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03/06/2014 at 07:27
Sorry not been on for a few days again...it's proving impossible to post with a tech savvy 2 year old Sending lots of baby out vibes to Spikey Goodness and Wispa.
Not a lot to report baby wise, lots of activity from them and not much sleep for me! Finished work on Saturday which is fab, now trying to plan lots of nice things to do with O over the summer. On Friday we're visiting the pre school he is starting in September too! This morning I've my whooping cough jab...otherwise just a visit to soft play and the shops planned :-)
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03/06/2014 at 07:32
Baby out vibes to Wispa and SG, come on babies!!!
Coco yay for mat leave, how lovely to spend so much time with O before number 2 comes along. I hope the jab is painless today, enjoy soft play.
Afm my penultimate day at work today. :) happy days!!!
I'm off swimming at lunch time too which I can't wait for, it's so lovely being weightless, and it seems to help my back.
My bh were quite uncomfortable last night, but only when I lay on my left side which is bizarre..
03/06/2014 at 08:18
Coco, huzzah for being off now, it'll be nice to have lots of time with O pre- baby. Hope the jab isn't too ouchy.
Imp, so close on the work front now! Enjoy swimming (don't you hate the feeling when you get out of the pool and the weight comes back on...) Hopefully the ouchy BH are getting the uterus nice and toned.
Nothing to report here, still pregnant. Starting to think I always will be. I think induction in our area is 12 days over, which would be Jacobs birthday, I'm hoping if it comes to that I could bargain it not to be that day, I'd rather they had their own birthdays. Hopefully it won't come to that though, I'm only 3 days over so there's loads of time. Toddler group with J this morning, the soft play with nct girls this afternoon I think, it's peeing it down so it has to be an indoors day.
Baby out vibes for wispa too.
03/06/2014 at 08:39
Oh SG loads of vibes that things get going on their own. I really hope you don't need to convince them to induce you on another day. I guess if you get to that stage you can put it off for a day?
It's hard climbing out of the pool, I feel like I'm carrying a tonne of bricks! Lol!
03/06/2014 at 08:40
Morning, sorry I've been AWOL as well! Vibes to SG and Atilla, I don't think Holly Jolly wants to go anywhere just yet (annoying!)
Coco, soft play and shopping, sounds amazing what types of things are you hoping to do over summer?
Imp, BH is a good sign things are getting into good condition! You're just two weeks to term, can you believe it?
SG, I now how you feel about thinking you're always going to be pregnant. Hopefully things happen quite quickly for you without any long lead up and FX they get they own birthday!!
AFM, I'm feeling silly that I really thought I'd have a baby before 40 weeks. It must have been wishful thinking. But every day that passes is a day closer to baby I guess. Still, though, it's looking more and more likely baby will be born on my 30th, which I really didn't want. I should be going in for a sweep on Friday, and my birthday is Sunday. Pease please please please please give me a baby before then!! Like, today would be great, tomorrow or Thursday just fine, too! I don't particularly want a sweep, but I want to be not pregnant more, so will have it and then baby by Saturday, pretty please.
Sorry, this is why I've not been around. I'm pretty miserable to talk to. Oh well, using the breast pump to hopefully stimulate oxytocin production, rubbing clary sage oil in massage oil on my belly, and popping evening primrose up the wahoo. Oh, the things I will resort to in order to try to evict this baby!
03/06/2014 at 08:48
Wispa I can't believe it, it's crazy! I've been taking the raspberry leaf so I'm wondering if that's why my bh are getting stronger , or if it's just what happens.
I really hope you get your own birthday too. Come on HJ, get a wriggle on now. When does your mum arrive?
03/06/2014 at 09:01
Sorry u haven't been around. I like Wispa it would seem, have been feeling too much of a grumps to post.
Coco - yay for finishing work. Boo for whooping cough jab though.
Imp - very jealous of your swimming, I'd love to go but never invested in a maternity costume and I think at 39+6 if I buy one my H will kill me lol penultimate day at work is exciting too!
SG - i feel rank at -1 day let alone 3 over. I'm sure they won't make you be induced on Js birthday, worst case say you're busy and can't do that day and make them book it for the day after, don't know how flexible they are with that but worth a shot.
Wispa - hi due date buddy. Grim times, so much for our early out plans from 38 weeks haha. I haven't switched on my breast pump yet, bit scared too as my boobs really hurt at the moment. I don't think I'm having a baby tomorrow so I've resigned myself to just being a moody grump. Hopefully this mood lifts!
AFM - was told by midwife last Friday that baby's too big, have to have sweep this Friday (2 days over) and she'll arrange my induction at hospital at the same appointment as they don't want me going more than 1 week over, so in theory if no baby by Friday I should at least know when we medically start to try and make it game over. I feel both prepared and unprepared at the same time. I'm desperate for baby out but then I worry I'm not ready to look after them and what if I've forgotten something? I think that's normal though. The only thing on my list that I don't have is a nursing bra but that's today's chore so then in theory I'm ready.
03/06/2014 at 09:09
Imp, my mom arrives tomorrow night!! She is so excited, and I think she doesn't want the baby to come before she arrives, so there is that, but I'm afraid I'm going to be so ridiculously grumpy that I'll be snippy with her if that's the case... And as for RRLT, I've heard it gives you strong BH, but that's all in the strengthening of the uterus, and I don't think there's any harm in it.
WW, let's commiserate together! I feel bad being this grumpy when SG seems to be taking it all in stride.. As for the breast pump, it's really not that bad. I used it three times yesterday, and at first it was a little uncomfortable, but I think I got used to it pretty quickly. It helps that it's electric and I was watching tv, so pretty well distracted. I've potentially got a sweep this Friday, too! Inf act, I need to call MW to confirm yes or no, so thanks for reminding me we will get these babies t one way or another!
03/06/2014 at 09:18
Oh wispa, I hope the baby arrives soon after your mom gets here. I know it would be lovely for you to have as much time with her and HJ together as possible.
WW I hope your baby gets a wriggle on too.
03/06/2014 at 09:26
Wispa - lol at all your baby out methods. I hope they work for you! Fingers crossed the baby doesn't decide to share your birthday, that would suck a bit.
WW, only a week over isn't too bad - have you had a growth scan or is the midwife going from fundal height and feel? Nice to know when your last possible date is. I know exactly what you mean about not being ready, you're both as ready as you're going to be, and not ready at all, nobody is I don't think. It'll all be fine though, all you really need to do is feed and clothe the baby, change them when they're wet, and give them lots of cuddles. And try not to drop them when you're too exhausted to stand up any more!
I'm glad I'm coming across as chilled, but what I actually wanted to post this morning was "raah, where's my baby, I want a baby now dammit, I'm sick and tired of being pregnant and not being able to walk and everything aching and needing to pee every 2 minutes and it hurting to sit and hurting to stand and looking like a whale and feeling like it's a cross between waiting for Christmas and waiting for a really nasty exam. Oh, and raah, where's my baby?" ;-)
03/06/2014 at 10:25
SG, massive lol, I'm glad to hear it's not just us first timers in a grump.
Oh, and the baby out methods? When hooked up to the breast pump I'm either having real contractions or BH from hell. I'm hoping even though they aren't getting regular they're doing their thing and 'ripening the cervix.' Lots of crampiness, like constipation but not, iykwim.
I'm on a Facebook group of June mums to be and I've been queue jumped by about 10 people so far! And they're practically all starting with waters going, and none have needed induction. I wish that was me, I hate twinge-watch.
03/06/2014 at 11:36
Firstly baby out vibes to SG, Wispa and WW!! Sorry to hear you're all massively fed up but I'm hoping things start happening very soon! Curries all round!
Coco - yay for mat leave!! Hope the jab goes ok. How lovely that you get lots of one on one time with O before the baby arrives. What fun stuff have you planned so far?
Imp - hope you're last 2 days are nice and chilled. Are you doing anything tomorrow to celebrate? Swimming at lunch sounds fab too.
SG - really hope you can delay the sweep so each bab gets their own bday! Although joint birthdays might be easier to plan...
Wispa - hope the pump and other remedies work their magic and you get your baby asap. What a brilliant arrival pressie for you mum! Maybe HJ is holding on in there til grandma arrives?
WW - hope the bra shopping goes well. Maybe having everything checked off the list will kickstart something? If not I hope the sweep goes well. Exciting times!
AFM - had my consultant appointment yesterday to get the results of my heart monitor. Turns out they didn't have them so I have to wait another 3 weeks! Ugh. Consultant also measured baby and he is off scale by quite a lot so I need to be measured again in 3 weeks and possibly scanned. Felt a bit bummed out yesterday with it all but I had a chat with my mum and she made me feel better. I think she's quite keen on me discussing an elective just to rule out any potential problems with my heart (not what I want at all) but I told her I would ask the midwife tomorrow if they had much experience with women who have irregular heartbeat and what she would advise. Parenting classes start tonight so I'm looking forward to that! H not so much. Really hope he finds them interesting or I will be dragging him to the next 3.
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03/06/2014 at 12:53
Jonesy, rubbish that you have to wait 3 more weeks, that's just ridiculous. So many babies have been measured as 'off the scale' and ended up completely average. I really hope you're not too stressed out by it.
Wow, I go from not posting for days to being completely post-happy today!
Still have on-off cramping and tightening, but not strong enough to be anything real. Also, I called MW to check if I was booked in for the sweep on Friday and she never did it and now they're full up! But they've booked me in for Thursday morning instead. So in 2 days I'll have had a sweep (so long as they can get in there!), which if successful might mean I get baby before my bday!!
03/06/2014 at 13:29
Thanks Wispa. I had a bit of a wobble yesterday but H has been really good even though he thinks I'm overreacting. Feeling much better today.
Oooo sweep in 2 days how exciting! Really hope you get your little girl delivered before Sunday! I will be sending all my biggest vibes to you!
03/06/2014 at 17:24
SG - I agree with Wispa, you come across as loving life and baby will arrive when it wants to. It's both nice and not nice to know even if it's your second time round it's equally frustrating. One thing I do want to ask you, as the experienced one, what symptoms did you get first time round? I.e. Everyone says you get the trots. I've had them really bad for the last 48 hours and feel generally run down, which is making everyone around me rather excited but I'm not having a single period like pain, just mega big BH so to me labour is a mile away.
Wispa - my friend had a sweep and baby was here within 48 hours so you could be all set to go for Saturday. Fingers crossed. I didn't put the pump on in the end, chickened out haha. My boobs are so sensitive at the moment they hurt to look at lol and I imagine the pump is like trying to wee with a urine infection. Random question - but does any milk come out for you? I know some people that leak from 20 weeks and I haven't had a single drop which is making me concerned, my sister didn't produce any and had to formula feed and I worry that'll be me too.
Jonesy - are you measuring off the scale big or off the scale small? I presume big otherwise you would have said under scale... My baby's massive. 3 weeks ahead for belly, 1/2 week behind on legs, spot on for head (all based off scan) but midwife tape measurement is 3 weeks ahead... I think the only thing you can concentrate on is what's best for baby, if they tell you c section you'll do c section. For me the plan is for a normal delivery and no one is suggesting otherwise, but I don't have any other conditions. Have you thought about your pain relief? if you plan for a normal delivery, I'd get the epidural in so that if it moved to a c section you're already done for pain relief as opposed to having a general... That's my biggest worry is having a general and not seeing the baby for hours. I've already told H he does not put that baby down until I've come around in which he will pass her to me, she has to stick to him and he laughed and said he doesn't plan on sharing her with me once I come around anyway. Have fun at your classes tonight, hopefully your H will enjoy them a little.
AFM - I spent the rest of my day sorting out baby stuff. We should, in theory, complete on the house end of July so I've packed up everything baby related that's 3 month + as I'm running out of room (currently living with parents in one bedroom so mega squished!). Other than that I've done the school run and little one is currently trying to catch pond creatures with my dad in the garden... I don't know how she isn't squeamish lol
03/06/2014 at 18:51
WW, I never leaked anything. Using the pump the first time nothing happened. But then I started producing small amounts of colostrum. Very little comes out, but i assume that's because baby won't need much to start with and my body knows baby isn't actually out yet.
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