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

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SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 10:51:10

New thread ladies smile

dieciocho Tue 19-Mar-13 08:18:20

Good morning all.
Oh no, V and l've just turned on computer hoping for some baby news...but nothingwink.

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 08:19:17

Oh let us know how you are after the examination! Is your dh coming to see you? Can you get lots of walking in around the hospital? I think the six hour pessaries tend to work a little better on people who aren't favourable/on first baby.

Maybe hoping but they've never effected him before he seems happy enough! Although he wasn't drinking much just a few sucks then back to sleep hmm silly babies so illogical

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:19:07

spotty poor wee soul mayabe just looking for some comfort from mummy.

My god the snow where i am, the nursery was open had to walk usually do anyway but my legs r killing me lol

BonaDea Tue 19-Mar-13 10:48:25

I sometimes feels bit under the weather after a jab so perhaps he is just in the same boat and will be right as rain soon

Hoping- be careful in the snow.

Argh, just had internal and NOTHING has happened. Just waiting for doc to come and discuss the 6 hour pessary. Hoping she can give me some reassurance that it is worth trying at least.

Hope to get up and about following this exam - go for a wander and a coffee. DH is here for the day now so at least I have some company!!

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 10:50:38

Oh how disappointing Bona sad not time to give up hope yet though!

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 11:03:30

Oh no bona lets us know what they say, hope the 6 hour one has more effect for u!

RueDeWakening Tue 19-Mar-13 11:36:27

Good luck Bona, hope the next pessary does its job!

Spotty - there's a hideous growth spurt at 16 weeks that lasts about a fortnight, I remember DD with it and being really put out that she wasn't sleeping 11pm to 7am like she was grin

BonaDea Tue 19-Mar-13 14:34:02

Next pessary in. Pleeeeeaase let something happen this afternoon! If not, they are scheduling me for a section tomorrow am! hmm

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 15:02:09

Aww really hope it works for you bona but il be honest and say if not your far better off with a section the drip is horrible and for most ends up in a section anyway. Let us know good luck thanks

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 16:04:00

Oh Bona! I second what hoping days re drip. Good luck!

Rue he's 16 weeks actual but 11 corrected?

RueDeWakening Tue 19-Mar-13 16:39:58

DS seemed to do growth spurts on his actual AND corrected age, greedy bugger grin so it could be anyway?

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 16:40:58

Hmm interesting so you think he could hitting the four month sleep regression? Dd never had that I was hoping it was a myth wink

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 17:49:18

spotty& rue my ds never slept for more than 3 hours till he was around 5 months lol im hoping girls are easier?? Seems friends with girls have had more settled babies anyway.

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 17:50:42

Oh and as im 36 weeks thus should i start to try n express so bf has more of a chance of working?

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 17:56:58

Hoping I don't think it makes a difference to whether you will be successful at bf or not but it's good for the baby to have colostrum if you can get it

BonaDea Tue 19-Mar-13 18:47:26

Hoping, the main advantage to starting getting colostrum is that if baby has low blood glucose at birth and you are advised to 'top up' you can do it with your own milk not formula. Ditto if little one has to go into scbu and you are not there - they can syringe feed with your pre banked colostrum.

Buy some 5ml plastic syringes from
Boots plus breast milk freezer bags. There are loads of videos on you tube showing how to do it. Colostrum into syringe, full syringe into bag, bag into freezer.

I might be sectioned tonight as they are v quiet! Alternatively tomorrow morning first first thing. Bloody cervix is clamped shut like you wouldn't believe!!

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 18:52:53

Oh Bona sad but exciting that you're on your way to meet baby how exciting!!

dieciocho Tue 19-Mar-13 19:12:41

Oh bona poor you, the lack of exact info. must be infuriating! V and I are still crossing our fingers for everything to go how you'd like smile.

Just back from first post-baby diabetes clinic appt. - my HbA1c is 7.2, so I'm happy as I was sure it'd be about 10
Am being referred for a pump as dr. is worried about my range of bgs - currently 2-16

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 19:32:01

bona you poor thing i hope you find out soon what they plan to do, is that 6 hours ur pessary has been in??

Ok shall try to start getting colostrum then anything that will help smile

diec thats a good hba1c dont they kinda expect bg to be very variable for a bit after birth?? In all honesty i was just abdoned never seen by anyone but my nurse at gps who does check up on diabetics i plan to insist on a hospital check up this time!

BonaDea Tue 19-Mar-13 20:20:34

This is becoming infuriating. First they said tonight, then tomorrow morning and now they are talking about tonight again as they already have 4 electives booked in for tomorrow. Not sure how long they plan to keep me in a panic!!

Meanwhile have had to dispatch mr b home to get the colostrum from the freezer - I was advised to bring it in at the past minute because although they can refrigerate they can't freeze it and we thought it would be tomorrow for sure. He's in a right panic and I hope he doesn't crash the bloody car! He should be back within a 15 mins or so. confused

Meanwhile, bg is dropping because of the adrenalin I think and I'm supposed to be nil by bloody mouth! I'll have to ask what they want me to so about that!!

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 20:26:52

Gosh Bona! If your levels are dropping they will put you on a sliding scale. If you're having a semi emcs then I, personally, wouldn't be too worried about one extra drip especially as epidural can make you shake etc

SpottyTeacakes Tue 19-Mar-13 20:27:29

Sorry didn't finish...

Meaning you might not be up to testing or injecting.

Hopingforno2 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:36:38

bona how rubbish when do they plan to tell u! I think i will be on a sliding scale for elcs too they suck but i guess do take the pressure off you bg wise. Ooh baby could be here soon smile

RueDeWakening Tue 19-Mar-13 21:12:28

Bona - how annoying! I hope you get an answer PDQ and that Mr Bona gets back with the colostrum!

I get sliding scales for ELCS too sad hate the things. I did try and get the anaethetist to put ALL the drips through a branched cannula last time, but he didn't manage it (I was on 3? drips I think) so had them in both hands.

Re colostrum harvesting - I was given a leaflet today about a clinic the hospital run that is specifically for people advised to harvest colostrum, I'll try to go along in a couple of weeks, but I think they actually hand out the syringes etc for us to use which will be handy. Especially as I'm leaking already and it seems daft to waste it!

Antenatal appt earlier was mixed - as expected there was some concern about the stomach measurement being off the chart on Friday, so I'm being scanned again next week (Thursday) and will see the consultant again the following Tuesday. Fingers crossed things stabilise a bit. DSN was lovely though and we've tweaked my pump settings a bit on ratios to see what happens as I've been getting some higher-than-normal readings in the evenings.

Diec - hope you get a pump, they'd have to fight me to get mine back grin it's a steep learning curve though and can be frustrating to start with. I assume you carb count already? If so, you're at a massive advantage from the get go. Best things about my pump: bolus wizard - tell it how much carbs you're eating and it'll work out how much insulin you need based on what you've programmed in about your ratios. IOB - it'll calculate whether you need a correction or not based on how much insulin on board you already have. BG reminders - this is new for me (changed pump at the end of last year) but whenever I give a bolus it lets me set a BG reminder that alarms on my pump when it's due. And fine tuning - my basal rate changes about 6 times a day, and ranges from 0.75 units/hr to 1.8 units/hr - something that's just not possible to achieve with injections.

Sorry for the essay lol

Mylittlepuds Tue 19-Mar-13 22:19:20

Hi all - sorry I've been away. Been so bloody manic. Mainly with hosp appointments!!

Bona - I'm hoping the baby is on its way by now! Fingers crossed! Thinking of you and excited for you!

Re. Scan measurements - I had one scan Mon and one today (they needed to check something with placenta, all fine). I'm 34+4 and yesterday several measurements competely off the chart inc AC today just AC off the chart (by less). Yesterday the baby was apparently 7.3 and today 6.13... So it just shows you it really does depend a lot on the person doing the scan. I was skeptical when my DSN tried to tell me this when AC first started going mental but I believe it more now.

Hoping...not long now!!

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