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17/12/2013 at 06:39
17/12/2013 at 06:59
Morning Gemini - Baby out vibes, hope the midwives dont keep you hanging on!
AFM - I sleep okay-ish. Hips don't seem to be aching quite as much as normal anyway! We watched "the backup plan" film last night. Film that my midwife recommended. She was right, it was v.funny. The homebirth bit was the exact opposite of what i want, so therefore hilarious ;-)
My friend in the USA is due her baby today and she emailed saying she had lost her mucous plug yesterday, i'm so excited for her, last time she had a horrednous time - induction on her due date purely for the OBGYN Doc convenience which resulted in epidural / slow progress / c-section / sluggish baby / failed to breastfeed / blah blah. This time she has gone to 'hippie' doctor who a very high natural birth rate, practices delayed cord clamping and all'that, she has a doula who is gonna help her with everything including staying to assist with breastfeeding ....... I'm itching to email her for updates but dont want pester as i know how annoying it is :-)
17/12/2013 at 07:04
Morning HF- I love that film! Hope your friend has a quick labour and that you hear some good news today!
17/12/2013 at 07:35
*ping* - now where's my baby?! Hmm...
Gemini - hope your sweep is nice and early and they say you're already 4cms!
HF- I'll have to look out for that film :) hope you're friend is well :)
Afm- my body has decided that sleep is for wimps! It's crazy! My mum is here so we're off shopping this morning. (I failed my online food shop badly and forgot loads! Doh!). This afternoon I have my midwife appointment, I'm hoping she'll do a sweep but i don't know the policy. It's worth asking!
What on earth is a jackfruit?!
17/12/2013 at 07:37
According the the wonderfully reliable source of Wikipedia...
The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds (36 kg) in weight, 36 inches (90 cm) in length, and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.
I think my ticker is taking the P a bit!
17/12/2013 at 07:51
OMG. Custard - i thought pumpkin was bad enough - bet you wished you hadnt looked up jackfruit now. LOL. The 'average' baby is 7lb7. Focus on that instead. LOL. Enjoy freaking out shop peoples with "today is my due date" announcements!!
17/12/2013 at 08:27
Lots of baby out vibes here ladies.
Gemini - hope the sweep gets things going.
Horsefan - glad you slept ok. That great news abut your friend.
Custard - happy due date. A jackfruit sounds horrible.
Afm - bit of a traumatic day yesterday. I was in loads of pain at work in my bump and lower back and the baby was going mad bouncing all over the place. It didn't particularly worry me but I'd also fainted on Sunday so I mentioned it to my H who told his mum, who rang her midwife friend.... Anyway I ended up worrying and going to hospital to be put on a monitor. Everything is fine and it turned out it was braxton hicks which freaked the baby out. They were concerned that the baby was measuring small but concluded after a lot of measuring that it's not. They also wrote in the notes that it was 4/5th engaged! Google confused the hell out of me. It is too early for that?
17/12/2013 at 08:34
LD- I was 4/5 for ages!!! Don't worry! It just means the head is down and the tiniest bit is in your pelvis! It's likely to move again! Also... Glad all is fine! X
17/12/2013 at 08:43
Gemini - hope you get seen quickly by the MW today and the sweep gets things moving!
HF - must have a look at that film! Sounds like your friend is going to have a much more positive birthing experience
Custard - happy due date!!! Hope the shopping and MW appointment goes well.
LD - that sounds scary but glad to hear that all is well!
Not much to update here. Didn't experience the usual 2am belly rave after getting up for the bathroom so instead of appreciating that I prodded baby awake to make sure things were okay. Why?!?!?!? Poor baby! Ha! Desperately waiting on the end of the week for my fortnight annual leave to start! Tired!!
17/12/2013 at 08:48
Thanks custard, that's good to know. I had my mum telling me to pack a hospital bag!
Thanks Sp, I'm v jealous of your two weeks off. That's funny that you poked the baby awake.
17/12/2013 at 09:17
Morning all, sorry I have not been around
Gemini - good luck for the sweep today! hope it goes well!
HF - Good luck to your friend, and hope your ok too!
Custard - Happy Due date! - What the hell is a Jackfruit???
LD - oh LD sorry you had such a stressful day, im so glad baby is ok
SP - yep the belly rave only worsens lol!
AFM - had a really busy few days! Saturday NCT class was 6 hours long and that was really good! went to a 30th party saturday night and i was absolutely exhausted and my hips were killing me so we came home quite early! yesterday i went to physio (finally) they changed my appointment though so i ended up being 20 minutes late! got a super duper belt to wear so hopefully it wil help!
we then had the babies chest of drawers delivered! they arrived fully assembled and the delivery man was an *** and ended up making me help him carry them in! i was seriously pissed off! and started getting pains after, but they wore off thankfully! x
17/12/2013 at 09:37
Gemini, baby outs to you, hope the sweep sets things off x
Horsefan, glad you had decent sleep. Safe, natural birth vibes to your friend in the US!
Custard, happy due date! Hope the appointment goes well. I'm rubbish at online shopping , I need to browse!
LittleDude, hope you have a quieter day today! Sounds like a trauma! Glad baby is ok though x
Sweetpea, hope this week flies for you so you can start your jollies!
NLH, pleased the physio went well. If you find the Velcro on the belt starts to dig in, I bought a support one from mothercare , like a really tight bump belt which works really well when I need to be more active ( and get the dreaded Velcro rub ).
Afm, I have no plans today so am still in bed, lazy hound. Going to enjoy a quiet one as H has a couple of hospital appointments this week, on the same days as I have appointments , so will be a bit of toing and froing this week x
17/12/2013 at 09:41
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17/12/2013 at 09:55
Mrs Bass, enjoy your breathing space! Yay for H's leave but sending lots of baby out vibes to you x
17/12/2013 at 13:50
Thanks MrsP. We are off to the cinema this afternoon to see the new hobbit movie. Hope I stsy awake and comfy!
17/12/2013 at 15:48
Little Dude- glad your ok after a little scare!
Sweetpea- Hope your week goes quickly so that your holiday is here!
NLH- very busy few days for you!
Mrs Penguin- ya for a lazy day!
Mrs Bass- yay to hubbys first day of leave, christmas is a coming! :-)
17/12/2013 at 15:54
Its been an eventful morning for me..
Midwife came at 10.30 to do a sweep, she checked my blood pressure 4 times as it was unusually high and said that Id got a bit of protein in my urine. As my mum suffered with pre eclampsia she wanted me to get monitored at the hospital. So hubby came home from work and we went to the Maternity unit at the hospital. I was put on a monitor for nearly two hours, checking blood pressure, had three lots of blood vials taken and they did another urine sample. The blood pressure was fine, still protein in my urine but theyve sent the bloods off. I was then discharged with sunday being booked as my day for induction.
The good news is that the sweep was ok, just uncomfortable. She said baby is fully engaged now and ready to go! Im currently 1-1.5 cm dilated and she said that my cervix is soft..so fingers crossed baby comes before sunday!
We went food shopping afterwards and i had a good walk ( waddle) to try and keep moving. Just having a cuppa and something to eat and ill be back to ball bouncing! Ive had a few cramps but no bleeding or anything yet?
17/12/2013 at 17:04
Update: had phonecall from hospital, my bloods are back and they're higher than what they would like( not sure what that means) so have moved my induction from sunday to Saturday, eeks!
Either way baby will be here by this time next week, scary!
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