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22/05/2014 at 06:42
22/05/2014 at 06:46
...stupid mobile site!! Baby is measuring big by fundal measurements by 2 weeks but I'm not overly concerned as O did throughout too and he was 7lb 9 a week early. Ah well, we may get a growth scan after my next appointment if still measuring big! Baby out vibes to all who want them :-) xx
22/05/2014 at 06:53
Just cross posted with you coco, but have deleted.
Congratulations too to leelee, fabulous news.
Coco, great news that the mw is nice, and a home birth sounds lovely. I love the idea of not having to transfer to hospital hanging over the back of a car seat, and having all your home comforts there once you're done. If I hadn't had complications last time I'd be very tempted too. Like you, I wouldn't worry at all about the fundal measurements, they're so very subjective anyway that 2cm out is nothing.
Afm, I had a rubbish night as I've had ouchy period pains all evening and night that have continued to this morning. They're not anything contractiony or even tightenings, so nothing to get excited about, just sore and annoying. I'm hoping they do one or turn into labour soon! I've no major plans for today, it's rainy and horrid (but cooler- yay!) so mostly a chilling in the house day I think.
22/05/2014 at 06:54
Leelee congratulations lovely! He's scrummy!
Coco I'm glad your appt went so well. What are you current thoughts on a home birth? It's great that you like your mw so much and she seems supportive of your decisions and choices.
Well I've been awake since 5am, no reason just wide awake! Very annoying as by about 3 this afternoon I'll be shattered! Busy day at work today too so need to try and stay awake. Been getting lots of BH these last few days and they feel a bit stronger than when I first felt them.
22/05/2014 at 06:56
Sorry SG I cross posted.
Sorry you've got pains, I hope they turn into something good and productive soon lovely. Are you planning to take it easy today? Make the most of the cooler weather and enjoy a chilled day.
22/05/2014 at 07:04
SG -sorry you've had a bad night lovely, hope they either cramp into proper Attila out contractions or bugger off quickly this morning for you. Hope it stays a bit cooler and you have a nice chilled out day.
Imp - sorry you were up so early, hope you manage to keep going today and that work is kind to you. Hope the BHs aren't too uncomfortable. I'm not sure at the moment tbh, part of me thinks based on last time a home birth would be better, but there's a couple of things I want to clarify first. I think I'll just see how the pregnancy progresses and go from there...The slightest whiff of things being a bit more difficult and I'll just opt for hospital for everyone's safety x
22/05/2014 at 07:47
Good thinking coco, it keeps your options open too.
22/05/2014 at 08:21
Lots of posts already and it isn't even 9am :)
Coco - it is great that you have a supportive MW, makes the world of difference! The fundal measurements seem to be complete guesswork most of the time. I am measuring 3-4 weeks small but all the growth scans say on track for a 7lber!
SG - hope the pains aren't too bad and they turn into productive labour pains soon! Enjoy your relaxed day!
Imp - hope your sleep gets better soon and work isn't too bad. Not long to go now!
AFM - Not much to report other than baby being breech, presentation scan booked for tomorrow and then we go from there I guess. Had a bit of a cry last night as think I am getting myself a little worked up about a C-section, think it is almost worst in some ways having weeks to prepare and think about it! Doesn't help that I am pretty damn scared of hospitals, needles, side effects from drugs and being sick! Also keep being a bit irrational and thinking that it might effect how I initially bond with baby :(
Need to snap myself out of it I think!
22/05/2014 at 08:26
Sorry you're feeling so anxious Vix, hope baby decides to move before it's time to decide. Have you spoken to your MW about your concerns/worries? They're usually pretty good at helping in any way they can x
22/05/2014 at 08:53
Morning all xx. Not been here for a couple of days since I've had long shifts at work, so just catching up.
Great news LeeLee, congratulations xx
Coco, glad your new mw is upportive. I was hoping for home birth but far too high risk, I've been told.
Spikey, sorry to hear you had a rough night. Hope baby shows some sign of appearing soon.
Imp, hope you have a good day at work. How long do you have left?
Vix, I feel the same as you. It's been said over and over since 20 weeks that it would be easier (for the medical staff, obviously) for me to have an elective c section, but I really want to avoid it. Of course that means I have the shadow of an emergency one hanging over me, which scared me for the same reason. Hope baby manages to turn last minute, or the mw can try to turn him for you.
I have a day off today, which is great since I am knackered. Baby update: was supposed to have consultant appt on Monday, went to hospital, saw a doctor but not the consultant, and doc did nothing, just told me I'd need my 28 week growth scan booked but it was late now would have to be 29 weeks. All this is due to transferring hospitals, so I hope all the admin stuff will just take a while to sort out, then everything will be easier. Scan is now 2nd June anyway so not too long, then fingers crossed I get to finally see the consultant straight after the scan. We shall see. One positive is that the midwives at the new hospital seem to be more willing to let me go into labour naturally, so I just hope the consultant will agree. Meanwhile today I am waiting to phone my hairdresser. I have an appointment at 5pm but forgot we have dinner with OH's colleagues at 6, so need to try to move the appt to earlier.
Hope everyone else has a lovely day x
22/05/2014 at 08:54
Coco - glad your appointment went well and that you like your new mw. A homebirth sounds lovely, but it's good to keep your options open.
SG - hope the pains are either easing or will turn into more productive pains soon for you.
Imp - so sorry you didn't sleep well. Hope that work isn't too bad for you.
Vix - hugs to you, sorry your feeling anxious about it. Hope that baby moves soon.
Sorry I didn't get back on yesterday - we had a long day and then I decided to do some housework when we got back instead of resting. I really need to learn to chill out! Managed to get a few more bits for hospital bag and a top from H&M as I seem to be wearing the same thing every day. I've got my work colleagues coming round this evening as another lady is retiring next week so we're having a joint do - just some food and drinks to celebrate. I'll have a lazy morning though!
22/05/2014 at 09:01
Oh Vix, have a hug lovely lady. As coco said, maybe speak to the mw and see if they can offer any advice or reassurance? I hope baby turns around of their own accord to save you haveing a c-section.
BF enjoy the haordressers and meal.
Ixia enjoy your evening, it sounds lovely! Also enjoy your lazy morning chilling out, it sounds as though you need it after yesterday. I find it hard to just do nothing too so I always end up overdoing it.
22/05/2014 at 09:06
Morning! Massive congratulations to LeeLee this morning
Coco, wow your first labour sounds very very quick! I understand your hesitation about home birth, but agree that if things go that quickly again you could ditch all the hassle of going to hospital and having to stay afterwards. And you'd have dedicated midwives! But then, I'm completely against home birth for me, but that could be mostly because I'm a first timer. Prevent if you opt for home birth, can you not change your mind and go in if things are taking longer and you're not comfortable staying home? Or would that be even more stressful do you think?
SG, I didn't see you on yesterday and couldn't help but wonder..... Sorry your pains are coming to nothing. How did your first labour start? Thank goodness for the cooler weather, eh? It does make being full term slightly easier.
Imp, sorry you woke up so early. BH sounds positive, practice practice and all that! I hope they're not too uncomfortable for you.
I'm still uncomfortable, but I don't think that's going to change any time soon. I go back and forth between thinking baby will be late or early. Wishful thinking still has me betting on a few days either side of DD, but then LL went early with no signs other than plug and waters going, and I've just had loads of people from a June baby group I'm on go early as first timers, too. But then I think back to all the waiting around there was for the last load of BAs on third tri here and how poor Counter went 17 days over and I start to despair! The BH I was getting all the time have slowed down (except for the one I've got right now, eek!), and baby is continually kicking or pushing into my ribs. And yet and putting on the pressure down low, so there's just no winning either way. I'm spending the day bouncing on my ball and walking Wispa. And maybe baking some homemade pop tarts if I make it to the store.
22/05/2014 at 09:16
Wispa aren;t BH supposed to stop/slow down before labour starts? Or have i got that wrong?! I hope you're not kept waiting too long to meet HJ!
22/05/2014 at 09:20
Imp - I'm the same. I just cannot do the sit down and put my feet up thing. I'm always convinced I could be doing something more productive then do too much.
22/05/2014 at 09:22
Wow, I obviously left my window open waaaay too long, I missed loads of people out!
Vix, have you talked to your MW about your fears? Could it be that talking through everything could help a bit? Still, though, I hope baby turns last minute.
BF, why did you switch hospitals?
Ixia, enjoy your lazy morning, and I hope the do tonight is lots of fun!
Imp, I hadn't heard that about BH, I thought getting more and more of them was a sign of imminent labour? It's probably one of those things that differs from person to person, actually. Annoying!!
22/05/2014 at 09:24
Probably, I guess you'll find out soon enough!
22/05/2014 at 09:39
Hi Wisps, I was booked for the midwife unit but too high risk. Their sister hospital in the same trust is too far away and, frankly, horrible. So I've transferred to a different trust, nearer home, in a hospital in a little country town not too far away. I think it's closer than the MLU actually, but didn't book there initially since I wanted low intervention midwife care rather than a hospital. It makes a nice change going there though and not having to speak to receptionists through bullet-proof glass!!
FWIW for anyone who knows the area, I live in the middle of nowhere in Warwickshire. MLU is Solihull, it's sister hospital with full maternity facilities is Birmingham Heartlands, and I've transferred to Warwick.
22/05/2014 at 09:47
Barefoot - fingers crossed you get the natural birth you would like! Your new hospital sounds like it could be a happy medium!
Coco - Think I will see how the scan and appointment after goes tomorrow, then hopefully once I have all the information and know my options I can talk to the consultant/midwife about my concerns and anxieties!
Ixia - hope you get your lazy morning and have a nice time with your colleagues.
Imp - Thanks - still got everything crossed that they decide to behave and turn!
Wispa - really hope you don't go over and HJ decides to make an appearance this side of your due date! I think talking to the midwife about everything will help, am putting off talking about any kind of birth plans at the moment until after finding out what all the options are tomorrow.
Thank you all for the kind words and baby turning thoughts!
22/05/2014 at 10:36
Blimey it's busy today, have to do my post in two parts so sorry if I miss anyone in the mean time!!
Firstly massive congratulations to leelee on the birth of her gorgeous boy. Hope you are enjoying lots of squishy newborn cuddles!
Coco - really glad you liked the mw. Hopefully the home birth chat will help you decide. I would love a home birth but H isn't keen. Glad you aren't concerned about the size either, I've learnt from it's best to take those measurements with a pinch of salt eh?
SG - fingers crossed those pains turn into something bigger! Or at least have the decency to go away until labour is starting. How annoying. Hope you get better sleep tonight. Maybe the rain will help?
Imp - oh that's exciting! I'm still not sure what I think are BH actually are. Do you think you're gearing up for baby? Hope today goes ok and you're not overly busy. I hate busy work, although the day does fly.
Vix - I think those kind of feelings are normal. I know I would struggle with the idea of a c section but in reality it's just a different way of doing the same thing. It won't make a blind bit of difference once you're holding your bab. I think the anticipation and the waiting make everything worse anyway. Everything possible crossed that baby has moved by tomorrow xx
BF - enjoy your day off! Not long til the scan at all and it's good news the mw at your new place are a bit more supportive. I guess everyone has the threat of an emergency section hanging over them to some extent but at least if you can talk through the options with people who are more willing to listen that will be helpful. Hope you see the consultant soon too!
Ixia - sounds like you have a nice day planned! No mention of chores either so just keep it that way! I have many a good idea of how to avoid doing housework etc so if you need any pointers just ask away haha
Wispa - hope imp is right and the slowing down is in fact a sign HJ is on the way! Homemade pop tarts sound INCREDIBLE. You must post the recipe cos I have to try them! Hope you get some respite from the aching ribs and pressure soon too. None of that sounds nice.
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