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18/02/2014 at 03:59
What time Is it acceptable to start a new day's thread? 3.50am still feels like the day before somehow! The insomnia has hit an all time low and I've been awake since 2am after 4 hours sleep. i know that the sleeplessness of a newborn will be less shocking following this but at least a newborn gives some purpose to being awake - this is just crap!!
Anyhoo, feeling v sore after painting the bathroom yesterday but I'm glad its done. Only pottering around for me now. Today I have my leaving presentation back at work as I was off site on my official last day. It'll be tea and cakes and usually there's been a "baby box" collection with lots of little bits and bobs for baby. Am looking forward to it and will make sure it's the extent of my exertion For the day. Discovered I'm no good at day time napping so might need to start training myself!
WE how are your pains today?
Baby out vibes to LD, NLH and Isis!
8th - Little Dude
19th - Purple Pixie -
20th - fig leaves
21st - neverlosehope - PP Twink
25th - Isis
27th - Mrs V - PP Custard
4th - *sweetpea* - PP missdeedee
14th - Babylonglegs
22nd - GrowingTheFroglet
24th - PinkPanther (twins)
27th - agentblackcat - PP blackcat
28th - Grif
18/02/2014 at 04:24
18/02/2014 at 04:26
18/02/2014 at 04:28
Morning AR! I wondered if you might be about! Do you stay in bed when you wake or get up? Since starting mat leave I've taken to getting up so that I can read (and hopefully doze!) in the living room. What were you in town for? Sounds like you need to be taking it easy lovely and rest up.
We defo need some more BAs!
18/02/2014 at 04:31
See how it goes AR but don't feel bad about getting signed off if your SPD is still playing up and you aren't sleeping. With having a wee one already you need all the rest time you can get before this baby arrives! I'm sure you'll find plenty of ways to fill the time without work.
18/02/2014 at 04:35
18/02/2014 at 04:38
18/02/2014 at 05:04
I know what you mean about work and that guilt and obligation can be such a sticking point. Its exactly what kept me working too! I deliver training so would either be dumping other trainers with my workload or cancelling participants off courses. Its a rubbish situation! You know what's best for you and what you can manage. Only 9 working days? The end is in sight!! Sounds like you did well on the shopping considering! Can you do the rest online or pick up in store to make life easier?
Funnily enough 6 is usually when I manage to doze off too! I've been trying unsuccessfully for the last wee while but might need to resort to my book again! Thank god for smart phones indeed! I've been saving downtown abbey for the night feeds!
18/02/2014 at 05:37
Hello ladies. Some of the best sleep in the world is available at 6am! It's ridiculous!
Enjoy your visit back to work Sweetpea, and being spoiled. Lovely!
AR - I thought of you so often over weekend when I was just not able to take one more step. 9 more days. Hang in there if you possibly can.
I came home from work at 7.30 with big plans to do so much, and was in bed by 8.30!! The days are flying past so quickly, so much I want/need to do. Need more days in a week :)
18/02/2014 at 05:46
Can't believe how busy it is at 5.30 in the morning.
SP Enjoy your presentation
AR Hope the effects of the decorating wears off soon, and if you find it's too much so get signed off don't battle on and make yourself really ill
Counter- Sorry you didn't get done what you wanted
AFM - I've hardly slept at all no real pains think I might jut have been worrying at thinking I might have lost my mucus plug. However I am glad I'm awake at this time so I can watch the curling. Me and OH are in bed screeching at the tv lol x
18/02/2014 at 07:02
(Crashing in!) Oh SP, I hope you soon master the daytime naps lovey! Hope you have a great day today. Also, is my little pester baby not due on the 5th!?
Hi ladies, hope your all well and LD hope your ok and things get going soon xx
18/02/2014 at 07:45
18/02/2014 at 07:46
18/02/2014 at 08:03
Morning ladies, you lot are up early!
Sp - that rubbish you can't sleep. You really need to master the art of napping. It's my saviour. Hope you have a fab day back at work today and get really spoilt.
AR - enjoy your day with your aunt. 9 days isn't long but I feel for you struggling with the pain. Hope it flies by and you can get some rest on mat leave. The exercise ball might help a lot, mine does.
Counter - good work on the early night. Hope you have a productive day.
BLL - that's exciting you've lost your plug. I just can't get into curling which sucks as GB are really good at it!
MDD - hi, hope you are well.
Thanks for all the vibes ladies, I think they are working! My midwife appointment yesterday was great and made me feel loads better. She did the sweep and said I am 1cm dilated and soft so you never know there might be a baby in the next few days. I am also booked in for an induction this Thursday which really helps psychologically. I can see the end!
Annoyingly we blew a tire on the way home from hospital on a bloody pot hole so that needs to be fixed today. I hate driving around on those space saver pram wheels. Also I am fretting a bit about family expectations when the baby is born. My family mainly live near by but H's are in Yorkshire, so 200 miles away. Do you think it's unreasonable to ask my siblings to stay away until H's parents have met the baby? My family are so overbearing and as much as I love them I don't think I can cope with them all en masse straight away. They were talking about coming to the hospital which seems ridiculous to me. I'm worried about upsetting people though. I need to grow a pair!
18/02/2014 at 08:09
SP - That is rubbish! Hopefully you will have a nice send off at work to make up for the lack of sleep. Yes you definitely need to train yourself to nap, will be useful with a newborn.
AR - Hope the hip pain eases and you can get through the 9 days at work.
Counter - If I got home at 7.30 from work, I wouldn't have any plans other than bed! Take it easy.
BLL - I've seen your other post and will be interested about what the hospital says about the mucus plug. From what I've read it doesn't necessary mean labour will start soon. I saw the curling and it was good (although didn't really understand it!!).
MDD - Hello, hope you and baby are well.
ABC - Hope the pain stays away, doesn't sound nice at all.
AFM - Going to have a fairly chilled day. I've got a full body massage this afternoon, which may or may not make baby arrive! Out tonight with friends for dinner so hopefully baby will stay put until afterwards :) Have been getting a few pains but nothing significant at the moment.
Baby out vibes to LD, NLH and Isis.
18/02/2014 at 08:14
LD - oooh, that sounds promising! Great news that baby will be on its way this week. Sounds a bit difficult with regards to family. I suppose it depends when your H's parents are able to see baby, I can't see you being able to keep your siblings away for long! But at the end of the day you need to do what you feel is best, even if it means being a bit selfish. You won't get the newborn days back again.
18/02/2014 at 08:16
18/02/2014 at 08:20
18/02/2014 at 08:22
18/02/2014 at 08:41
Thanks ladies. Thing is if it was just 9 days from now itd be fine but its 9 days spread over the next 3.5 weeks. With my hips getting worse all the time I can already see how much worse theyll be in 3 weeks time. Im just going to take 1 work day at a time I think.
Isis boo to still being here. You really have my sympathy as I know im going to be the exact same if I go past the 38 weeks when p arrived.
Going to catch up with previous page now.
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