb 15. Both doing well. Vaginal delivery, both head down and both with too too much fluid!
All doing well, born last night at between 9 and half past.
Will update more later as phone battery low so I'm keepin it brief.
Hope everyone else is well.
Quod I'm so sorry to read your recent posts - what is happening to you is horrible and I haven't really known what to say. I hadn't heard of a molar pg but I've been googling and I really hope it's not that. Glad you have plenty of sugar and better yet lots of nice people bringing it round hoping to make you feel better. People always say unrealistic things about work when they're trying to be helpful, I guess you just have to smile and ignore.
Hi everyone just posting a quick hello from the extraordinarily long queue in TKMaxx where I'm about to spend a load of money I don't have lol. LAHG how are the boys doing? I guess you will be changing your username again... Look At Them All Go Off In Different Directions??!
Quod how's it going? Still devouring the sugar mountain? I was thinking about you this morning when my mother was giving me an earful about working too hard and telling me to relax and basically abandon all my clients! I've been putting in extra hours trying to get everything ready for handover by the end of next week. You just can't wash your hands of things. I am looking forward to finishing though - four weeks to go.
So how are all the snowy WIITs getting on? Hope u all are ok xxx
We came home from hospital yesterday am sat here breast feeding both boys at the same time
My boys are Ernie (officially Ernest) George and Hector Stanley. Ernie was 5lb 13 1/2 and Hector was 5lb 15 1/2. Both are back to within 1oz of their birth weights and are doing really well.
We had a long stay in hospital due to jaundice which impacted on their feeding, but they've done really well
E says their names quite well, especially Ernie and had a huge smile this morning when she saw us as we cane home after she was in bed last night.
I'll catch up with the rest later. Hugs to all. X
Ooh I love their names! Especially Hector - it's a favourite of mine. Congratulations on getting them home.
Bebe it's not been too snowy round here. Good for the north to get the better weather for once! It was a little bit hairy on Friday evening but by Saturday the roads were clear. Have you and P been sledging?
This weekend seems to have flown by I can't believe it's Sunday evening already. I'm only working 4 day weeks now but they seem long.
Love love love their names LAHG!! Is Edith handling the transition from only child to big sister ok? Massively impressed with the tandem feeding! Go you!!! Sounds like they were pretty good weights for twins, no? Brill that they are nearly back to birth weight already!
Harpie, we had quite a bit of the white stuff for a change...usually just rains here! Ps school was shut on Friday and we had between 3-4" so trudged up the hill to the green (which was white!!) outside her school to do a spot of sledging. We have made a snowcat, a snowman and had snowball fights. Today we ventured out in the car to my ILs farm for more sledging, was great fun! FIL had to turn my car round on the drive and it spun round and slid down the hill, so I'm glad I opted not to do it!! Car then got stuck in a rut on the track getting back to the main road, was hilarious having DH push the car!
DD has been talking about babies a lot lately and for once DH hasn't been completely shooting her down....I am seeing this as a step in the right direction! Please let 2013 be my year...even just for some answers and a definite date!!! Please please please!!! <crosses fingers and toes>
Oh dear, did I kill the thread?!
Hope everyone is ok?
Quod, how are you my lovely? Xxx
Oh bebe I hope your DP starts making some steps for you.
Well it's been a bit roller coaster like in chez look. The boys don't latch on well at all, Ernie is better than hector, but I spent hours and hours trying to latch them on, making them fractious, me frustrated and it generally wasn't good. When they latch it's beautiful, but it's only 50% of the time. I've had tongue ties cut it's just working on them opening their mouths wide enough. We're getting there but it's not easy. Whereas Edith fed beautifully straight away, I have practically the polar opposite. So at the moment the majority of their feeds are expressed breast milk in a bottle. Once Edith had gone to bed I'm spending some time breast feeding them but on the whole it's bottles. It's not my preferred choice, but my sanity and me being well and not worrying about latching has taken priority. I need to make sure I'm ok to be able to look after them all, Edith included.
So Edith loves her brothers, goes around saying brother, hector Ernie on repeat. She's very gentle with them, lovely little cuddles to them and has a doll and tries feeding her doll it's bottle, her teddy her drink cup and any other inanimate object often gets 'fed' it's very cute. But initially (and still occasionally now) she cries when I'm feeding - wanting attention that very second, or chooses the feeding/bum change time to do things she shouldn't like touching the tv etc. we are getting there though.
I myself am fine, quite tired, but loving the three of them very much so.
Anyway pumping done now, it's time to get another bit if shut eye.
Stay happy WIITs
Hi Bebe! Hi LAHG! Hi everyone!
Bebe that does sound like a promising development - even if it's early days. Sounds like you had more fun in the snow than I did - although we did have some shennanigans on the Friday night when there was a bit of a blizzard and we had to abandon the car at our friends and walk home -with DH v drunk - only to get a call from the Polish guy who had bought out car two weeks earlier on EBay saying he was nearly at ours with his tow truck. He only turned up at 3am and proceeded to drag it off the drive!
LAHG sorry to hear you're having some teething trouble with the breastfeeding it must be so hard feeding two at once while simultaneously looking after a toddler - it sounds like you're doing an amazing job.
Hi everyone just checking in with my no news! 39 weeks on Saturday so just waiting for things to kick off. There's a huge quantity of baby paraphernalia just waiting to be used. Just stocked up on pineapple and we're having a madras for tea!
Happy 39 weeks AC! Fingers crossed for some baby action soon!
LAHG, sounds chaotic....in a nice way! Hope the feeding is improving, you have my sympathies, P was an AWFUL feeder (even with a bottle) just wasn't interested enough in food to pay attention to what she was supposed to be doing! Nightmare! I hope persistence will be the key & I'm sure, seeing as you are super mum, that you will crack it soon!
Semi exciting news here is that we think we may have long last rented out our flat (it's been empty for about 3 years!!) all being well contracts/deposits will be sorted out this week! Woohoo, one less mortgage to pay!
P is talking more and more about 'having a baby', I'm sure that people are going to think I'm up the duff!
In not so exciting news, my MS is flaring up My left leg is feeling decidedly odd....have not mentioned this to DH...I'm hoping it'll pass!
Gosh let's hope so, Bebe. I didn't realise you didn't have a tenant in all this time. That's very exciting news - you must be on tenterhooks waiting for it to complete.
Not such good news about your leg though. I guess this brings TTC very much back to the forefront of your mind (as if it ever left!). What are you going to do? Can you see the consultant without DH knowing, so you know the lie of the land before you raise it with him?
If leg shows no sign of improvement I will ring my specialist nurse and go from there. I don't want IV steroids if I can avoid it but would really have to argue my case for oral ones! So far it's just a bit achey and tingly with some loss of temperature sensation...hoping it stays at that, I can handle that! Feel guilty about not telling DH but he doesn't need the added worry right now!
How are you feeling? (Apart from massively pregnant) Not long now, can't believe you are about to have a baby!!! Bet you thought this time would never come!!
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