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Pregnant with no. 3 / 4 / 5..?! Thread #2

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LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 16:46:16

If you're pregnant with your third / fourth / fifth DC, come and chat.

This probably should be in antenatal clubs now (?) but I wanted to post this in the same place as the old thread so we can all find it!

Here is the old thread

cherrypiew3 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:58:19

Congratulations Terilou glad baby Leon arrived without the need for induction.

Apples How did your ds go at cub camp my ds went last year and loved it. Hope the ear is better.

Hope everyone is well.

Cravingtomatoes Sun 18-Nov-12 22:58:24

Congratulations terilou, that's excellent news! Lovely name too.

CODwidow Mon 19-Nov-12 09:24:17

Congratulations grin

AppleCrumples Mon 19-Nov-12 09:26:56

cherry ds1 loved it, it was his 2nd time and when i dropped ds2 off on sat for beaver party all I got was oh hi before he disappeared! Only difficulty was spending the entire weekend driving back and forth from solihul ( we're in cov)!

Ear still driving me crackers, it's the deafness! Off for ear drops this am will make dr appointment but that could take ages!

cherrypiew3 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:48:10

Very quite on here hope everyone is well.

Apples Ds was like that last year I was so worried about him going it was his first time, he was not even bothered about saying goodbye to me.

Oodthunkit Tue 20-Nov-12 17:05:47

Just tired here. And sore sad

AppleCrumples Tue 20-Nov-12 17:30:25

cherry ds was like that last year too and I was the same as you and so worried but they don't care!

ood sorry your tired and sore! How far are you? I feel like i'm all aches and pains at the mo!

Hope everyone else ok, that's the trouble with us all having a few dcs already we don't have time to be on here loads!

LimeLeafLizard Tue 20-Nov-12 18:37:27

Hi - just a quick post before sorting washing / tidying kitchen / starting bedtime. I wish I could have a glass of wine tonight <sigh>.

apples how is your ear? Hope the drops have helped.
ood you sound fed up... not surprising considering...

I was knackered this morning and feeling grumpy and low, but DS3 fell asleep on the way back from the supermarket, transferred to bed and I managed to get a whole hour's kip on the sofa before he woke up. It was amazing how much better I felt afterwards.

MW tomorrow. I haven't had the results of my glucose test but I have been told I'm anaemic despite already taking iron.

Cubs sounds great - might sign DS1 up.

Oodthunkit Tue 20-Nov-12 18:45:52

lime I've been told to have GTT this time. Have you had GD before? Mine is on BMI

apples 23 weeks yesterday. An but better than earlier but had just got I when I posted. Dh at work & I'd just been to hospital for Grandads care meeting ( long corridors not good when I can't walk far) to find they cancelled it after we arrived. Then dd1 to opticians , quick shop then home to make tea. So bit grumpyblush

5kidsnobump Tue 20-Nov-12 20:18:01

Congratulations terilou Glad your baby decided to put in an appearance without induction!

Lime and Ood I had GD with DC4 - somehow managed to avoid it with this last pregnancy though - not sure how come that was?! I was sent for GTT as they had changed the guidelines and as my BMI was just over 30 I had to have it. Was actually really surprised when I failed it!

Well went back to see the GP yesterday as still feeling like complete crap - unable to get through the day without spending 4 or 5 hours asleep - which is not really very practical with 5 kids confused . He said could be side effects from one of the BP medications and told me to stop taking one, as my BP had come down quite a bit from what it was. Have felt a bit better today - managed to get through with only a 1 hour nap, so a bit of an improvement! Am seeing the midwife tomorrow so with see if BP has stayed down without some of the drugs! On the plus side Docs signed DH off for 2 weeks, so at least we have another couple of weeks to hopefully get a bit more sorted before he goes back to work, as I still don't feel capable of looking after the 5 kids alone hmm

Lime I am also looking forward to the time I can have a glass of wine (or 2!)... currently feel too knackered and on too much medication to contemplate any wine....well I've waited 9 months, I don't suppose a few more weeks will kill me grin

Countmyblessings Tue 20-Nov-12 21:30:23

Welcome to the world baby Leon!
Huge congrats that you never had to be induced Terilou!!!!!!

Oodthunkit Tue 20-Nov-12 21:44:45

5kids medications not methadopa is it? I spent 3 months asleep ( well was only awake for 2 hours a day !) when I was on that.

LimeLeafLizard Tue 20-Nov-12 22:31:29

5kids, glad things are sounding slightly better for you and BP is down, although I can imagine that needing to sleep for 5 hours a day must make normal life impossible. (ood how on earth did you manage with only being awake for 2 hours a day?!) At least your DH has been signed off for another two weeks, must be such a relief for all of you to know that.

As for wine, well I have another 12 or so weeks to go, so your chances of beating me to a toast are good..! Here, put this in the fridge wine

I had the GTT because DS3 was a big baby. SIL had it because there is diabetes in her family. Add in BMI, women who've already had GD, well that is quite a variety of reasons you might be tested!

SeymoreInOz Wed 21-Nov-12 07:34:13

Congratulations terilou! Welcome baby Leon!

5kids I'm glad your BP is going the right way, I hope the tiredness starts to improve soon.

I'm also looking forward to a glass or 2 of wine, but the advice here is to abstain for the first 3 months if you are breastfeeding!! I didn't do that with the other DCs so I might allow myself the odd glass esp over christmas!

I had my sweep this morning, nothing so far apart from a bit of bleeding! The MW said I was only 1-2cm dilated so I'm not holding out much hope. I'm sleeping quite badly at the moment thanks to the braxton hicks and rib kicking. There's no room left!

Oodthunkit Wed 21-Nov-12 07:42:19

lime I was asleep! Question should be how did everyone else cope wink dd1/2 were 9/10 so old enough to help & my parents/their Dad helped.

Oodthunkit Wed 21-Nov-12 07:43:00

seymore 1-2 is better than nothing <optimistic>

5kidsnobump Wed 21-Nov-12 12:51:46

Yay - just got back from midwife appointment and have finally been discharged - just as well as baby is 4 weeks old on Sunday, and they had actually run out of space to write notes in my book it was so full!

Ood no medication was Labetalol. Am still on Nefedipine, but feeling less out of it now I've stopped taking the labetalol. Although BP had gone back up a bit, wasn't too bad, so hopefully can stay off so much medication! Ood how did you manage 3 months on medication. I have literally had a few weeks, and was feeling like I was going to go nuts. I hate not being up to form and not being able to do anything - one of the reasons I find it so hard being pregnant!

Cheers for the wine Lime . I will put it in the fridge next to the champagne the in laws bought us the day after DS3 was born....I have threatened DH on pain of death if he drinks it before I am feeling better enough to have a couple of glasses grin

Seymore how overdue are you (I'm assuming you're overdue if you're having a sweep!) I had a sweep while in hospital at 38 + 3, and they said I was a little bit dilated and DS3 was born 2 days later, so you never know...

Sams4lo Wed 21-Nov-12 13:29:39

I also had labetalol with ds1 for a month post delivery, dd2 for 1month in pregnancy and 3 months post as well, and ds2 from 30wks but had him so early bp went down really quickly post delivery smile had one big spike but felt it happening so they could get it back under control very quickly smile no idea this time am just hoping midwifes wrong and don't get admitted from 28wks!

5kids so glad ur bp is starting to improve smile hope u can begin to relax a little and enjoy ur bundle of joy x

Oodthunkit Wed 21-Nov-12 18:50:09

5kids they didn't realise it was the meds for ages, just blamed pregnancy/virus etc. I was 8 weeks when it started. Was on fortnightly appts with consultant and eventually GP twigged. Then had to spend a few days on gynae ward ( wouldn't let me on maternity as it was too early) while they monitored me coming off meds and were going to try beta blockers but I'm asthmatic so needed to be in in case something went wrong. In the end my BP stayed low without any meds.
This time I stopped meds when I got pg and it's still v low despite being high/uncontrolled between!

cherrypiew3 Wed 21-Nov-12 21:07:07

5kids Glad you are feeling better and the bp is staying down.

Had mw appointment today and dd is not engaged yetsad feel like I am going to go into christmas. Wish she would drop a bit at least the heartburn is killing me.

<waves to everyone else>

5kidsnobump Wed 21-Nov-12 21:27:09

sams4lo I guess you must have had BP problems with previous pregnancies then? I had problems with my first, but only in the last week of the pregnancy and everything went back to normal straight afterwards. Did the labetalol also give you loads of side effects? I have literally felt completely out of it since they put me on that. Feel loads better now I've had 2 days without it - and looks like BP is staying down now anyway without it.

Ood I can't imagine being on BP medication for months whilst pregnant. Being pregnant normally makes me feel knackered enough without lots of drugs to make it even worse!

Cherry when are you due? It must be really hard to keep going while pregnant, especially in the run up to xmas when things get pretty hectic anyway!

Oodthunkit Wed 21-Nov-12 21:33:23

It's not normal to have the side affects though. I'm that 1/1000 person on the leaflet!

Countmyblessings Wed 21-Nov-12 22:21:09

Ohhhhh Seymour- hopefully the sweep will get things started! Spare a thought for the ones who are massive and still have months to go!!!
Next year is so far away!!!!!
Ahh cherry - I remember going to MW she told me baby was not ready that night my ds was born he was a week early!!!!

Trying not to moan or whine much but spd is kicking off again and work is draining don't know how long I can travel to work!!!!
At 24 weeks I shouldn't be feeling like this!!!!

Oodthunkit Thu 22-Nov-12 08:13:48

I'm like that count expecting to finish in next couple of weeks ( 23+3 today hmm)

Sams4lo Thu 22-Nov-12 08:14:53

5kids - sorry for delay, I've had preeclampsia with all 4, and they said that was the reason for the abruption at 34wks last time sad to be honest I was ok on the labetalol so just hope I'm the same this time! I'm on 3wkly check ups till 28 wks then 2 wkly! My bp normally starts about 28wks but each time it's started earlier so think that's why mw goal is 28wks! Seeing her again tomorrow, and got consultant in 2wks, so hope to get a plan in place smile must say am so worried about this pregnancy sad

Hope everyone else is ok smile x

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