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AR, happy first day of maternity leave! Hopefully having more chance to take it easy will allow you some relief from the aches and pains. What's P doing while you're on maternity leave, will she be at home with you more or is she sticking with normal childcare (not sure whether she's in nursery normally or with family etc.) I'm keeping J in nursery so in looking forwards to a few completely free days when I start ml!
Abc, yay for finishing off your paperwork and therefore having a good night's sleep, everything feels a bit better when you're not exhausted. Fingers crossed the big at school skips you.
Afm, trying to post between playing peepo with J, there will probably be 7 more posts by the time I'm done! We've a busy day planned of toddler group this morning, soft play with friends this afternoon, then I'm going for dinner at a friends tonight. I'll have to make it a fairly early finish though as I had a bad nights sleep and need more tonight, yawn! Nothing to report babywise, just lots of kicks and wriggles.
Hugs and get well soon vibes to counter. Hope you're feeling better this morning. X
04/03/2014 at 07:17
AR - snap!! I had a rough night and almost exclusively dreamt about labour! Must stop watching OBEM me thinks! How exciting to officially be starting mat leave and I love that your only plans are "playing with toys". That's the way it should be!
ABC - that's good you got the paperwork done. You'll feel better for that. I do wonder of your baby will make an early appearance!
H had a bad night and moved himself to the spare room about 3am as he was keeping me awake. I read for a bit but managed to drop back off. Anyone else get sore on their side because it feels like all the blood is gathering after about 10 mins? So uncomfortable now! My bestie is popping over about 11 for coffee and that's my only plans for the day. I *think* the baby has moved. I won't know for sure till I seen the MW on Thursday but fingers crossed.
04/03/2014 at 07:20
Oh I've just seen counter's post from last night! Are you okay this morning? That all sounds a bit awful and a bit scary!
SG that's a busy day indeed! How you mum's find the energy to survive the day heavily pregnant, poorly slept as well as playing with toddlers just amazes me! You are heroes!!
04/03/2014 at 07:51
AR, yay to mat leave! You've soooo done the right thing x
ABC, hope you avoid that bug!
SG, sounds like a nice busy day! Enjoy x
SP, coffee and a chat sounds good, hope baby is now in position and won't be long coming!
Counter, hope you are ok
All ok here just exhausted, M will be at nursery tomorrow so that's good, more opportunity to rest then. In the meantime I have midwife this morning, then going to friends for a cuppa while the kids play, this afternoon M has gymnastics.
Hi to all on later x
04/03/2014 at 08:08
Sg-mum usually has her when im at work so ive got her all the time now. Luckily she still naps for 2 hours a day, did 3 yesterday, so thats good.Im a bit jealous of people who have theirs in nursery though so good plan of yours. I will look at that bra name for you in a sec
sp yep get sore on my side too. Sorry you had a bad night, youre on the countdown now though. Hope you're right about baby moving.
Weekender anymore brown/rest? Hope gymnastics wears M out for you!
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04/03/2014 at 08:32
WE hope all goes well at the MW. Enjoy your afternoon with your friend.
AR that's horrible! I've had a few small nose bleeds over the last couple of months. Nothing lasting 10 minutes but I'd also read it was normal. What I found strange was that they've come out of no where and literally blood has just come dripping out of my nose! It then generally disappeared as randomly as it arrived. Hope its all dried up.
04/03/2014 at 09:10
Just popping in while I'm on the train, will come back and post later but just wanted to say hope all is ok with Counter and you're back home asleep now.x
Sounds like everyone could have done with a few more hours sleep last night. I blame One Born Every Minute for my restless night!
04/03/2014 at 09:17
AR, no everythinh seems fine, thank goodness.
Flossy, sorry to hear you didn't sleep well either! Third tri joys!
Is it weird that it only occurred to me yesterday that I could start contractinh or waters break before c section date? Everyone's been so focused on what to do if I bleed that other possibilities didn't cross my mind!
Can I just add you lot are mental watching obem
04/03/2014 at 09:34
AR- yay to maternity leave, although it's a little earlier than you planned it's better for you. h has been the one getting the baby dreams here. Enjoy your day.
ABC- glad you got all your paperwork dine so you could relax. Fingers crossed you don't catch the bug! The low down pressure is uncomfy isn't it. It sometimes stops me in my tracks.
Sweet pea- I get that in bed, constantly have to change sides. Fingers crossed baby has turned for you, that would be nice :)
SG- busy day ahead, sounds good fun though! Enjoy your dinner out, always nice being cooked for.
Weekender- hope midwife goes well, didn't get chance to catch up yday, did the blood stop ok?
Hi flossy, one born was quite funny last night I thought!
Afm we'll had my first day of maternity leave. Washed some baby clothes, did all the housework, had health visitor and our first antenatal class so busy day! Today I have a breast feeding class and will probably wash some more clothes too. Coming to terms with the fact we nearly certainly won't be moved before she arrives.
Counter haven't seen your post but hope all is ok xx
04/03/2014 at 10:20
Morning! Room for another? So, this is the third tri then? This unsettles me!
AR - Happy maternity leave! Hope you manage to get plenty of relaxation time in!
ABC - Hope you manage to avoid the school bug!
SG - Busy day ahead for you planned but dinner tonight sounds lovely!
WE - Good luck at your MW appointment
SP - Sorry you had a crappy night. I've just noticed your ticker, one day!! Any signs yet........just kidding please don't kill me ;-p
Flossy - *waves*
Bertie - Happy maternity leave day to you too!
AFM - nothing to report but just thought I'd dip my toes into the thread to say hi! Hope I haven't missed anyone and hi to any followers :)
04/03/2014 at 10:23
AR, so pleased for you you're on mat leave now, and a bit jealous you've new toys to play with even if they are P's!
ABC - I don't like that pressure either, Baxter is much lower than I ever carried Harry and it's no fun is it?! Hope you avoid the bug.
SG - you have a busy day planned, hope the dinner is lovely and that sleep is more forthcoming tonight. There's nothing quite like tiredness to push an otherwise sane person over the edge ;)
SP - I *still* am a back sleeper a lot of the time, albeit a very propped up one. My bump feels stretched and awkward on the side and I prop with pillows but in the night stuff moves and it gets awkward. Be good if baby has started the downward journey, fingers crossed.
Weekender, sorry you're so tired but every day there's no news from you is brilliant, I report to my husband on your progress every now and then! It's been such a hassle for you and a worry but lovely the finishing line is in sight.
And I concur Weekender, OBEM is well off my watch list. This bunch *are* crazy.
Bertie - first official mat leave day sounds divine. So sorry you won't be moved in time, I would take that really badly, I know what a sulker I am lol. But, if you know it's after I guess it's better than it being 'around the time' baby is due and it getting delayed and upsetting, I think that would be worse, if you know what I mean. You will get there in the end, and it'll all be worth it!
AFM, thank you for the good wishes! I was pretty frightened last night. I was ill over weekend, but we were at a friends for dinner and I went hot, BRIGHT red, breathless, and a horrible headache but in my neck. Our friends kept saying I was just tired, which annoyed me, I knew it was more than that. Went home at 8.30, rang NHS, went to local OOH. BP of 147/91 and all my MW appts were 110/70. I was really quite out of it, more swollen than I've been so far and weirdly no temperature whatsoever. Went to A&E then the lights were hurting my eyes, stabbing neck pain, rash on my arm, got wheeled up to the delivery suite. About 2am and after bloods, urine, BP and monitoring they announced they were bringing the medical team to do a lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis. I was petrified! Then they decided I have a virus, to rest and take paracetamol, and catch up with the MW at my appt Thurs.
I feel rough but the drowsiness and neck pain has gone. I plan to pop in to work for about 60-90 mins this afternoon for 2 meetings I had already booked with my team, just to break the day up. They've advised me to stay away, which is fine, but I really do prefer being at work than not and we've worked so hard as a team I'd hate to just see it go to dust now. Off tomorrow and it will be a totally work-free day. I'm in bed now, only slept 4.5 hours as we didn't get in until 4.30am, but I'm bored! So grateful to be home than in hospital though, so uncomfortable there, and noisy!
04/03/2014 at 10:24
Hi VT! Good to see you here :)
04/03/2014 at 11:24
Counter, glad you are feeling a bit better. Rest will you woman!
VTnice to see you here!
Hospital called, I have a date.......
04/03/2014 at 11:26
AR-Glad you're now on mat leave and can rest up a bit
ABC- Hope you manage to avoid the bug
SP- Fingers crossed for you the babies moved
SG- Enjoy the dinner
WE- Good luck at the MW
Bertie- Enjoy your mat leave.
VT- Hello good to see you here
Counter- So sorry you've been ill, take it easy and don't do too much!!
AFM- Feeling a bit better today. I went dizzy in bed last night but ok other than that. I too watched OBEM for the first time last night and had nightmares about my section all night. I think I'll avoid it next week!!! I've been to the MW this morning and they've upped my iron. She says the baby is 4/5 engaged, can't belive this time in 8 days 'noods' will be here.
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