Advanced search

Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

Type 1 diabetic mums & mums to be damn that dawn phenomenon!

(998 Posts)
SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 10:51:10

New thread ladies smile

BonaDea Thu 14-Mar-13 18:27:31

Spotty - this is what my recent trial run has brought to my attention!! Defo needed some urgent grooming in a few crucial areas wink Feel more prepared now!

Hopingforno2 Thu 14-Mar-13 20:40:35

bona lol im thinking im gonna have to purchase veet i cant reach to shave at least that should be easier, my mums convinced that im going to end up in earlier than 3 weeks time im hoping not!

Any hints or tips to deal with a head cold on paracetmol alone feel so rubbish!sad

SpottyTeacakes Thu 14-Mar-13 20:53:00

Hoping can you use vix and hot water? Or olbas oil? Oh I know you can use saline nasal spray that helps a bit

Hopingforno2 Thu 14-Mar-13 21:07:41

Ooh shall need to raid the med cupboard think i have karvol somewhere, like the baby nasal spray? Shall look in to that tommorow!

RueDeWakening Thu 14-Mar-13 21:19:27

Bung some vicks in a bowl of boiling water to melt, lean over it and stick a towel over your head, stay there for as long as you can stand it. Works for me smile Might make your eyes run a bit though!

SpottyTeacakes Thu 14-Mar-13 21:22:30

I'm feeling sorry for myself tonight as I've got a blocked milk duct I can't clear and it really frigging hurts sad

Hopingforno2 Thu 14-Mar-13 21:43:54

bona lol im going to have to or have even less sleep than normal tonight! Bloody typical havent had a cold in ages now it hits me! spotty u poor thing!

BonaDea Fri 15-Mar-13 08:07:13

Ouch spotty, sounds sore. Have NO idea how to fix something like that!

Right, off to day assessment. Hope traffic is kind or my Bp will be up again. Mr Bona off to Cambridge today (we live in sw London) so he better keep his phones switched on!

dieciocho Fri 15-Mar-13 08:58:42

Poor you hoping, I think Karvol's great for colds.

Spotty, what are the symptoms of blocked duct, out of interest?

Great news; have discovered that I can do an injection in my thigh with V in the Babybjorn sling! More freedom!

Hopingforno2 Fri 15-Mar-13 09:19:08

Good luck bona hope your appt goes well.

Im trying eveything lol been feeling a bit sicky in the mornings so wont steam right now but as soon as i stop feeling sick i will gives a little releif lol

SpottyTeacakes Fri 15-Mar-13 09:20:35

Diec I've done an injection in my tummy with Felix in the caboo sling, bit awkward!

Blocked duct is usually a lump (I haven't got one that I can feel) and it just feels incredibly bruised and tender, mine's underneath. It doesn't hurt to feed. It feels a bit better today but I did massage it until I cried mast night blush last thing I want is mastitis though

RueDeWakening Fri 15-Mar-13 13:12:44

Growth scan done - mixed, tummy was over 97th centile already, weight estimated at 1.5kgs - that's about what I was expecting, given that my family have 8lb+ babies even without diabetes to contend with.

Will see what the consultant says on Tuesday I guess.

Hopingforno2 Fri 15-Mar-13 17:43:21

Rue how many weeks are u again? My baby was 7lbs 4oz on monday n ive got 3 weeks to go if that makes u feel any better

RueDeWakening Fri 15-Mar-13 18:20:25

Thanks smile am just coming up 29 weeks now, this was the first growth scan. DS was born at 31 weeks and was 1.6kgs (as a triplet) so weight looks ok to me, just the tummy to worry about!

Mylittlepuds Fri 15-Mar-13 19:00:26

Rue - same with DS last time on first growth scan re. tummy and on this one.

I was induced at 37 weeks with DS as it just kept getting bigger and went into an unprintable area blush

This time we expected the same after first growth scan but second one the tunn was still just off the chart.

BonaDea Fri 15-Mar-13 20:57:57

Rue - weirdly my baby's tummy was about 60th percentile at the 28 week scan, then hopped up to 97 but has never got over. So it could well just 'stick' now.

Was in day assessment for 3 hours today. Bp still a bit 'toppy' but they were happy enough that I'm being induced Monday and so let me go.

Not before a woman was rushed in by her husband, so far in labour they didn't have time to take her one floor up and promptly gave birth in the curtained bay next to mine in about five minutes flat. Honestly, all the staff were completely shell shocked - the baby was crowning by the time they got her on a trolley! shock

SpottyTeacakes Fri 15-Mar-13 20:59:35

shock Goodness Bona! Did it get you excited for the upcoming event? wink

RueDeWakening Fri 15-Mar-13 21:24:03

shock Bona that's mental! Hope she and the baby are both ok! Glad your BP is more or less behaving, will be keeping fingers crossed on Monday for you grin

Hopingforno2 Fri 15-Mar-13 21:41:57

Sounds like you had an exciting day bona lol ooh not long cant wait to hear how u and baby get on!

BonaDea Sun 17-Mar-13 14:59:38

Definitely too much excitement for me! Both the baby and mother were fine, think the dad was completely traumatised!

Am feeling completely nervous about the induction tomorrow now. I just can't believe the day has come round at last. On one hand, I can't wait and on the other I feel I could do with another week or two! I will keep you all posted - wish me luck for a sneeze birth! wink

Take care ladies xxx

Hopingforno2 Sun 17-Mar-13 16:00:29

Good luck bona thanks are u getting admitted tonight? look forward to hearing about babys safe arrival.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 17-Mar-13 16:07:52

Good luck Bona! It'll all be fine smile when I get panicky in labour I literally tell myself to calm down and breathe. It's a bit of a cliché but it really works and help you get back in control. I'm super jealous right now. How exciting grin

BonaDea Sun 17-Mar-13 17:50:30

Thanks ladies! Going in first thing tomorrow. Keep you posted.

Helpmeout1 Sun 17-Mar-13 21:44:47

Ahhh Bona! The end is nigh! So excited for you - we want all the details. Good luck! flowers

dieciocho Mon 18-Mar-13 07:32:40

All the best bona, will be thinking of you today.


Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now