Congratulations shelly That sounds like a pretty quick birth! I also thought no. 4 was my last baby - I would not have believed anyone if they had told me we would have got to no.5 - all I can say is alcohol is responsible for a lot of things in our house
apple I also know how you feel about not being nostalgic about anything to do with this pregnancy. I feel like I have been dragging myself around for the whole 9 months, and just doing the minimum to keep everything going with the other kids. Especially after the birth this time, had DH not already had the snip he would have been at the docs demanding it by now - there is no way I could go through another pregnancy and birth like this one
5kids I even asked about sterilisation at my first mw appointment, she said maybe we should actually have the baby before going down that route mind you she was pretty shocked to see me back as I was so clear that last time was the 'last' time tee hee!
Hi lovely mummies, can I join in this mega thread! I'm currently pregnant with my 4th child after a few misses! 2011 MMC, April ectopic tube removal!!!!! July BFP!!!! I'm due in march!!! Haven't had chance to catch up but have seen there has been a few births recently - congrats Moon & shelly!!!! We are going to have 6 dc in the house 2 adopted boys! With visiting DH dd we are 7! I also am dealing with a few spd woes! But not as bad as some just using a belt, struggling at work so def think will be leaving more sooner then thought but life changes and have to adapt! Glad to share with you all x
5kids so glad you are home now, I hope that's it for you and hospitals now!
Yay Count congratulations! I hope the SPD isn't too bad. 7 DCs in the house... earplugs?!
annelid Sorry to hear about the transverse lie, hopefully baby will move before your next check. Did they recommend anything for you to try?
Saw the midwife yesterday, they've booked me in for a sweep next Wednesday, I'll be 37 weeks so not sure how successful it will be but I'm so uncomfortable now it's worth a try. I'm a little bit nervous, I'm planning to get the bus home on my own afterwards (don't want to drive/park in central sydney) is this a bad idea? I've never actually had a sweep!
Congratulations Shelly you sound like you had a nice birth.(If birth can ever be nice)
5kids Glad you are home hope things carry on getting better for you and you can really start to enjoy baby and the rest of your dc. , Welcome Count
I know we will not be having any more children and with the sickness, anemia and general pregnancy issues I don't want to do this again. However the other day I looked at my little bump and said to dh "this is it I will never do this again" the thought of this made me a little
Welcome Count, congratulations and hope your pregnancy goes well, difficult with the SPD I am sure. How old are your DC and are they looking forward to the baby?
Seymore based on my sweeps I think you'll be fine getting the bus home (how long is the journey?). It is a bit uncomfortable at the time, and you might get a few pains, but it doesn't start labour instantly. All the same, best to keep your phone handy and DH / a good friend on standby at the other end of the phone just in case. Good luck!
ALL - this thread is getting quite large and is taking ages to load up - would you like to move to a new one?
Hi all - thankfully don't have all 6dc at once!!! Dd18,dsa-13,dd-11,dsa-7 ,ds-2. Dhdd-16,Baby makes 7! As I said I can cope with just a belly belt for spd if it gets worse will def Finish work early maybe Jan!!!! Am I the only one who wakes up I'm the early hours like 4-5! Then struggle to go back to sleep?
Well 36 week appt today and all good. Baby is measuring at 34 weeks but hoping she'll just be a little one as my last was almost 10lb. Had my swab for strep b so will know by Friday if I can use the birth centre, fingers crossed