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30/10/2014 at 08:07
Ah another day another hospital visit!
steroids yesterday and was monitored as felt crap, everything fine. Sent home all hunky dory. Baby stopped moving at 8pm but they said that movements would slow down/stop with steroids (especially the second dose), so didn't call the ward till midnight. Phoned the ward and they asked me to go in immediately as no movement at all fir 4 hrs.
they got the bh straight away and then I was on the ctg for ages, given a portable scan to as they are eager to keep an eye on the position. All ok and she moved (a bit), hb is fine. Positioning is not! They wanted to admit me (again), but since there was no uterine activity and all traces etc are ok then they have said I can gohome but if ANYTHING at all I must go back (via 999!!!!!!! ) they were furious I drove in last night!
anyway got home at 5am following no sleep overnight , slight movements this morning but I'm happy as I know it's the steroids and she should perk up a bit.
lazy day pumpkin carving here and off to a friends for lunch, she suggested locking the children in her playroom and we can drink tea and eat cake which sounds perfect .
the hospital have advised me to go for daily checks at the mw drop in too, they were all lovely, couldn't fault them. Felt a fraud being there as there was a woman at 24 weeks in labour who was immediately blue lighted to our main city centre hospital so I felt like I was wasting their time but they were very good and I'm glad I got monitored (despite the fact I'm knackered now)
this child is turning me grey!
30/10/2014 at 09:17
Oh RF what an exhausting night, don't feel like a fraud at all you're better to go in and get checked out! Hope you enjoy your afternoon and manage to get an earlyish night tonight.
AFM I've had a crappy nights sleep too, woke up with pains in my groin and hips on and off since the early hours which have now moved to my lower back. Not sure if it's a sign of anything but feeling very tired so trying to rest in between them. Will gave a warm bath too soon.
Hope you all have a good day x
30/10/2014 at 12:45
Oh RF what a pickle your baby girl is being. Glad to hear you're receiving great care.Enjoy your tea & cake & please rest up as much as possible x x
MrsL: Lower back pain is a good sign, hope you get some rest today.
AFM: I also had a bad night's sleep, think I was worrying about seeing a different mw today & then Isobelle woke up crying at 5am, I think she's very unsettled at the minute. Mw today was actually really nice & quite happy to go with my EDD rather than the NHS date. Although she did warn me that, for some reason, she is the only midwife on call till 9am so if I have my baby today/tonight then I'd have to go (well I wouldn't be it'd make life much harder to fight for a 2nd mw), although I'm sure he's staying put for awhile yet. Absolutely no signs here! Gonna nap with Isobelle shortly then there's a bubble thing in town at 3.30 which sounds like fun. I've also just bought tickets for a halloween party tomorrow night & then on Sat we're going to a firework display then a 2nd halloween party on Sunday so at least I'm keeping myself busy. Also went to feed the ducks this morning, was supposed to meet up with a friend to do that but the nerve of her having her baby at 38 weeks!!!!
Oh well, as far as I'm concerned I'll have the baby by 43 weeks so that's less than 3 weeks at the very most but hopefully less than that! I always knew he'd be a Nov baby!!
Take care all x x
30/10/2014 at 14:46
TRF - oh no, what a little madam your little lady is being. Glad to hear you're being looked after, try and rest up.
MrsL - could this be a good sign. Make sure you rest up too today.
BK - yay for the mw listening to you. Hope you've had a good nap. Sounds like you've got a lot of things coming up to keep you busy.
AFM - not a lot to report. Made the decision last night, that I just can't go to my friends hen this weekend. She's been really supportive and we've agreed we'll have a great night out once everything has calmed down for us. Baby wise - SPD was horrid last night but I think that's due to me being lopsided with the foot, so fingers crossed as I'm putting more weight on that it'll settle down a bit more.
30/10/2014 at 15:02
TRF-sorry to hear it was another dramatic night. Just randomly, did you feel faint and light headed at all after steroids. No one mentioned any side effects but since the weekend i feel faint a lot. Make sure you rest.
MrsL-glad to hear you are resting.
BK -glad MW was nice.
Sapphire- nice to hear you and your friend are arranging a nice time together.
Afm I'm exhausted. I argued with a colleague earlier that 6+3=8 for ages, and I'm meant to be a dr! Wking at home again this afternoon to help manage the pace. Just 3 weeks and 1 day til maternity leave... Hope my energy can last that long. Just feel bad that I'm not working at my usual standard despite trying. But I know I have to prioritise and i literally cant help the tiredness. I've got the hang of the glucose testing with a needle 2hrs after meals now but still a major faff. Readings are coming back good, yay!
30/10/2014 at 16:16
Mrs L that sounds positive, fingers dx for a due date baby
Bk glad the mw is supportive and baby out vibes to you
Sapphire you will enjoy the night out life after baby cones
Rio no not faint, pounding headache on tue and then bright red face yesterday lol. They said that it can cause palpitations also but not had them. They said only really for a day
It 2 following the injection. Don't worry about work take it a day at a time I'm sure no one minds
Afm I'm exhausted, girly now wide awake and kick kick kicking lol, just met my friend from Ls post natal group (she also has a LO isaacs age and is pregnant again ) we have just spent about 3 hours talking about 'omg what's to come'
Take care all, off to football with L after tea then hoping fir a bath
30/10/2014 at 21:15
JJ- hope you sleep better tonight. To answer your question , I'm a psychologist.
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