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26/04/2014 at 08:27
Morning ladies. Thought I'd get in early today. Hope you're all well.
I'm starting to feel a bit more movement (anterior placenta so not much generally) and hubby felt a kick last night which he was dead chuffed about. We think we've managed to get round the issue of nursery insisting on regular days rather than accommodating my shifts too - we'll pay for Mon to Weds, accept baby will sometimes not be going in, and hubby will need to take 3 days every 5 weeks (not all in the same week and never more than a day per week) to do childcare. His work are being a bit funny at the moment but it will get sorted out.
My work has finally confirmed my leave, so I'm finishing on 19th June. I then have 9 weeks annual leave before starting mat leave on my due date. I'm aiming to stay frontline until end of May, but we'll see. It's all coming together . We've also got NCT and hypnobirthing classes booked starting in June, and all I want to book now is aquanatal and yoga since my back is playing up and I think both would help.
Midwife appt is next week, where I'll be transferring care to a different hospital. I think I mentioned before that I'm too high risk for home birth or midwifery unit, so I've accepted that and will do the paperwork to move.
No real weekend plans. We were going to go climbing in the Peak district but the weather is a bit grim so we'll stay here today, and rethink tomorrow.
Hope you're all doing well xxxxx
26/04/2014 at 09:39
Hey BF. Glad to hear you've got some plans In place. How soon after the birth are you planning on going back to work?
I'm 20+6 today still no movements felt which is really frustrating but Paperclip had me up four times in the night needing to wee so they are making sure I don't forget they are in there!
26/04/2014 at 09:49
Hi PS. I'm going back after 9 months, as long as baby isn't late! I'm taking 9 months total anyway, but timing has worked out nicely being able to take a year's worth of leave first, so not having to start mat leave until due date. And if baby is early, the leave can be tacked on the end. The nursery will take babies from 6 weeks, but personally I think 9 months is quite young enough!
Don't worry about movements, my first were at 21 weeks and only then if I concentrated and laid on my tummy. I sympathise with the night wees. 3 times for me last night, 4 the night before. I think it's nature's way of preparing us for the 2 hourly feeds
Got any weekend plans? Hubby as just gone to the barbers then to put new tyres on the van, so I'm having a long lie in!!
26/04/2014 at 09:58
Sounds like you are getting very organised barefoot. We haven't done anything like that yet! We looked at two nurseries on line and plan to visit but not done it yet!
PS, I didn't feel anything until these last two weeks. It is like muscle spasms mostly but now and again I've felt a push, nothing I could describe as a kick yet.
AFM- I have a day of house work, data checking for work (back on mon) gardening if the rain holds off&generally catching up on the usual weekend chores I haven't done whilst I've been on holiday over easter. So far I've put washing in the machine ¬hing else!
26/04/2014 at 10:36
26/04/2014 at 10:58
Hi Raincloud :-) I've got as far as putting a load of washing on as well. So much for progress! Never mind, it is the weekend after all.
Peachy, at least your cravings are vaguely healthy. Mine are ice cream, chocolate and cream cakes. Ooops!
27/04/2014 at 09:56
27/04/2014 at 10:01
Hi Jonesy, yes I have an anterior placenta. It's mattering less and less now though. Babybean was having a party in there from about 6-7am today! I think the placenta must be high on the left, since kicks are always to the bottom or my right hand side :-).
Have a lovely day with your friend. Lazy day again here too I think.
27/04/2014 at 10:50
I'm normally a lurker, but have managed to find 10 mins to chill out and post!
I'm 22 weeks today, we had our 20 week scan on Friday - everything is looking as it should and baby is long, but my husband is 6ft5 so you'd expect that! We also knew anyway from an earlier gender scan that we're expected a little boy, although we have kept this a secret from all family and friends - making them wait it out!!
At the hospital on Friday, I also got my MATB1 form - which somehow makes things seem more real. As I'm a teacher things work slightly differently. I will have the summer holidays, as we break up on 23rd July (i'll be 35 weeks), I am then off for summer hols until my due date of 31st August from which maternity leave will start. This is good, as it means I'm paid as normal over the holidays. As a result, we can afford for me to be off from July to July, therefore by time I go back baby will be about 10 months old, i'll go in for 2/3 weeks in July 2015, then have 6 weeks summer hols on normal pay.
Barefoot - I'm interested that you're already sorting childcare, we have a loose plan but nothing confirmed - are we best to start looking properly? I'm going back to work 4 days a week, my mum is going to babysit 3 afternoons, my cousin is a childminder so she's going to do 3 mornings and then baby will go to my husband's work's nursery for one day a week, that's the theory but like I say we have not confirmed anything.
Peachy - you're cravings sound delish! I'm afraid McDonalds Cheeseburgers are my craving and nuts of any description!!
Raincloud - I'm struggling with motivation to do anything too, but I find Sunday night tv useless so I will probably end up doing a lot of work then!
Has anyone looked into paternity leave yet? My hubbie got the policy the other day and it's interesting. £136 and a bit of change per week, if he's having 2 weeks they must be taken together and the leave can't start until the baby is actually born.
We have no real plans for today, except chilling out. I have work to do but have left my memory stick at work, which has really annoyed me - only realised yesterday but I'm going to do what I can from memory!
27/04/2014 at 11:08
BF - Yesterday we decorated part of the lounge and finally fitted a new porch light (18 months after the old one broke!) Also bought a cute outfit in Sainsburys for baby and some wallpaper for the nursery in B&Q :)
Raincloud - Enjoy a weekend of not doing anything much - sometimes they are the best kind!
Peachy - Lovely to see you posting regularly :) Hope your cravings supply is lasting, mine keep changing - I get obsessed with one thing for a few weeks then it's something totally different.
Jonesy - Enjoy your chilled weekend too :) I do have an anterior placenta, at my 20 week scan the lady said it was high anterior and from the position she was putting the scanner thingy I'm assuming Paperclip is low so I'm hoping they find a way round the placenta soon and make their presence known (although I'll prob regret that when they wake me up kicking me in the night!!)
Alipops - So pleased to see you back! Glad to hear your scan went well. My H has been told by his work he'll get two weeks paternity leave but we didn't ask at what rate to be honest! They've pencilled him in as 2 weeks from due date but now we know I'm having a c-section we'll change it to whenever the date of that is once we know it.
AFM - I'm 21 weeks today! According to my fruit app I'm now a banana which seems an odd shape for a baby to be but I know it's more the overall size it's referring too rather than i've got an odd bent baby! Although saying that he did have his foot stuck in his mouth at the 20 weeks scan so he is quite an odd shape in there anyway haha. I'm at work today but the weather means it's pretty dead here and the rain is meaning we're getting very few enquiries/phone calls about future camping holidays too. Booooored!!
27/04/2014 at 11:36
Morning everyone. Sorry for no personals, had a really bad nights sleep last night, just couldn't get comfy. Hoping its a one off as I've slept really well all week. Was meant to go to the seaside with the in laws today but cancelled. I might try and get back on later to do personals. Hope everyone else is well.
27/04/2014 at 14:56
BF: You sound very organised with your nursery! Also glad you've felt movement. I had an anterior placenta with my 1st & only felt flutters around 20 -22 weeks & then movements after that. Don't think my husband felt movements from the outside until closer to 30 weeks.
PS: Hope you feel some movement soon
Raincloud: Hope you've had a productive weekend & got things done
Peachy: All sounds very healthy. I too have been drinking a lot of (strong) lemon squash
Jonesy: Enjoy your relaxed weekend
Alipops: I think there's quite a few of us teachers on here! I was hoping for a summer baby & to do the same but looks like I'll be taking 9 months from beginning of Oct to beginning of July (if I can). Hope you managed to get done what you needed to from memory, it's frustrating to leave your memory stick behind
Bunny: Sorry to hear you slept really badly, hope you manage a nap today.
AFM: I stayed up late working into the early hours on both Fri & Sat morning (till 2am) so yesterday afternoon, having worked in the morning & gone to the farm in the afternoon to meet Peppa Pig, I had to sleep. So we all fell asleep at 6pm. I woke at 9.30pm needing food & a drink. My daughter woke at 10.30pm & we stayed up for an hour & a half. Went back to bed at midnight. My daughter woke us up at 7.30am, my hubby got up & I went back to sleep till 10.30am! Think I may've caught up on my sleep now!!! For some reason I feel closer to 30 weeks than 14. I have scatia in my bum already & my pelvis is sore - didn't have that until 3rd tri last time. Hope I get some energy back soon!
27/04/2014 at 16:22
Hi again, just a quickie to reply to Alipops. We asked the nursery we like if it was too early to look round, and they said we could go anytime. At the visit, I asked the manager when we'd need to confirm by, and if September was OK (i.e. a few weeks after baby is here). She said confirming by July would be a guaranteed space, after the school hols it was "probably OK". We don't want to miss out, and despite it being astronomically expensive compared to other nurseries, it's only £35 deposit to secure a place so we'll confirm in a week or so I think. Thing is, they have 14 baby spaces, but baby is up to 16 months there, so many of this year's babies will still be taking up places next year which means only a few new spaces.
Paternity: OH gets 2 weeks full pay, so he's going to take one full week and 2 half weeks. He earns 4x my salary so we can't afford him to take any extra on statutory.
In other news, I have bought baby's going home outfit. Been looking for sthg unisex and traditional for ages, and got this in the Mamas and Papas sale (yes I know it says girl, but I think for a tiny newborn it's unisex!!)
Bought a matching navy hat and mittens too, to make it less girly if we have a boy!!
27/04/2014 at 18:00
Hi ladies, please forgive me for skipping personals. I'm just grabbing a quick few minutes on here - have been tied up with a poorly toddler all weekend.
Hope you've all had a good weekend. I'm another who has an anterior placenta. I've also started suffering with a bit of pain, I think it's what they call the coccyx, later in the day. I hope it doesn't get any worse!
I have my 16 week MW appointment on Tuesday morning followed by a consultant appointment to assess my ovarian cyst so I'm on countdown for that.
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