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Pregnant with #3!! Is there a thread here with others in the same boat?....

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mumoftwoboysS Sun 21-Apr-13 21:12:42

I've been on the ttc #3 thread but now feel I should join a new one! Just tested today and still in shock!

If there is another thread I'd be keen to stick my head in and say hi

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 22-Apr-13 22:17:08

My last birth was around 2hrs,and we left too late! I did make it into the midwife unit....but only just!!

Homebirth this time grin

Fuckwittery Tue 23-Apr-13 00:03:14

Ooh lots more no 3 ladies since I last posted! Yep, sorry, holidays not envious at all about your twin pregnancy! Have you got lots of support sorted out for after the birth? Do you have local family help?

I'm jealous of your quick labours, upthefriggingduff, mumoftwoboys (2 hours is v quick to me!), twinkle and holidays and nicecupoftea! Blimey, everyone is popping them out. I've had two emergency c sections for failure to progress, 3 day labour with dd1, not so long with dd2, 8 hour ish, but got stuck at 9cm for 4 hours, and as I was 18 days overdue and they couldn't give me the drip due to previous section, ended up with another.
I'm really dreading a c section this time round, both ops and recoveries were not good first time round not to mention looking after 3 kids post section. No idea what to do, thinking of hypnotherapy to get over my fear of operations and hospitals!

Twinkle, people keep saying. Ooh bet you want a boy this time, it's annoying! (Two girls) Would just like a healthy baby!

Mumoftwoboys, how did you find having winter babies? Ive had two spring babies so winter dressing a newborn will be a new experience!

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Apr-13 09:29:27

Fuckwittery- I bought a couple of these blankets called Bug in a Rug -well actually my mum bought them and they're great for winter babies

Means you can place baby in it in the car seat or buggy then when you take them out you can unswaddle them so they're not too hot- really cosy and soft.

I did buy one of those snowsuit thingys that look really warm (like an all in one you zip them into) but tbh didn't use it much- they just get too hot once inside.

I used a couple of cardis but otherwise you don't need much as a blanket like the one above is far more useful for a newborn- not so fiddly etc.

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Apr-13 09:33:08

Also pregnant with DS3, due August 29th (though my first two boys were both 3 weeks early, so expecting that again).

Soooo excited, just hope DS2 grows out of his 5am starts by then <yawn>

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Apr-13 12:25:33

what are your situations re: rooms? At the moment mine have separate rooms- I'm dreading having to put my two in together a bit- they're fine once theyre asleep but youngest tends to keep eldest awake so when on holiday often put younger down first then sneak older one in. Thinking about a bunkbed too but oldest won't even be 5 by then so maybe later.

We have the option of converting the loft but that will require a few years of saving till we have another room...

Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 23-Apr-13 13:11:30

We were going to put the ds' in together but ds2 loves his room and goes to bed earlier than ds1, if its a boy we might put it in with ds1 for a bit then see how it goes, if a girl we might put the two youngest together.

olivertheoctopus Tue 23-Apr-13 13:16:18

Meee! I am 28w with my third boy. DS1 is 4.5 and DS2 is 2. DS1 was awful labour (induced, epidural, ventouse, grade 3 mec, NICU, SCBU, retained placenta) whereas DS2 just fell out 10 mins after arriving at hosp. Hoping for a homebirth this time, eeeek! Am quite excited about my tribe of little boys.

Biggest issue for us with 3 kids was getting a car we could fit three seats across the back of but got one last week so that's sorted. Have now scrounged back/borrowed from elsehwere all the baby stuff we need (had previously said no more babies, famous last words!) so all ready to go now. Just hoping it doesn't get too hot before due date in mid July as DS1 was due early Sept and I did not cope well with summer heat (badly swollen ankles)

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Apr-13 13:37:37

We're putting DS1 and DS2 in together.
TBH DS2 (3) wakes up at 5.30am every day anyway and wakes up entire house with his singing and then yelling.
Oliver - what car have you got? We are in same boat, looking at Smaxs and Tourans.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 23-Apr-13 13:42:16

Sheep we have a galaxy which even though similar to an smax seems a lot bigger we looked at trading it in but would def get another galaxy, I'm a cm though so need the 7 seats every day. Ours is quite economical too and does about 43mpg.

Fuckwittery Wed 24-Apr-13 00:04:56

Thanks mumoftwoboys, that bug in a rug thing is so cute!
Hi to Oliver and sheep!
Oh yes, cars and room sharing! My dds already share a room although we have a complicated bed hopping routine where dd1 usually goes to sleep in our room and we transfer her and dd2 likes to sleep in dd1's bed when dd1 is not in the room! We need to get some bunk beds before no 3 comes, oh and do a major extension!! This is the kick up the bum we need though, as we've been planning it for the last 4 years!

Car wise, we are looking at 7 seaters also, although hadnt thought about larger car which can fit 3 car seats - any suggestion? i would love a touran but think it is out of our budget.

Like the sound of your tribe of boys, Oliver. I'm interested to see how I cope with being pregnant over the summer as both my last two were conceived in late summer and born April/May, so I've never been visibky pregnant over the summer! It is more difficult to hide post baby belly in summer clothes though, looking forward to shapeless winter clothes this time round, hoping to be fighting fit and in shape by the following summer (ironic laugh, as I suspect will never see my belly button again)

kyz1981 Wed 24-Apr-13 09:24:10

Hi I am also expecting my DC3 I have a DD4 and a DS 2 so I am going to have my hands full. Found this Pg so much worse than the others but figure its because of my 2 dc who require so much energy.

My EDD is 1st Dec.

mumoftwoboysS Wed 24-Apr-13 14:08:29

I'm hoping we can cram ours in to our current cars though we may find its not possible -car seats are so bulky!

Anyone suffering from morning sickness?? When did it hit? I'm bracing myself....feel a bit queasy but not sure if that's just the curry I had last night -lol!

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 24-Apr-13 14:30:15

My morning sickness has been sodding awful this time around,it lasts all day, I've never had it this badly before. <bluergh>

As for bedrooms,our two currently share and have the attic convertion as a playroom. I suspect DC3 will co sleep for at least 6 months,probably longer <sigh> and then we'll have to have a move around...

We don't have a car,I need to learn to drive,and buy a car before this baby arrives!!

Fuckwittery Wed 24-Apr-13 15:31:41

Touch wood, I have had hardly any sickness this time round (was sick with the girls). Sympathies upthefriggingduff, maybe it's a girl. Apparently there's some extra hormones with carrying girls that makes you more sick.

Oh co-sleeping, we co-slept til well over a year both times, this time I am optimistic that ill get my bed and life back (please) before then! They get so bloody uncomfy and kicky to sleep with after about 6 months! Mine like having milk on tap too much, and I'm too lazy to go for the bigger picture and introduce a night bottle earlier when I don't have to get out of bed to feed. Determined to try and get one bottle feed in this time round to avoid the basically not being able to go out for a year thing.

nicecupofteaplease Wed 24-Apr-13 19:52:47

Have people found they've got bigger much quicker the third time round? I'm 16 weeks and the size I was at about 24 weeks with the other two. I really hope it's a case of fast growth at the beginning and then evening out, otherwise I am going to be mahoosive. Feeling a bit blue about it.

holidaysdistantmemory Wed 24-Apr-13 20:07:17

We are getting a ford galaxy, as will. Need space for 4 carseats with the twins. Everyone says they are spacious and cheapish compared to others. Will test drive soon.

Rooms, we have moved our two dcs into same bedroom now so they get used to it before babies arrive. Wobbly start, ds (4)normally conks out at 7pm but DD (2) sings and read out loud til 8.30pm-ish so is currently keeping him awake and he is tired for school. Poor boy.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 24-Apr-13 20:27:27

Hmm,yes,I was a bit sicker with DD than DS,but this is still worse...
s'not fair

<stamps foot>

olivertheoctopus Thu 25-Apr-13 17:05:52

Sheep: it's a Hyundai Santa Fe (no, I had never heard of them either until about a month ago!). Really pleased with it as not too different from the Freelander we had.

In terms of room-sharing, DS2 went in with DS1 when he was only 8w old and they are now in bunk beds. But DS1 sleeps like a log and DS2 does not. We only have 3 bedrooms and our 'spare' bedroom is also DH's office when he works from home (probably at home 2 - 3 days a week) so until DS3 is sleeping consistently enough to go in with his brothers DS3 will go into the spare room and DH's desk will go into our bedroom. Not ideal but it will have to do.

Fuckwittery: also not looking forward to massive summer bump. DS1 was due 4 Sept so was pg during the summer and suffered from hideously painful swollen ankles. DS2 was due 14 Feb and ankles were fine (no idea whether down to weather or just different pg but suspect weather had a massive part to play). Obviously not been a problem in the UK until this week but feet/ankles have been a bit swollen today and yest so have deployed the Body Shop peppermint foot range in the hope of keeping it under bay. Wishful thinking.

GrasshopperNchipmunk Thu 25-Apr-13 19:33:16

We've just found out we're expecting DC3, due late December, what a rubbish time of year for a birthday! smile

Already have DS and DD, 2yrs and 1yr blush Not to mention work full time and preparing for the onslaught of the horrendous hypermesis I had with the previous two confused

mumoftwoboysS Thu 25-Apr-13 21:22:21

One thing i'm glad of and that's not being heavily pregnant mid-summer- my feet get puffy at the end of the day when I'm not pregnant so I know I'd suffer hideous swollen ankles. But I have worked out I'll be around 24 weeks for a wedding in August so there goes my plan to wear that lovely fitted shift dress hanging in my wardrobe.....(tho secretly excited about bigger bust (or any sort of bust) that I'll be able to show off in a new dress instead ;-)

Grasshopper- poor you suffering HG in the past- is it always the case that you'll get it again if you got it last time? How many weeks are you now?

My nausea has definitely started but pretty mild and worse in the afternoon/evenings so far......

mumoftwoboysS Thu 25-Apr-13 21:38:24

btw- I've forgotten from my first two, but I'm already getting round ligament pain/twinges- surely its too early to be stretching already?? Just sneezed and got a spasm from ligament- omg the pain!...

Madamecastafiore Fri 26-Apr-13 08:39:26

Hi all, am pregnant with DC3. Dd I'd nearly 13 and DS is 8. This one was DH going for vasectomy referral and coming home saying please can we have one more.

Am 10 weeks at the moment, DH convinced is girl, I think is boy, although as long as it healthy I don't mind.

Going to have Harmony test on Monday as had to have CVS with last 2. Mind you had cramps all day yesterday and night before, stopped around 4 this morning but am resting today rather than going into work.

We looking at a Touran or Sharan, will be sad to say goodbye to my lovely estate car though! Dp you guys think you'll have enough room in a normal car? With older kids they don't have stuff just bloody mates with them all if the time. DS seems to have at least one other each night!

We ok for rooms, just got to move Dd up to next floor and redecorate her new room and old room.

It's all very exciting isn't it. Seems to drag on but then I think nearly 3rd of the way through and am bloody terrified!

GrasshopperNchipmunk Fri 26-Apr-13 08:49:34

I'm not sure about hypermesis, the second time wasn't as intense as the in the first pregnancy, so maybe ill get away with just about of morning sickness this time - wishful thinking!!

I am dreading telling work already!! I've only been back 6 months from my last set of mat leave blush

Lexingtonlala Fri 26-Apr-13 16:42:08

So nice to hear there are others in the same boat. I'm 10/11 weeks with DC3 - due Nov and to be honest it even feels weird saying it. Can't get my head around it at all. It just doesn't feel real even though I've already had an early scan (5weeks+6) and saw the little love's heart beating. I suppose I'm waiting for reassurance that all will be ok. I'm 37 and for some irrational reason feel worried. Scan in a week which will be reassuring.

GrasshopperNchipmunk Sun 05-May-13 16:43:02

How is everyone feeling? I've only popped on to say that I feel like CRAP and I forgot how relentless the sickness is confused its making me miserable.

Hope everyone is feeling better than me! grin

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