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July 2020 babies

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Courtney2020 · 02/05/2020 10:12

Hi everyone I'm gunna be a first time mum and I'm expecting my little boy on the 22nd of July. Just wanting to know other people who are at the same stages of pregnancy during this stressful time and how prepared are you for baby coming.

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Liverbird77 · 02/05/2020 10:19

Hi! I am due with my second in July 24.
I am just taking it week by week. Everything seems ok at the moment.
I am just hoping that there won't be a shortage of anaesthetists when the time comes!

Birdy1991 · 02/05/2020 10:20

I’m due 30th July! 😊
Do you have 28 week appointments coming up/have you just had them?
Halfway there to being prepared! How about you?

pottypotamus · 02/05/2020 10:31

Hello! I'm due 23rd July! Expecting my 3rd. I'm terrified of going into hospital without support from my DH. Hoping things are a bit more relaxed by then. My hospital says the I would have to go into the labour by myself and DH is only allowed in during established labour, so after about 4 dilated. But last time, it was the first part of labour I needed support with, I was only in established labour for 40mins before having my dd.

Anyway I'm doing ok for now, not getting enough exercise. Hope you ladies are all well x

itsnotcakeitsbaby · 02/05/2020 10:41

I'm due 25th July! Starting to get a bit nervous but it's helping to get prepared - buying stuff for hospital bag etc. Trying to write a birth plan but thinking I'll probably just have to go with whatever happens anyway. My hospital is offering reduced services at the moment so it might be that not everything I want is available. Keeping calm for now!

momtoolliex · 02/05/2020 10:46

I'm due 19th July with a baby boy, my first childSmile I'm pretty much all prepared now, just hoping these next 11 weeks fly by

Snowqueen2014 · 02/05/2020 12:43

Hi I am due 30th July but due to having a miscarriage 3 years ago I didn’t buy anything. I was waiting for my 20 week scan and then we went into lockdown. Hoping it lifts soon so I can start getting bits.

Birdy1991 · 02/05/2020 12:56

@Snowqueen2014 we have the same due date! Amazon has great stuff online, I have bought tons of stuff. It is nice to buy clothes in person though. Hopefully we will get some restrictions lifted soon 🤞
congratulations everyone!

CoolNoMore · 02/05/2020 14:07

27th July for me, with DS2! It's definitely nice to know other people with similar dates. Congratulations, all!

I'm feeling smug today because I got a whole load of free nursing bras off Gumtree... is that gross?! I don't even care, they were freeeee!

Courtney2020 · 02/05/2020 18:20

Congratulations ladies!! @Birdy1991 I have just had my 28 week appointment and was told I need a growth scan done at 31 weeks so a bit nervous about that but I’m sure I’m just stressing because it’s all new to me. Just waiting on his cot then I’m pretty much done think I got a bit over excited when I found out I was pregnant and passed my 12 week mark and just went a bit mad with shopping so luckily got most stuff before lockdown but his cot isn’t coming until middle of June so little sad about that as it’s last thing I need for the nursery.

@Snowqueen2014 I’m so sorry to hear that and hope this pregnancy is going better for you and I know doesn’t feel the same shopping online for clothes as actually going and picking things out in person. But hopefully you can get out soon and do a bit of retail therapy which I think everyone needs a little at the moment.

@CoolNoMore I’m in desperate need for nursing bras that fit my boobs have decided since lockdown they want to explode so they fall out of my first nursing/maternity bras.

What’s everyone doing to keep busy during lockdown as I’ve already started nesting and put all of baby’s things away and have now took to stitching a dumbo theme patchwork quilt for his nursery to match the theme does anyone else have a theme for their little one.

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MrsJaneyp · 02/05/2020 18:28

Hi I'm a ftm and due 18th July.
I think it's coming round super quick

EssElsiee · 02/05/2020 20:46

FTM did 28th July :) just about to sign contracts to move into a new house, hoping I can do this soon before baby is due!!! X

nataleeanderson · 03/05/2020 01:00

Hi, can I join? I'm due on the 19th of July, first time mammy to a little girlSmile

EmilyD21 · 03/05/2020 14:04

I’m due on the 19th also with our little girl. My next appointment is my 32 week!

I’m trying to use all this extra time to get super organised for her arrival. We have a Winnie the Pooh theme in her nursery. I’m going to start washing her clothes and organising them in the next couple of weeks. I also have started decopatching letters for her nursery wall which is keeping me busy!

It’s a strange time though! Just a little sad about having to order things online rather than going ‘real’ shopping! Hay ho!

MrsJaneyp · 03/05/2020 15:04

I'm really struggling with the isolation situation. Completely understand the reasons why. Just a little unsure of stuff as a ftm and really want to 'see' the prams or nursery furniture
We have had a difficult journey to get as far as we have. We have had 5 years of ivf. 2 mmc and this is our last embryo on the transfer so I'm panicking at everything !!!
Tracking movements and patterns is the thing that gives me a lot of anxiety.

Snowqueen2014 · 03/05/2020 16:01

@MrsJaneyp I completely understand we have 5 years of IVF and mmc. This pregnancy has been anything but easy I bled all the way to 16 weeks so completely understand the anxiety. So when it happens you want to be able to go out and look at all the lovely prams and furniture m.
Hopefully lockdown will ease a little soon and you will be able to get out and have a look.

MrsJaneyp · 03/05/2020 16:09

@Snowqueen2014 thanks for your reply. How have you dealt with anxiety?

Snowqueen2014 · 03/05/2020 16:15

@MrsJaneyp private scans and just taking each day as it comes. I have an anterior placenta so my movements still aren’t in a regular pattern which makes me even more nervous.

MrsJaneyp · 03/05/2020 16:27

@Snowqueen2014 I have an anterior placenta too so regular patterns are making me super anxious. I've had days when I have felt nothing gone to the hospital and they have been able to monitor her fine ! I'm sure they think I'm crazy

Josiejo12 · 03/05/2020 16:35

I'm also a ftm and I'm due on 4th July! I'm feeling quite unprepared and finding it really hard to chose and buy things online. I'm currently trying to work out which pram to buy which is so overwhelming when not being able to go and see them in person. What a strange time but we will get through it!

Snowqueen2014 · 03/05/2020 16:40

@MrsJaneyp after everything you been through I am sure it makes us a little crazyHmm and going to the hospital gives you piece of mind and that is more important than anything after all you have been through.

mumof1babe · 03/05/2020 17:03

Another mama here due on 19th July with my second baby boy. Have been off work with SPD for past few weeks, usually work as a MH nurse. Doesn't look like I will be back before baby comes if pain continues the way it is going so although this pregnancy has flown in so far, I can see these last 11 weeks dragging!! Was planning a home birth but these have been stopped in my area due to covid.

Courtney2020 · 03/05/2020 17:17

And advice or tips from the mums that have previous children for us first time mums I'm excited but so nervous about birth and having to care for such a tiny little human x

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PerminantlyExhaustedPigeon · 03/05/2020 18:32

Hope you don't mind me jumping on 😅

Not a FTM (have a DD who is 6) but I'm due DD2 on July 12th Grin got a couple more growth scans (DD1 was 'small') & very fortunate that the NHS trust I am under are still facilitating home births which I have had planned from the start.

Everything is set up & ready to go - being bored on Furlough has its perks I guess. Just a few small things to come from online (that I can actually get hold of - 99% of the things I'm looking at are sold out!)

Hope everyone is keeping wellDaffodil

mumof1babe · 03/05/2020 18:58

@Courtney2020 I would just say don't be hard on yourself or let people tell you how to do things. You will realise very quickly that you know your child better than anyone. For birth, I was really lucky that I had an incredible first birth and felt very empowered and relaxed lol. I am however really aware that this time could be either very mu h the same or completely different. I kept my birth plan open as was happy for my little one to be brought in to the world in the safest way possible. I will be doing the same this time. If you are planning on breastfeeding, be patient with yourself and try to enjoy it as must as you can. I feel there can be so much pressure put on mums to do this, I breastfed for 4 months with my first, I was only 21 when I had him and felt so deflated when I had to give up for personal reasons, however I was lucky to have some very supportive family who reaffirmed all the positives rather than the negatives. Most of all, good luck and you will do fantastic but if there is ever any point you feel you need any support dont be scared to ask- it took me a while to realise we arent machines and sometimes need some help from our nearest and dearest 💙

mumof1babe · 03/05/2020 19:01

@PerminentlyExhaustedPigeon good luck with the home birth, ideally I would have loved this however my trust have stopped them for the time being. My midwife was hopeful they would be reinstated before my due date however its seeming unlikely so I'm just going to go with the flow!

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