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20/04/2015 at 08:49
How is everyone? Did you have a good weekend?
My H felt the baby move last night, it was amazing and made me cry! I've been feeling a bit sorry for him because it's a bit like he's not involved iyswim so this was lovely.
Less amazing was driving an hour to collect a chest of drawers we'd bought on ebay and the person not being in!
Popcorn - I hope things are moving for you!
20/04/2015 at 09:19
Holey - how exciting that your H felt the baby move. I think it can be hard for them to feel involved before that point. How annoying about the chest of drawrers though. That's just rude on their part.
Popcorn- I hope you are okay and things are happening for you or you are just too busy having newborn cuddles.
AFM- I'm on my own today. The past couple of weeks I've had my mum over helping me to look after D. I've got a bit to used to it. She can't be here today as she has some training she needs to do for work. I had an awful nights sleep so I'm coping on not much energy today. I think we will be staying in and having a lazy day.
Me and H both dreamt last night that the twins arrived at home. He dreamt about delivering them and I dreamt about him phoning the ambulance and fetching towels etc. hopefully that dream wasn't a premonition.
Scan for me on Tuesday and then steroids. Not looking forward to the injections. Things are feeling really real and close now.
Hi to all who follow!
20/04/2015 at 09:26
Holey - how lovely for your H, it really helps make it all real for them! Boo to the person not being in, that sucks!
MS - hope all goes well at the scan and that the injections aren't too painful! Hope you have a lovely lazy day.
Afm - 20 week scan on Friday - eek! And 16wk midwife appointment tomorrow!? We're planning on leaving E with my mum on Friday as its my H's birthday, will be the first time we've left him overnight, I'm scared and excited!
Hi to all that follow x
20/04/2015 at 10:12
Holey - Ooh I welled up a little bit there, it's so lovely when the menfolk get to feel the movements too. I know exactly what you mean about them not feeling involved, I do feel sad for H that he will never know what it feels like having a life growing inside of him and knowing the pattern of movements and so on like we do. How rude of the person not to be in!
MS - Goodness you're really close now! How bizarre that you both had similar dreams. Hope you enjoy your lazy day.
Mrs Penguin - You must be counting the minutes til Friday, hope the week passes quickly. What are your plans for your H's birthday? I'm sure E will have a lovely time with grandma!
AFM - so glad I'm not at work today, I've been up since before 4am! The overstretched abdominal muscles made it impossible for me to stay comfortable in bed last night so I ended up getting up and sitting on the sofa. I must be readdressing the balance after having the best night's sleep I've had in ages on Friday night! We've got the health visitor coming round this evening so unfortunately I can't have a complete PJ day, but I plan to spend at least until early afternoon relaxing with the TV remote and catching up on some Sky+!
Hope things are happening for you Popcorn x
20/04/2015 at 10:27
Hello ladies, It's so nice to see the tri boards busy again, feel a bit of a fraud for joining in as it's been so long since I posted over here but I hope I can be forgiven ;)
Holey - It's the most wonderful feeling isn't it, so happy for you. What a pain in the rear that person not being in, how rude! Hope you've complained and got a refund!
MS - I hope it's not a premonition either, you are doing so well! 35 weeks is great, good luck with your scan. You've really not got long left at all have you.
Mrs Penguin - Good luck for your scan on Friday :)
ST - Enjoy your chilled out day while you can. How come the health visitor is coming?
AFM - Well nothing to report other than being paranoid about how everyone I came into contact with this weekend commented on how low I look, I know that baby has been head down since 28 weeks but it does make you feel paranoid. I'll be so happy to reach 36 weeks and know that if he was to come then, it wouldn't be too much of a problem. In other news, iron levels came back low which I expected as last week hit a real low moment, tiredness, cramps, restless legs, trapped wind and a stitch that wouldn't shift resulted in a broken Claire on Thursday night, I just cried with frustration. I've been on the iron tablets since Friday, I've had a fairly chilled weekend so feeling like the old me again now, just hope it continues. x
20/04/2015 at 12:49
MS - I hope neither of those are premonitions! Hopefully the scan goes well for you and the steroid injections aren't too bad.
Mrs P - any plans for your child free night? Are you going to try and find out what you're having on Friday?
ST - I hope you're taking it easy today. If it were me I'd stay in my pjs until half hour before she's due! Hope it goes well.
Claire - welcome back! I think some people just don't know what to say so just make comments! I hope the iron tablets kick in soon for you.
Meant to say it's our 20 week scan on Wednesday! Really looking forward to it! Managed to get an 8am appointment too so we haven't got any waiting around.
I'm hopeful we'll get our money back but actually would rather have the chest of drawers, it was a really good price and matched one we've already got. I messaged them on Saturday evening and said if I didn't hear from them by the end of the weekend we'd be opening a dispute and leaving bad feedback. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt in case something had happened but I'm now just peed off!
20/04/2015 at 13:26
Well I think you're being really understanding about it all Holey and I hope there is a reasonable explanation and you get your drawers.
21/04/2015 at 10:04
Claire - lovely to see you back on here! Sounds like you've been having a tough time lately, glad you're feeling better now.
Holey - Ooh, scan tomorrow! Do you plan to find out what team you're on? That sounds really frustrating about the drawers.
The health visitor was really lovely. I think it's a new thing they've brought in to come out and meet expectant parents before the baby arrives from what I've read online. She said we got our visit a little earlier than usual due to our circumstances, but she was very reassuring about the care we're under and said the team in Newcastle are absolutely fantastic, which is always nice to hear. I was half expecting to have breastfeeding and all that kind of thing pushed on us, but although she left some leaflets she seemed completely accepting and supportive when I said that currently we don't actually know what will or won't be an option with basically every decision that needs to be made - I don't even know *where* I'm having the baby yet! - so while we'll give everything that we can a try, if we can't then we can't and we'll just cross each bridge as and when we get there. She liked out potential name choices too :)
21/04/2015 at 11:14
ST - that's good news about the HV. Glad they were supportive without being pushy. Are you feeling better for your day off?
We are resolutely not finding out. Neither of us want to. Also good news on the eBay front, they are going to deliver to us.
Anyone got any tips on how to stop sleeping on my back? I normally do so am finding myself waking up like that. Am thinking some sort of pillow arrangement?!
I also finally went through my bounty pack and signed up for lots of money off stuff and collected all the packs from boots so got lots of freebies at home now!
21/04/2015 at 11:21
Holey - That's wonderful that your H felt baby move! It's fab when you can share the movement with your H
MS - Hope the scan goes well today, and the injections aren't too bad! Are they planning to deliver babies early, or will they try and let you go as long as possible?
MrsP - Hope your appointment goes well today, and your scan on Friday goes well too!
ST - Glad the appointment with the health visitor went well. It's good when professionals don't push you one way or the other.
CL - Sometimes you just need a good cry. Hope the iron tablets help!
AFM - I'm on my last week at work! YAY!! I finish at lunch time on Friday and have my pre op assessment in the afternoon (all pre ops are done on a Friday at my hospital) My presentation scan went as well as could be last week. Unfortunately, baby is lying breech, so i'm going to have to go for the section after all, but i'm ok with that being the case as at least now it's for a reason. Baby is also measuring on the 50th percentile, so a nice normal sized baby by the sounds of things...And she's definitely a girl too! (I asked them to double check)
and of course a massive Congratulations to Popcorn and family on the arrival of baby boy popcorn!! xx
21/04/2015 at 12:13
Holey - I feel absolutely rotten today, so much for being rejuvenated and refreshed after a 4 day weekend! I'm absolutely exhausted. Really struggling with sleep at the moment, my abdominal muscles down one side are strained and sore so I can only sleep laying on my left, but if I do that for too long it makes my hip and back hurt. I keep waking up almost on my back too, I must roll to relieve the hip ache! If we had a bigger bed I'd surround myself with pillows so that I couldn't roll, but as it is all I've got space for is a wedge under my bump. I loved my freebie-collecting day, it's nice to start gathering stuff isn't it?
RKB - Eek, you're really close to meeting your girl now! Are you on wind-down mode at work now? Typical that baby is breech after everything, but like you say if it's a C-section for a reason then that's totally different to feeling pressurised into it by all and sundry.
21/04/2015 at 12:17
Hi all! Going to try and rush in the personals before management get back from lunch!
RKB - YAY on the last week at work! Can't believe that the time has gone by this quickly!
CL - hope you're feeling better today, agree with RKB in that sometimes you just need a good old cry!
ST - that's positive about the health visitor. Can't believe it's just 68 days to go!
Holey - eek! That's tomorrow! Bet you're so excited. That's so lovely your H got to feel the movements too :-) What a pain in the butt about the chest of drawers, though!
MrsPenguin - how exciting! Am sure E will be ok :-)
MS - how did I miss that you were having twins?! Hope everything goes well
AFM - starting to feel the nausea ... I think! It's not at all bad but I have moments where I feel queasy and need to just take a breath! Last night I got a wave of it around 9pm, I tried to nap it off for 20 minutes but that didn't work, so I ate a cracker with Marmite which seemed to do the trick combined with another nao. Am feeling nervous too as it's taken us so long to get to this point, I'm now counting down the days to the six week scan and then I'll be counting down the days to the 12 week scan! Not sure if they offer us another scan in between that as it's with the private clinic so we'll see. I hope so - I'd have a scan every day if I could! I've been reassured that it's normal to feel this way, particularly in early pregnancy. I just don't 'feel' pregnant yet - the nausea I could easily dismiss as something else! I also have a very slightly elevated heartbeat (I think). It's not loads faster but I am definitely more aware of it. Don't know if this is a 'thing' or whether it's the nerves. Glad I have a session with my psychologist tomorrow! One thing I am definitely experiencing is that whole "I AM SO KNACKERED" feeling.
21/04/2015 at 14:32
Argh, where did the reply I wrote about an hour ago disappear to?!?!
I think I said something along the lines of... Lovely to see you here Enjayee! You'll probably find that the early weeks pass incredibly slowly - they did for me anyway, and it feels like the wait for and between scans is months. Just take each day - or each hour, if you need to - one at a time. I didn't "feel" pregnant until I started feeling the baby's movements, even with the HG and all the other symptoms going on as I could have just explained those away as illness IYSWIM. Time has flown for me since the end of first tri, so much so that I can't actually believe how small that number is on my countdown! Everything you're feeling is completely normal, and we're all here for hand holding if you need it.
21/04/2015 at 14:41
Ahahahhahahahahahahahahahah ST! Wind Down? What's that? :-) I'm still going full pelt trying to get things done before i finish! The girls in the office are taking bets on whether i'll make it to the end of the week now. I'm in 2 minds myself to be honest. Baby is really hurting to me and I keep getting little twinges which give me frights, like last night my back was SO sore i had to put a heat pad on it...for the first in this pregnancy.
Enjayee - It's hard in the early days. The nausea, despite being horrible, is a reassurance that something is happening. Don't worry if it comes and goes for the next week or so as it doesn't tend to take a proper hold until around 6/7 weeks. I'm so happy to see you here! Makes me smile a lot! xx
21/04/2015 at 14:59
RKB I was just hoping that winding down was something I'd get to look forward to - I believe I may have been sadly mistaken and for that I apologise! I hope you manage to get done what you need to, but don't push yourself too much - other things are far more important!
I've just had a real slap of reality - my job has gone up on the internal list! I guess I really do have to go and have a baby don't I?!
21/04/2015 at 15:08
Haha! You might be OK ST, it's just the way my job works, as far as everyone else is concerned, they still need to go to work next Monday, even if i don't. It's quite surreal when you see your mat leave being advertised. I'm meeting my cover on Thursday, but we're not really getting to spend much time together to do a hand over, so i really need to make sure that everything is ready for them.
22/04/2015 at 09:27
ST – Glad the appointment went well and it’s always nice to have that reassurance, I don’t think in our case they can push anything on us as like you say we just have no idea what’s going to be possible and they need to respect that. Glad she like the name choices, I am dying to know what they are ;) I also hope you feel better after yesterday.
Holey – Glad you got the ebay issue sorted and you get your much wanted drawers I loved my bounty packs, and the money off vouchers are great and will definitely come in handy!
RKB – I can’t believe that this is your last week! And we are past the half way point, how exciting but equally as scary!
Enjayee – You haven’t got long now, just think we are already half way through this week, the weekend will soon come and go and you’ll soon be sat there legs quarter to 3 saying hello to your little bean! Hope the nausea has settled a bit.
AFM – I had a *** day yesterday, filled with paranoia that Bubs was going to make an early appearance as I had a really intense pain in my lower back. In the end I called the DAU who advised me to take some paracetamol and just monitor it, it eased off around 8pm thank god and seems to be ok this morning so keeping fingers crossed it doesn’t come back. I feel great today, had a good nights sleep but baby has decided to move now, he’s higher up still head down but I honestly thought he was going to punch his way out of my belly last night, we had a little chat and he seemed to calm down but he’s back to it as I type this. I really have no idea when he sleeps.
22/04/2015 at 09:51
RKB - I think I'm being ambitious in my hopes to be honest, I've been asked to do pretty much a year's worth of one part of my job before I go, and including today I've only got 18 more days at work and I've still got all the usual day-to-day stuff to do as well. And very little motivation. Sigh! You can only do what you can do though, although I hope you feel it's enough and can leave with peace of mind.
Claire - Haha, name choices will be revealed once baby is here! I'm glad your little one didn't manage to punch his way out - I get that too actually, at times I'm sure the little terror is trying to burst out of my left side and I've got to have words and say there's not an exit there! Hope he goes a bit easier on you today, the worry and pain cannot be good.
I do feel better today thanks, still wasn't impressed when the alarm went this morning but that's normal. Yesterday I made plans to see my pregnant friend who lives round the corner when I'm off work next Tuesday - as long as she isn't busy having a baby as that's only 3 days before her due date! So I'm looking forward to that.
22/04/2015 at 12:34
ST - glad to hear you're feeling better. Hopefully your friend doesn't go into labour at yours!
Enjayee - sorry to hear your nauseous. I know everyone will tell you this but honestly time does go really quick.
Claire - am glad to hear you are also feeling better. That baby of yours will be too snug in there to be making an appearance soon.
RKB - I hope your last week isn't too stressful. Have you got a date for your section now? (You don't have to share it!).
Afm - had our 20 week scan this morning. All was good and we even saw the baby yawning! We are also definitely still team yellow. I did get a bit panicky as she took a long time over the heart, my dad and my little brother have both had to have heart surgery so I was worried something was wrong. However she declared it as all ok.
22/04/2015 at 16:54
I'm actually ok with the nausea! It's not too bad at all, although today I thought I was going to puke at work (to be fair, it could have been the crab cakes). My husband is buying me some Swedish knäkkebröt which is basically like Ryvita so I can snack on that when I feel a bit queasy. Also I've waited so long to become pregnant that I don't care about it! (yet)
Have to rush out now as have a work dinner (it's sushi ... hopefully people won't suspect when I don't have my usual raw tuna nigiri!) but will be back on later for personals :-)
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