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20/03/2014 at 05:46
Back to the insomnia club overnight! I hope you have all slept well. Baby seems to be lying in an awkward position so it was hard to sleep. 38 weeks today
20/03/2014 at 06:14
Hi S4! Is today the day?!? :)
I started the thread yesterday but never got back! Had a good day off, and then a group of friends over for dinner in the evening. I went to sleep quite hopeful of things happening with tightenings in lower abdomen and new types of twinges, but it all came to nowt :)
Lots to do at work today, want to keep an eye on my swelling up, I had frequent bedrest y/day but won't be able to today. And we have our scan this evening :)
20/03/2014 at 06:25
Counter- please keep an eye on that swelling. One of my biggest regrets with my first was putting work first and overdoing things. You'd have thought this baby was coming last night with the way it was pushing down on me. It has shifted into the most uncomfortable position and I feel very lopsided. I think most of today will be spent either lying or sitting down. Thursday is normally a day of work so no set activities planned with the kids.
20/03/2014 at 07:08
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20/03/2014 at 07:11
AR - boo to another one not sleeping. Hope P is ok. My older 2 were like that the night before. They are usually brilliant sleepers but the both of them woke with pains in their legs! Crying with it too. Thankfully they were back to their normal sleeping pattern last night.
20/03/2014 at 07:37
S4 I keep thinking today's the day for you lol when you start a thread I think your trying to put us off the scent haha
Counter, can you raise your legs under your desk?
AR sorry about the sleeping,but as you say almost there!!
Afm i cannot actually believe it but we dtd again last night, I have no idea what has come over h, and it wasn't painful at all, but all through the night I had braxton hicks!! So maybe madam wasn't so keen :-(
20/03/2014 at 08:30
20/03/2014 at 08:33
Have to say when I saw S4 started the thread I thought it'd be 'not much planned today, just having a baby...'
S4 - well done for making it to 38 weeks!
AR - so close to full term! I feel sorry for P, I kept waking up with this stupid cold too!
counter - definitely keep an eye on the swelling. What's the scan for later?
Monnie - well done, I can't remember the last time we dtd, I feel really bad for H!
AFM - still got this stupid cold/sore throat and feeling sorry for myself. Means that I'm sleeping really badly. Currently snuggled on the sofa and not planning on moving for a bit!
H was off yesterday so got a few bits done and had the carpet laid in our bedroom. Still overwhelming how much there is to do, especially when loads of it is furniture building and lifting which I can't even really help with. Mission is to at least get our room sorted by next Wednesday so we can get the crib set up and at least feel vaguely prepared. Where have the last 8 months gone?!
20/03/2014 at 08:55
Hope you don't mind me joining in! I read the 3rd tri threads a fair bit but don't often have the time for personnels so rarely comment! Hopefully today I can keep up!
S4 - Hoping today or soon is the day for you!
Counter - Hopefully things are starting/moving in the right direction! Do keep an eye on the swelling though. Hope your scan goes well.
AR - Hope the bump pain goes and baby gets a wriggle on soon!
Monnie - I applaud you for dtd, must admit I am feeling a little sorry for my H as he has barely seen any action throughout my pregnancy due to sickness/aches/etc!
Flossy - You are so close to the end, I'm sure it will all come together! Hope your cold disappears soon!
AFM - I have been having restless nights for ages now, can't turn over without waking up, then find myself waiting for baby to move before going back to sleep! Must try to relax more, want to make the most of the next 13 weeks of sleep!
Any recommendations for where to get maternity/non under wired bras?! All my bras feel like a vice around my ribs now, but don't think I am really far enough along for actual maternity/feeding bras yet?
20/03/2014 at 08:57
S4- sounds uncomfortable! Hope you can get so e rest today.
Counter- keep an eye on that swelling. What is the scan for?ooh may not be long for you.
AR- I'd give them a call if you're worried. Best to check. Hopefully he is just sleepy! Poor P, hope she's better soon.
Monnie- dtd gives me them too sometimes, or she kicks lots after!
Flossy- hope your feeling better soon. It's flown by hasn't it,
Afm had consultant yesterday, my platelets are still dropping but they are double in size that most people have so he has no concern over bleeding, yay! Had ten lots of blood out and go back in two weeks for another. He thinks I have low platelets anyways not just in pregnancy so checking for causes of that.
Baby wise all good, poking out lots last night, nice! Still bouncing on my ball trying to turn her.
20/03/2014 at 09:00
Sorry Vix missed you there, welcome to third tri! I got my bras from mothercare, very comfy and not very expensive.
20/03/2014 at 09:05
S4, I'm now starting to wonder about your date every day, haha. Sorry to share about the insomnia. Not much longer for uncomfy sleeping, though I'm sure baby will be awkward in other ways ;)
Oh, AR, so close to term. Let us know what they say when you call about the pain and quietness.
Counter is it a growth scan? Definitely keep an eye on the swelling.
Monnie, hah, madam not so keen. I think you've just put me off dtd for the next couple months.
Flossy, stop worrying about the work to be done, it'll get done without you. You just focus on resting up!
AFM, planning a trip to ikea today to pick up a small sofabed and bookshelf. I had to measure the inside of my car, but it looks like everything will fit. I'm definitely glad I went in to be monitored yesterday, and little miss was still a bit quiet, but perked up somewhat so the midwife was happy. I'm having a scan in the next week anyways. Looking forward to seeing her again as I didn't think I would get to.
20/03/2014 at 09:11
Wow, missed you both, vix and Bertie.
Welcome to third tri, vix. I'm not sure how well you'll get to enjoy sleep here, though, apparently it seems to just get worse due to how uncomfortable you get! As for bras, go tri on a couple in a bigger band size, as your rib cage will have expanded. I wouldn't worry about getting specialty ones, though. I'm happily still in underwire and can't see that changing until baby is born as I can't stand no wired bras. Where do you normally buy bras? Try some non wired ones there if you're set on them.
Bertie, keep on bouncing! Interesting about the platelets. If it wasn't caused by pregnancy I assume they will continue looking into it after baby is born?
20/03/2014 at 09:26
Wispa- oh I love a little ikea shop. Glad all is ok with baby. What is the scan for? If you don't mind me asking! Yes I had a test for lupus yesterday and go back 3 months after she is here to check them again then. As my mum and auntie both had it during pregnancy he wonders if it's a hereditary thing that's not been picked up before.
20/03/2014 at 11:12
Just back from triage. Spent half an hour on the monitor, baby eventually decided he'd move after much prodding from the mw. His head is very low and his back isncurled round to one side with his bum under my ribs but legs going inwards which is why I wasnt feeling as much. Explains the pain down one side as his back is pushing sonhars outwards. Mw just said his length and my height arent compatible now and he's running out of space. Interesting the minitor was also picking up regular tightenings although they arentbpainful so just havebto keep an eye. Glad I went in mw was so nice and reassuring. Will catch up with you all in just a sec
20/03/2014 at 11:41
Bertie, it's just to be extra safe and make sure there's no problem with the placenta or cord, and she only referred me because baby didn't respond quite as quickly or strongly to stimuli as most. I think she only referred me because I was so worried when I went in, she said there's almost definitely nothing wrong though.
20/03/2014 at 11:42
Glad everything was fine, AR!
20/03/2014 at 14:36
So does S4's BA put me at the top of the list now?!
I'm happy to be queued jumped AR and Counter...!
20/03/2014 at 15:35
Bertie - Thank you, I will give mothercare a try at the weekend. Hope baby turns!
Wispa - I bought some bras 1 cup size and 1 band size, but those now feel small, so got some bra extenders and they are still very tight! Am most comfortable in sports style bras at the moment so may go for some of those in a bigger size! Hope your Ikea trip was successful!
AR - Glad monitoring went ok, maybe baby might make a bit of an early appearance?!
AFM - Have had some browny discharge today :( Should I be worried/go and get it checked?! I have had some spotting on and off throughout the pregnancy and they have never found a reason for it. Baby is pretty wiggly so not too worried at the moment.
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