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06/03/2014 at 05:17
Morning ladies! Weekend starts tomorrow, thank goodness!
I've got midwife first thing, and this is the first appointment hubby has had to miss. Then my appraisal, not had one for 10 or 15 years so not really looking forward to it. Am going to broach the possibility of afternoons working at home from bed, if I can't shake this virus or if I'm still getting episodes of raised BP. Then various meetings. Then home to bed! :)
Hope everyone is feeling good and sleep is being had! xx
06/03/2014 at 05:38
06/03/2014 at 05:46
Oh AR, I really do think losing out on sleep to pain is the worst thing. We can mostly cope with anything if we can get a decent night's sleep. Especially when preggo! And I don't suppose naps are the norm with P around? Your day sounds nice, if you're not too exhausted! x
06/03/2014 at 05:52
06/03/2014 at 05:58
Counter hope the MW goes well and you get info about mat physio. I meant to say ours is self referral and the number is In the hand held notes but I'm sure it's different for each area. I'm sure your appraisal will go well given how hard you've been working. Fx for flexible working arrangements!
AR that sounds AWFUL! Have you got any friends/family nearby who can help with P to allow you to rest in the day? Enjoy the visits to see your horse and friend - hope that cheers you up!
I had a crappy sleep too but then blah blah blah - nothing new here! Lol! Baby seems quite comfy although I'll find out today whether there's been any shuffling round or engagement. I have the MW at 2.30 and will have the option of a sweep but thought I'd get examined first to see whether there's been any softening etc. I'll let you know how it goes.
Anyone seen a photo of baby Cameron yet? Bet he's gorg!
06/03/2014 at 05:59
Just seen your update AR - stuff the housework and rest! Night time awakeness is grim. Glad you are feeling better this morning xxx
06/03/2014 at 06:00
Aw bless you! I sympathise. Yesterday is the best day I've had in a while mobility-wise. And it really made me realise how rotten the bad days are and you literally think to yourself 'I can't make it through, I just can't'. And then that's upsetting in itself. Maybe you're going to have to pinch some of that time for power-napping AR, I know you want the time for getting practical stuff done, but sleep deprivation will turn you in to a monster if you're not careful!! ;)
06/03/2014 at 06:03
SP, good luck for 2.30! After Harry went 17 days over I've been heartened by the babies here mostly being quite timely. So the pressure is on you not to go too far over either ha ha. Would be good for you to hear about some progress today. You seem chilled though, good for you :)
06/03/2014 at 06:04
06/03/2014 at 06:05
ABC, what sort of pains do you think? Muscular, stretchy pains, or internal, bladder-y pains? Or something else entirely? Really do give a call if you're unsettled, a week seems an age at this stage, don't be worrying x
06/03/2014 at 06:08
06/03/2014 at 06:15
Counter 17 days is a looooooong time to go over!! Was that by choice or just the way things were at that time? They want to induce after 12 days here so at least I have an endpoint. In my job I do a lot of teaching about cognitive behavioural thinking (we are what we think) and while I recognise the challenges and limitations of it - I try my hardest to live by it. I can only attempt to help myself rather than get entrenched in negativity...having said that I'm only 1 day over due!! Lol!!!
ABC can you ring a MW for a chat? Or see your GP meantime? I get various sharp pains on and off and assume its baby moving or my body preparing....however there's defo no point worrying if a quick phone call or appointment can put your mind at rest.
AR you are such a sausage and a fabulous mum! I can't imagine what the transition from 1 to 2 is like but please do take help when you need it. P won't remember the specifics of spending time with granny rather than mummy occasionally esp if it means time spent with her is easier for you because you are better rested. We are hard on ourselves.
06/03/2014 at 06:23
06/03/2014 at 07:39
Counter - I think talking to your boss about afternoons at home is a good idea. If you push yourself too much you'll end up having to finish work earlier than planed but if you take it a bit easier, hopefully you'll last till due date. Glad you're feeling better after the day off.
AR - quality time with P is important but you need to look after yourself too, there's a reason you finished work early! I'd save leave the jobs around the house and nap/rest with P. Sure your H won't mind too much!
SP - good luck at the midwife today. Hopefully there's some movement but if not at least you have an induction date so the end is in sight!
ABC - I'm with AR, I don't think you'll make your date! How much longer are you working for? Do you have any option to finish a bit earlier/cut down on the hours?
Weekender - if you see this, huge congratulations again! Hope we get to see a sneaky pic!
AFM - still ploughing through my massive to do list at work! Working from home tomorrow as I have a midwife appointment right in the middle of the day. My friends sister had her baby two weeks early yesterday, went in to be induced and ended up with a c-section under general. I've asked for no details until after I've had mine(!), but he's so cute and she's doing really well. Strange to look at the pics of him and think that the little one wriggling around inside me is just a bit smaller!
06/03/2014 at 08:01
06/03/2014 at 08:21
Counter, hope the MW and appraisals both go well. I hope you do manage to sort something out with working from home, it really seems like you need more of a break, please take it easy.
AR, so sorry you're sleeping so badly and in so much pain. I think it would be worth asking your mum to help for an afternoon here and there, I totally understand the guilt (I feel so bad keeping J in nursery while I'm on maternity leave and that I should be having him at home with me, but I need some rest, and when Attila arrives I really want her to have some one on one time too like J had. Plus he enjoys nursery. *justifies self*) but you do sound slime you're really suffering.
Sp, hope things are positive at the midwife and your cervix is nice and soft and ready for sweeping! I've never had one (my last MW appt before J arrived I wasn't remotely engaged so declined being rummaged for no good reason) so good luck if you go for it.
Abc, yay for a full term baby! Sorry you're suffering too lovely, it definitely sounds like baby is gearing up for an early appearance.
*to be continued when I can see p2!*
06/03/2014 at 08:25
Flossy, it's so weird thinking of the baby inside as an actual full size baby. I got j a little doll baby for Christmas to try to encourage him to play and be gentle (not happening) and the baby inside is now bigger than that, which is v freaky.
Afm, I have a midwife appt this morning too, hence posting at this time rather than being on the way to work. I'm looking forward to hearing the hb again, and will mention the pelvic pain to her as I'm still sore following the bump on Tue. I'm joining the bad night's sleep club - lots of toddler wake ups followed by not being able to get back to sleep and then an early start, yawn!
06/03/2014 at 08:36
Morning guys, massive congratulations to we can't wait to see pics.
Can't do personals as on my phone but reading it's reassuring to know we are all suffering a little and in the same boat, knowing how you all feel to some extent ( I have finished work and have to other little ones so easier to sit and relax!)
So I am 37+3 twins still in my tummy, evenings are spent timing Braxton hicks which got upto every 10 minutes and almost a call to labour ward before tailing off last night. Babies have moved and now not sure who is where but lots of limbs and lumps to be felt!
Discovered some amazing soap ( grandpas pine tar soap) that has helped so much with my horrid rash ( puppps or pep as it's now known I think) I am enormous ( measuring at 51 weeks pregnant if it were a single pregnancy) and just emptying the dishwasher has become a chore!
Booked for a c section Monday ( sorry to anyone I que jump!) and due to existing medical problems really really want to make it till then and not have to go in!
Enough rambling about me, baby out vibes to sweet pea hopefully you will beat me to it! Take it easy everyone else!
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