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April 2023 thread 8!

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Missgemini · 03/12/2022 20:06

Hey everyone,

I can’t find a new thread. Hoping I’m not doubling threads here!


And many more ladies (and gents) :)

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Margo34 · 22/03/2023 08:30

@SearchingTheSkies that's next week! Eeek good luck!! And very exciting! My last day at work is on 31st, I'm crawling to the end!

My toddler hasn't yet woken up for the day so I thought I'd take advantage of the peace and start my hospital bag.

What snacks has/is everyone packing for their hospital bag? I can't remember what I took last time apart from a bottle of Lucozade sport 🤔

SearchingTheSkies · 22/03/2023 11:51

@Margo34 so far I've got some granola bars. I also took lucozade last time. Not sure what else to go for. Maybe some savoury crackers or other nibbles.

Erber · 22/03/2023 13:35

I'm 38+1 today, 3rd baby and this is officially the most pregnant I've ever been. We have everything except nappies, but still need to organise everything, wash clothes and actually pack the hospital bag! I only started mat leave on Monday (actually annual leave, mat leave starts officially on the3rd) and keep trying to get organised but it's not happening! Baby feels so big now every time it moves it must be compressing nerves or something because my legs just give up and I have to go and sit down because it's really uncomfortable and I feel really unsteady on my feet. Add that to the awful pgp I've had since 15weeks and the dreadful.heartburn and return of morning sickness and overall I'm feeling pretty useless. So far today I've showered, done a few loads of laundry and emptied the dishwasher and I'm done in!

iloveburmese3 · 22/03/2023 13:40

Margo34 · 21/03/2023 19:17

@iloveburmese3 I attempted to shave my bikin line did not go well! 🙈 I'm defo exhausted and sore too!

Oh my goodness are you ok?! It's impossible to see down there now so I can imagine it could have gone wrong! X

Margo34 · 25/03/2023 15:39

@iloveburmese3 I survived but won't be repeating the experience in a hurry 😂

Margo34 · 25/03/2023 15:48

I think I'm pretty much ready now. Took delivery of our new infant car seat and new bedside crib mattress this week, picked up everything we're borrowing this time around too. Sorted and washed the newborn stuff and bedding etc! Still need to wash the 0-3 clothes. Got nappies ready, hospital bag is packed, snacks purchased.

Just the house left to have a proper clean I think!

I might look back through our past threads for that list of due dates the closer we get to April...


Margo34 · 25/03/2023 15:49

Don't know why that tagged you so many times @Cuppasoupmonster , sorry about that! I typed a message wondering if you'd had your baby already because from memory you were being induced soon? Good luck when the time comes!

Missgemini · 26/03/2023 11:43

Oh ladies. We’re almost there! I can’t believe it!
I’m only 36 weeks, but being induced at 38, so very soon for me too. I’m excited to have my body back. It’s been a real struggle these last few months.
Cant wait to hear about the babies 😊

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Margo34 · 26/03/2023 15:37

Eeek @Missgemini I bet the last 2 weeks fly by for you! Have you started Mat Leave?

Missgemini · 26/03/2023 17:10

@Margo34 i started mat leave a few days ago.
Now getting prepped and feeling ready. Clothes have come out of storage and just counting down really.
Sorry if I missed it, but are you on leave now?

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Margo34 · 26/03/2023 20:04

@Missgemini not yet, Friday is my last working day, counting down! I've been trying to prep around my toddler and oh my goodness the grump that's come with that when I haven't instantly dropped everything 🙈

Missgemini · 29/03/2023 20:32

@Margo34 counting down the days for you! You must be so tired!
I have a toddler too and it is so so hard at the moment with him. Solidarity!

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Margo34 · 31/03/2023 19:20

Last day of work today 🥳 I was so looking forward to a couple of days to myself next week while toddler at nursery before new baby comes. Alas no, toddler now has chicken pox 😭

Barelycopingmum · 01/04/2023 14:57

Bit of a MN lurker here but not posted on this thread before. I'm due 18th April but have c section booked for Thursday. 4th baby and 3rd elective section yet I still find I'm nervous even if the midwives joke that I'm a bit of a pro at it now 🤣
Still doesn't feel quite real that I'll have another baby by the end of next week. Plus managing a late GD diagnosis (which I've never had in any other pregnancy) No question to ask really just a friendly hello and trying to get some of my anxiety out!
Let's hope it's like riding a bike - been 6 years since I've had a newborn and 12 years since I've had a new born girl! (DD12, DS8, DS6 and now a DD!)
Hope everyone is managing well on their last stretch

Missgemini · 01/04/2023 18:13

@Margo34 ahhh Sod’s Law! My toddler has also now stopped nursery. I wish us both luck!
But yayyy no more work for a while at least!

@Barelycopingmum so so close. All the best for Thursday! Gosh your home is going to be busy. But I guess you’re a pro by now!

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iloveburmese3 · 02/04/2023 19:34

Hands up for babies born this coming week! My C section is Wednesday morning - 😅😅😅 excited!!

Missgemini · 03/04/2023 11:32

@iloveburmese3 good luck! I can’t believe we’re all actually here!

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iloveburmese3 · 03/04/2023 11:38

We've all done incredibly well to get to term! I'm 38 weeks but think this is term ! Good luck everyone - I will share a picture when he's here x

Indianna2006 · 03/04/2023 14:14

@iloveburmese3 good luck!! Mine isn’t until next Friday!
I think full term is 37 weeks but it’s early term. But proper term from 39 weeks. Either way from 37 there pretty good to come most of the time.

Margo34 · 03/04/2023 14:40

Good luck @iloveburmese3 !

Margo34 · 03/04/2023 14:42

Margo34 · 03/04/2023 14:39

Just sharing this... 🤭

And this one...

iloveburmese3 · 03/04/2023 14:57

Thank you!! 🤍🤍🤍

SearchingTheSkies · 04/04/2023 08:08

Good luck to all of you waiting to meet your babies.

My daughter arrived safely on Thursday weighing 6lb 8. Planned c section. All went well. Home now and recovering slowly but surely and trying to remember how you breastfeed a wriggly newborn!

Margo34 · 04/04/2023 08:31

SearchingTheSkies · 04/04/2023 08:08

Good luck to all of you waiting to meet your babies.

My daughter arrived safely on Thursday weighing 6lb 8. Planned c section. All went well. Home now and recovering slowly but surely and trying to remember how you breastfeed a wriggly newborn!

Huge congratulations! 😍

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