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Fantastic, fabulous 40+ Mums-to-be! Part 3

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eagleray Mon 14-Jan-13 20:38:19

We've run out of space so here's a new thread so we can support each other and talk about the trials, tribulations and utter joy at being pregnant at 40+

All new members welcome smile

scarecrow22 Fri 25-Jan-13 20:09:36

Somewhere, so so pleased about DS - as you must be x 1,000. Good to have some bright news. When likely hear about DP? And hope your mum still bearing up well.

Yes, Kingston Hospital really does now ak mums to be to recycle their sample bottles. We have to bring home pot of pee, wash out and sterilise with boiling water. I presume (any of you medically aligned lot?) that if people do not sterilise their pot it will not put them in danger of misdiagnosis by contamination? I don't really mind, but somehow see UK as a different sort of country...

Go back in six weeks to, all being well, book c-section. That seems a bit real! That and pricing up double buggy on Monday...

MrsWooster Fri 25-Jan-13 20:34:04

Evening all. Bad, Leeds have given really good support re GD, considering accidentally reignites War of Roses. The gist is Carbs Are Not Our Friends. Aim for 30-40 grams of Carbs for Breakfast, 10-20g for mid morning snack and mid afternoon snack, 30-40g lunch and 10-20gpudding and same again for tea. Of these carbs, it's the "Of Which Sugars" section of the chart that is the key - 30g of carbs of which 5g sugars is loads better than 20g of carbs of which 15g is sugars. I never even knew what the little charts on the back of food meant, now I peer obsessively at them - shame my age means I am so longsighted that I have to ask passersby to hold them some metres away... You will be HORRIFIED at things like an apparently healthy sandwich that's 70g of carbs...
Am off to eat cashew nuts now, to try and iron out a few wrinkles before the One Born Every Minute team redirect me to geriatric department so as not to spoil their wide shots.
PS, cocoa has practically no carbs, hot choc has tons, so winter comfort drinks ARE still possible. Hurrah.

riversidelibrary Fri 25-Jan-13 21:23:16

Just a quick update, baby Samuel arrived early this morning at 39 weeks and 3 days. After a day of latent labour, which stalled at midday and restarted in the evening and then my waters broke at 11pm. Was 5cm dilated on arrival at triage at midnight, and by the time they transferred me down to the delivery suite an hour later I was fully dilated after only a TENs for pain relief, not to be recommended.

An hour of pushing and he was out, bright blue but howling immediately. Healthily 8lb 6oz, only issue was he came out with his hand by his face so second degree tear in my lady parts and stitches galore.

BadMissM Fri 25-Jan-13 21:29:45

S'Ok Mrs Wooster am not a native, and used to live the other side of the heavily armed frontier border in Hebden Bridge! I'm a Londoner by birth! Have been on line reading low GI food lists and feeling incredibly glad that stuff I hate things am unconvinced about are on the high GI list...

I'm bad enough trying to see if food has vanilla in it (am allergic to it), but the little charts...I need a large magnifying glass to see them! (Pretty soon will be a bath chair and an ear trumpet). I think 'One Born Every Minute' would reject me for being inaesthetic and putting people off of pregnancy for life!

I just wish that the medical professionals would stop asking me my date of birth 15 times every visit. Yes, I'm sure I'm that old!!!

Cocoa GOOD thing though!

scarecrow22 Fri 25-Jan-13 22:13:44

Riverside, wow, huge congratulations. What a journey. Sorry about tear - I hope you've had words wink - but so glad you both otherwise safe. Enjoy these magical scary dreamlike days together, and say yes to every single itty bit of help. Or ask!

blueblackdye Fri 25-Jan-13 23:33:06

Oh, just saw Riverside's wonderful news ! Brilliant, welcome baby Samuel ! Riverside, hope you will recover soon, second dgree tear, this must be painful. [Running to the Grad thread and pushing every one to make a comfy seat for you.]

just wanted to share this video with you, on YouTube, search "thalasso bain bebe sonia rochel " it is so peaceful...

knickyknocks Sat 26-Jan-13 07:38:41

thanks river wonderful news!! so sorry to hear about the tear and sunsequent stitches, that sounds painful - the labour sounded as if it was mercifully quick, but know also how intense things get when labour is quick. Samuel is a beautiful name, and it's wonderful to hear you're both safe and sound. Congratulations thanks

MrsW grin at the possible re-direction to the geriatric ward!! Cashew nuts you say? <makes mental note to get a kilo pack from Tesco today>

scarecrow Kingston? I'm Epsom - though could have chosen Kingston but Epsom a smidge closer. Can't believe the pee pot policy! Not been mentioned at Epsom yet, in fact seem to still be merrily passing them out. As you say in all seriousness, surely they are going to get loads of misdiagnoses from manky old pots used for months on end? Think they may be cutting back on the wrong thing!

BadMissM Sat 26-Jan-13 11:34:35

Riverside What amazing news!!! So glad to hear you and baby Samuel doing well, sorry to hear about the tear (owch). Samuel gorgeous name! xxxx I must have been posting at same time and didn't see it before!

somewherebecomingrain Sat 26-Jan-13 17:01:47

wonderful news riverside! blimey only a TENs machine. Sorry about the tear - not TMI at all - hope you are healing well. Welcome to Samuel - he sounds lovely!


somewherebecomingrain Sat 26-Jan-13 17:12:40

sorry - you didn't even suggest it was TMI - and rightly so.


MrsWooster Sat 26-Jan-13 19:30:57

Congratulations River, hurrah for another graduate and even more for the prospect of a quick labour though am shifting uneasily like everyone else at the tear.. Young Samuel sounds like he was in enough of a hurry without waving on his entrance too.

somewherebecomingrain Sun 27-Jan-13 17:15:25

Third trimester tiredness hitting like a sledgehammer. Nothing floradix, pregnacare or spatone can do to resist its mighty power. This is the stage where I would fall asleep on a public loo at work last time round. Anyone else?


knickyknocks Sun 27-Jan-13 18:09:10

Third trimester tiredness? ME!!!!! Oh somewhere I'm feeling exhausted too and thoroughly hormonal. DH has just got off nights and I know he's exhausted too, but honestly I don't think he gets how tired I feel sad. Sorry to winge and moan but my back is so achey too. 33 weeks today. Not long now. 3 weeks left of work and am praying for 2 weeks of DD attending pre school whilst I lounge on the sofa before the new one makes an appearance. Hugs and sympathy lovely somewhere I'm feeling exactly the same as you.

BadMissM Sun 27-Jan-13 18:42:41

I dread to think how knackered I'm going to feel in the third trimester....I'm already falling asleep now. Only not in bed, where I can't sodding sleep, everywhere else!

somewhere What is Floradix? I'll try anything!

scarecrow22 Sun 27-Jan-13 19:35:17

Somewhere, you poor thing. Am a bit less tired than during horror sleep month when started to fall off chair at work as fell asleep at desk (I was on office alone!) - but experience gives me some insight/empathy.

Sympathy you too Knicky. Might feel like a v long 3 weeks hmm do you work full time? Hope colleagues can help a bit more. Or DP.

You might all love me or hate me for this, but have to share link my sister sent me for "microwave mug cakes" - take a min or two to mix up, another couple of mins to cook - I tried one tonight with DD (Nutella) and was perfect for her utter lack of concentration span, and surprisingly delicious.

Here it is:

Tbh am struggling a lot with DH away and uncertainty about future at work. Had a lovely weekend with DD but miss DH a lot and feeling quite lonely and flat, and - probably hormonal - really worried all time about things happening to DD hmm Anyway nice day planned tomorrow with DD - a little dance class, fetching her new double buggy and then a play date with lovely people after nap. Should cheer me up smile

somewherebecomingrain Sun 27-Jan-13 21:24:48

Hey Knicky if u can't whinge here where can u whinge? I feel like my crotch is imploding.

somewherebecomingrain Sun 27-Jan-13 21:37:16

sympathy for you to scarecrow - your dp must be super helpful for you to miss him so much wink. You must rest but Play dates are brilliant best tonic.

Badmiss it's from holland and Barrett fruit juice syrup with iron and b vits. Much praised on mumsnet. Get the plain one it tastes lovely not flora vital variety which is yuck. It gives me a day of energy then it poops out but I'm desperate xxx

somewherebecomingrain Sun 27-Jan-13 21:43:24

Ps re mug cake - we are far too fat. Ds not fat but obsessed with choc in a genuinely anomalous way. Unfortunately dp has learned how to make fearnley-Whitt cake that is just sugar butter choc - flour barely gets a look in. I feel we have little margin for mug cakes - poses real danger - meth to crack addicts or summat. Though I'm getting thinner as bump grows cause of stress.


somewherebecomingrain Sun 27-Jan-13 21:47:38

Knicky men have no idea. I can't believe you work full time too. I hope and pray you get those two weeks or more who knows. You've been talking about it for a while but without whinging- your not a whinger.


BadMissM Mon 28-Jan-13 13:21:55

Scarecrow we all get down in the dumps sometimes...!

somewhere Dh similarly good at cooking, very bad for me. was even waving ginger cake under my nose the other night after gestational diabetes verdict.... could have murdered him. I would have got away with it.... already no fags, no gin, no caffeine, now no cake, is enough for anyone.... He walks around all day so eats about a million calories and doesn't put weight on....

somewhere Will be raiding Holland and Barratt later, I think!

cyclecamper Mon 28-Jan-13 13:27:23

scarecrow and knicky, there must be something in the water in south London/North Surrey, I'm in Carshalton!

We went to a hostel in Northumberland this weekend with some friends, on of whom has a 5 year old who went down with something that looks as though it is Slapped Cheek. I assume that as I've been exposed to it so often over the last 20 years, I will be immune, but it's a bit worrying, especially as I haven't yet had the booking appointment so I don't have a midwife to worry at. It was a beautiful weekend though.

scarecrow22 Mon 28-Jan-13 15:05:38

Hurrah Cycle. I sometimes feel v uncool out here in SW burbs! We can be uncool (ok you might be v cool wink) and old and fabulous40 together grin will you use Epsom or Kingston-of-the-recycled-wee-pots?

Feel v buoyed by fab fab fab new double buggy. DD loves it smile And she was so adorable in dance class - so exuberant though always last to get ribbon, sticker etc as she let all the other children push ahead - on balance she is pretty robust so decided to be pleased she was gentle but persistent - waited patiently and didn't give up. She told a whole famy in library yesterday "that mine table" - though she's long abandoned it to move chairs about etc- so they had done nothing wrong - just saying as don't want to over claim for her gentleness!

She is now napping next to me after such a happy few hours together, and my boss will call at 6 so agony wait over, and suddenly all feels better. I've been secretly longing to kidnap her for a nap. Now I don't want to sleep so I can enjoy every second smile

scarecrow22 Mon 28-Jan-13 15:08:22

Would be a bit wired, Cycle, if you were Kingston as our due dates about a day apart! So feel free not to say

sparklysapphire Mon 28-Jan-13 15:40:50

Congratulations riverside, I bet Samuel is gorgeoud despite the tear. I hope it's healing well.

knicky & somewhere, hope you are managing to struggle throught the tiredness. I did 8 night shifts in my last month at work when expecting DD, not something I'm in a hurry to repeat. I'm feeling tired but only 10 weeks, and I think it's mainly lack of sleep rather than pregnancy.

MissM, sorry about the GD, not good to have more stuff banned while you're pregnant, but at least it sounds like you're getting taken more seriously now. Have you seen the physio yet? And sorry they are being so intransigent with the employment tribunal and your pregnancy, sounds like it has been and continues to be a complete nightmare.

I seem to remember that when I was pregnant with DD that I had to keep my sample bottle, as they didn't keep giving them out, nuchal fold wasn't available on the NHS near me then either - my GP told me that the PCT had no money, that was 5 years ago so expect to have to keep the sample bottle again, though they now do nuchal fold.
I have not yet managed to get the GP, even though I'm 10 weeks tomorrow and beginning to worry I'm leaving it too late for tests at the appropriate time. I've not been able to make an advance appointment or one on the day and have phoned about 4 times. I hope to manage it tomorrow. No further discussion with DH about the situation, we haven't even mentioned it, I don't expect him to come to the scan with me, then I won't be disappointed when he says no. Otherwise we're getting on fine, so I don't know how things are going to go.

somewherebecomingrain Mon 28-Jan-13 15:44:46

Hey scarecrow those dance classes reveals a lot about personality I think! My ds is always at the front grabbing!!!! Shame. Better is that he is quick to follow the teacher and one of the first to 'get' the new move. X

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