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Monday, August 8th 2011, 6:07pm

Hi ladies,

Well its all happening!!

Congratulations to Taxi and Mimi, sounds like they have it all under control, so happy she has made it into the world safe and sound.

Welcome back Shel sorry to hear about your dad thats just awful.

I really feel for you ladies that are overdue, it must be so frustrating. hopefully they will make an appearance very soon.

AFM - Had 4d scan today which was really amazing, but boy looks like I am having a big baby, he weighs 3lbs already (28weeks) and his feet measured 5.6 cms that is just madness!!! The lady said she thought he would def be over 8lbs when he arrives, he looks just like his dad, could not see me in him at all, clearly weak genes! I would certainly reccomend it for those not having any scans after 20 weeks, I thought it seemed such a long wait. We didn't bother with the DVD though, we thought that was a bit of a gimmic just got the pictures, I love looking at him.

Anyway thats all for now.

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Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:49pm

Evening ladies
Shell, sorry to hear about Brenda dad I hope the treatment is successful for him. Will you go back to work now they have bought your due date forward? Will they induce you or are you booked for c-section?
Raplygitl, grr I hate toothache. Not sure you should have xray while pregnant unless they put a lead apron over you tummy!!
Liz, nesting will occur!! Perhaps the brownie making is the start!!
Al, my tummy didn't reduce in size but didnt grow and baby measures small. Don't worry too much they will monitor you well if any concerns.
Lozza, wow 41+4days, I'm feeling for you. Fingers crossed it will happen soon
Anna, I have a similar dream about LO's handprint it was quite a strange dream!!
Rocky, I bet you are desperate to get lo out if you are so itchy. Any chance of a sweep for you?
Kj your 4d scan sounds great, I didn't want to know sex so that's why I didn't go for it!!

Afm, still no Internet but using phone. Sweep went ok. She couldn't find the opening of the cervix but said the cervix was soft and head well down. Booked in for another on Thursday. Problem is I haven't had a show yet which you would expect with a sweep!! Was worried about movement last 2 days but wiggly making up for it tonight (I'm loving it!!). Got a busy week. Wedding anniversary Wednesday and dh 30th next Monday. All presents bought. Just need to wrap them.
Really want wiggly out now. Our main room and nursery painted now so practically ready!!!

I'll try and keep in touch as busy on here now!!
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Monday, August 8th 2011, 10:00pm

KJ27 - The scan sounds just great! So good to see your little one again!

Rocky - the itching sounds like a nightmare, but I suppose like you say there isn't much you can do about it. Hopefully your little one will arrive before the need for a sweep, although I wouldn't worry about the actual sweep. My SIL is a complete wimp and she said she'd heard so many horror stories, but when she had it - she didn't feel much at all and it was no trouble at all.

Liz - that is incredible that your placenta moved so much - just goes to show you! The brownies sound yum.

Lozza - hope things get started for you soon! Thinking of you.

Adreamz - pleased to hear that the sweep went well. August is a busy month for us too, with both DH and I's birthdays and our wedding anniversary.

Anna - I would mention your pain to your midwife next time you see her as you still have a little bit to go. I started with it mildly quite early, but now I can hardly walk when I first get out of bed or have been sitting for a period of time. It does seem to ease as I walk around, which I am surprised about, but seems to! Not good though and I completely sympathise. I was just saying to DH I would possible have another 3 weeks of this! There isn't a lot they can do for me as i'm so late on and I think the baby is very low now, but they may be able to give you physio or something.

Rallygirl - Sorry to hear about your hamster. I've had a dental procedure today too and was assured that all was ok in pregnancy.

Hello to everyone else and hope you are all well.

AFM - A bit of my tooth fell out and then part of the filling that was in that tooth fell out too - one of my biggies at the back, have to admit I was eating a strawberry bonbon at the time! Oops! Anyway, was going to leave it until after the baby was born, but thought i'd better consult with the dentist, so went along today and ended up needing a flimming root canal filling! She said it was pretty important to get it done today and that it was all ok with pregnancy, but I still can't help, but have a little bit of worry. I'm such a worrier anyway! It's sorer now than it was before I had it done, but hoping that eases by tomorrow. Telling baby to stay put until the ache eases as don't want tooth ache as well as labour to deal with!

Lots of movement from our little one and my bump is a lot lower. My hips/pelvis are agony at certain times, but I think it is just the weight of everything pressing down. Feeling very ready for our little one and DH is definitely nesting now! Came home today and he'd moved our living room all around into what he thought was a better position for the sofa etc, but I had to politely tell him that I wasn't wanting too many big changes with it until after the baby comes and we see how we're going to mange with all the baby stuff in and around the living room. He was fine about it - just think he's wanting everything to be just so for when little one arrives. He was then off outside scrubbing the fence which did have some algae on it. Bless him - he's so excited.

It was DH's birthday yesterday, so I made us crepes for breakfast with sweet and savory fillings and I baked his favourite chocolate cupcakes and iced them pretty with chocolate topping and blueberries. They were so yummy - just ones from joy of baking.com - fab website for all sorts of baking. I use it a lot and everything i've made has been scrummy. Put some in the freezer for visitors after the baby comes too. We then went for a really nice meal in town to one of our favourite places to eat followed by the cinema. Very quite for one of our birthdays, but I just don't feel like socialising in large groups just now too much - kinda lying low at the moment! Patiently waiting! xxx

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Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 10:32am

Adreamz - I never had a show after my sweep. I bled a tiny bit straight after they did it but that's because they had prodded my cervix so was normal but I never had the show. Not sure if it happened after I was induced as I was too out of it to know what was going on then with all the drugs but nothing happened for a week or so after the sweep xx

Hope everyone else is well. Sorry to hear a few of you are suffering with hip / pelvic pain. I would have hip ache at night through lying on my side. I can assure it goes completely once your LO is born and is so nice to be sleep in other positions. I also haven't had heartburn since Nathan was born.

Lozza - sounds like your LO is content in your belly LOL! I really hope you don't get induced and he comes soon xx

Looking forward to hearing news of more deliveries. I keep logging on to look for news as it really is any day for most of you.

I'm good and enjoying motherhood though it is very tiring. He is 2 weeks old today and it has flown! I'm starting to feel a lot more comfortable now as was sore to walk for a week or so after giving birth.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi.

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Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:19am

Hi ladies... having mw app 2day...good as have pains in legs like hell!!! Im scared of DVT i guess im getting crazy after so many problems...in general rather crap mood as having some other problens as well...
nevermind just wanted to say hi.
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Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 5:07pm

Hey all

Rocky, Lorraine adreamz, amazing grace. Come on little ones!! Time to come out!!

Hi to everyone else, can't scroll back to see what's going on as on phone.
Had very boring day today done almost nothing. Ate some brownies from yesterday. Tried to get beetroot stains out of the kitchen. Oops.
Now going to have a bath to make feet less minging pre pedicure tomorrow!!! Poor little things are somewhat neglected. Slight contortion may be required though. Baby still high so hard to bend.
To those of you ahead of me when did your bumps drop? I was hoping it may do around 36 weeks but fatboy is still spinning about!

Midwife, pedicure and yoga tomorrow so can't be as lazy!!
Reflexology thurs and a breastfeeding class on Friday. Think I will need to make a plan to do something every day to avoid sitting on my enlarging backside!!

Had to stop the raspberry leaf tea, it gave me really bad braxton hicks, will start it again after 37 weeks I think.

Well hope most of you are relaxing and those of you that should be pushing are indeed pushing rather than still waiting!!

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Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 5:17pm

Amazing grace. Just realised you have a few weeks to go so you can stop pushing!!
Tried to edit post but phone got in a huff.

Hope everyone else who has appts today are well.
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Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 5:37pm

I am devastated... I came from MW app she said sth is really not good they just cant figure out what!!! With me not baby Amelia...I have extra app at hospital next week, She said she cant see me like that going to 39 weeks....oh dear oh dear oh dear....
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Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 10:12pm

Good evening!

just thought i would drop by quickly to see what's going on - actually I need a distraction from al the terrible news at the moment. What a sad state of affairs the country is in :(

Elizmac - glad the brownies were good, despite the stains!! And you sound so busy with lots of lovely things. Hope you are taking time to just relax though xx

Amazing Grace - hope your toothache has subsided - as if you haven't got enough to deal with! poor you x I checked out the joy of baking website and it looks great - will try out a few recipes methinks. Top tip xx

Adreamz - ooooh you are so close to the end now! Sounds like you are on top of things. hope you are feeling OK and taking it easy xxx

KJ - glad you had a good scan - though I'm not sure I would want to know if I was having a big baby!LOL!!

Rocky - I can imagine it does get so frustrating towards the end. We were told that injesting seman does the trick! Serioously!! My DH is thrilled with that but I told him I would rather go overdue :snigger:

Anna - I really hope you are OK today - pain free, nosebleed free and had a good ante-natal app. xxx

Lozza - anything? I am thinking you have gone into labour this evening - sending you pushing vibes xxxx

Rallygirl - you know, if DH is allergic to dogs, you COULD ge a bichon frise as they are brilliant for allergy sufferers - apparently! Enjoy cuddles with the new hammy xx

Shell - lovely to hear from you again, and great to hear that all is will with the twins. Summer holidays rock, don't they?? LOL!!

To everyone else - hope you are OK.

AFM - nothing much to report. have been chilling out and catching up with friends mainly. As I said, been glued to teh TV and am just dismayed at the events accross the country. i hope no-one here has been affected by anything.

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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 10:35am

Daisy - it really is a great website - best pavlova i've ever made is from there and the cupcakes were to die for. Also there is a lovely lemon cake recipe that is so easy, but scrumptious!

Al Olenjka - hope everything is ok with you? Did she say what she thought the problem was? Hope you are feeling a bit better.

Liz - you're a busy lady! Hope the midwife went well and everything else! A pedicure sounds lovely - I somehow managed to paint my nails at the weekend - not sure how though!!

Hoping - pleased to hear that all is going well - won't be long until so many of us are joining you in mummyhood - very exciting!

AFM - Just back from the midwife and all was perfect. Baby is fully engaged, actually was so low down she could hardly feel where the head was and in a good position still. Great heart beat from our little one and my blood pressure perfect, but she did say I had a spot of protein in my urine. She thought it was probably just down to extra discharge that comes with the end of pregnancy. She said it could be a matter of days or a couple of weeks - you just can't tell, but she doesn't think i'll go over my due date. Fingers crossed! Tooth ache all fine now thank goodness - think it was all just tender from being poked about! Drinking lots of raspberry tea and i'm happy for this little one to come whenever it likes now - 38 weeks today. Away to make flapjacks as got a friend coming over - i've got a real thing for baking just now!! DH is loving it and i'm stocking up the freezer too. Apart from that a lovely lazy day in the sun ahead. Acupuncture and meeting a friend in town tomorrow. xxx

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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 10:44am

Morning Ladies

Isn't the weather glum today??? So depressing. Well, it is up here in Leuchars anyway.

Daisy, i'm pretty disgusted by what's going on in this country just now. At the moment we're pretty removed from it all up in Scotland but that doesn't mean we dont care about it. Makr the most of this chill-out time you've got (that's what everyone with children keeps telling me!!) If only a friend had one of those dogs, we could look after it for a day and see how Phil gets on.

Al. ex i'm not sure what sth is that you talked about. I'm sorry you're so down just now. So your m/w doesn't think you'll go to term then? Hopefully you can hang on to your little girl as long as possible. Are you managing to relax and get your feet up at all? You've had a bit of a rough time lately, sending a big :hugs:

Elizmac, enjoy your m/w app, yoga and pedicure today. It's def a day to stay indoors.

Lovely to hear from you Hoping, glad to hear things are going well and you're starting to feel more comfortable. Glad your little man is doing well.

AG, how's your tooth today? Got a filling in mine and pain totally gone. :) Might need looking at again once baby is born but think she caught it in time before root canal was required. I'll def check out that website as i've got right into baking since becoming pregnant.

Adreamz, xfingers things have started happening for you and you dont need that 2nd sweep.

KJ, congrats on having a big bouncing boy. It's great getting a proper look at these 3/4D scans.

Rocky, hope you can hold off clawing yourself to shreds and things start happening soon. [zx127]

Anna, we've called the hamster Fred (short for Frederica) DH's choice. She's lovely but very timid so it's going to take lots of patience to get her bit more tamed. I've got my scan on 23rd Aug i'll be just over 35wks. My placenta was low at the 20wk scan but it was so long ago, really hope it's moved.

Lozza, i know i say it every time i post but xfingers it's all happening now!!!

Sorry, cant see any further back. Hope everyone else is well and not too uncomfortable in these last few weeks.

AFM - had m/w check up this morning. All is well, baby measuring spot on, BP good, nothing else to report really. going to have a quiet day as weather is atrocious!!! Met for coffee at the community centre on camp yesterday and there's loads of us who are PG which is great. Not many of us expecting our 1st so was getting lots of advice on birth etc. Everyone laughed at the mention of birth plan but i figure there's no harm writing a few notes down, i know it's bound to all go out the window anyway.

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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 11:23am

hi ladies I wasnt very specific as they DONT know why Im SO poor. MW says- feeling crap- yes its normal but NOT that crap!! she also says she has suspition I have to much waters and I defo have SPD.The problem is when I go to see doctors they just say- you are pregnant, you shouldnt worry if u r crap! I havent left my bed for ages!!!!! Im devastated, as even small walk to the kitchen need loads of heroism from me....sorry guys for moan, i feel so jealous when i read you go places see ppl etc....
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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 2:45pm

Hi all. What a rubbish day. Chucking it down here.

Was just thinking rally we looked after the school hamster when I was 11 or so and it was called fred. We sucked it up the vacuum cleaner by mistake. It was fine by the way!! We were banned from pets after that!

You all sound busy too. Glad it's not just me with the cakes!!

Just got back from lovely pedicure with hot wax!! And pretty toes!! Yay. Hope they last a few weeks!!
Midwife appt was fine. She didn't think he felt too big. Head down in anterior position but not engaged at all. Hope this is just temporary and he will go down. I know they can sometimes stay floating about if too much fluid and I know I have a bit too much. Am currently on yoga ball and doing my yoga exercised to get his head down. Will be nice to be able to eat. Amazingly my pelvic pain is loads better after a few days on the ball. You should get one Alex.

I list some of my mucus plug this morning. Urgh looked like a small squid!!!( well minus the suckers!)

Yoga at 4 so off to find something to wear that stretches

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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 7:18pm

Hi all,

Adreamz - goodluck with your sweep tomorrow. I'm booked in for one a week on Friday - 3 days past EDD - wish I could have one earlier! hope it gets things going for you.

AG - sounds like you're making lots of yummy things. Sounds like you're doing well also - still going out etc, although I know what you mean about socialising - I just don't have the energy. Hopefully not long now!!

Lozza - hope everything is OK and that you've had LO by now.

Hoping - when you were in labour were the MW's difficult at all about you having pain relief? I'm only asking because a few of my colleagues (that went to different hospitals though) have said that they try to put you off having any and make
excuses - like the aneasatist (sp?) is busy for the next hour....etc. Just getting a bit worried about how it will all be!

Rallygirl - I know what you mean about the birth plan - everyone I speak to seems to think it's rubbish. I printed a template out from NHS site and started to fill it in but it's very long winded. I may just write a few things down or I might not bother - as you said I'm sure it will all be different when the time comes. Still itching and scratching so hoping LO is going to make an appearance soon.

Daisy - I too am totally appalled by what's going on around the country. I think schools have a lot to answer for with the youth of today as some of them have no respect what so ever. I know in my school most of them get away with everything which gives then the attitudes that they can do anything and not be punished. It frustrates me because as a teacher I feel like we should be able to make a difference but can't so much of the time because of school politic's etc. I can't believe the attitudes of some of them I've seen on the news and find it scary to think what society might be like in years to come. Anyway rant over! Hope you're doing OK and enjoying your time off.


Al ex - hope all is OK with you - I'm not sure what's wrong but things don't sound good for you so Ihope they improve soon.

Elizmac - think you asked in an earlier post about when our bumps dropped down. Well - at 39 weeks I honestly don't think mine has dropped down. It still all seems high up and I'm still uncomfortable and finding it difficult to breath. I read that it should drop down from 36 weeks with a first baby and have been waiting to feel better myself....but no such luck. And speaking of luck...lucky you having a bit of a show. Could mean labour will happen soonish - I've not had that either!!

AFM - still here waiting. This really is the hardest part. Too knackered to do anything so all I'm doing is sitting around and lying down and thinking about when it will happen and the birth. Very uncomfortable. I dread night time as I'm so itchy and uncomfortable. I really just want things to happen - although I also know I will absolutely cack myself when I do get any signs - can't win. Anyone got a TENS? I've tried mine on my arm and it was making my whole arm twitch and that was on the lowest setting so not sure I'm gonna like that when the real time comes to use it. Take care everyone xx

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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:10pm

Hi Rocky

The midwives at SH were fine with me wanting drugs. When I said I wanted more than codiene they offered me pethadine, when I wanted something stronger they gave me the remi drug, when I wanted an epidural they gave me that, and I was also on gas and air. Unfortunately for me none of these pain relief drugs seem to help and the epidural didn't numb me like it should do, I still felt pain. I am one of the few people it doesn't work for though - according to the anaesthetist!! The spinal block was the only relief I got and it was a god send. The only thing I would say was they don't move you to the delivery suite until you are about 4cm dilated. So, I was in another room for the start of my labour, think it was called a consultation room, which just had a bed and chair in and they leave you in there until you're ready to move to a delivery suite, which has a birthing pool, sofa and bed. The problem was, at the start of my labour I felt I needed more than just codiene so because I was given pethadine it meant I couldn't go in the pool. Did you want to go in a pool? If so try and grin and bear the pain for as long as you can. I'm a wimp though LOL!

Good luck for your upcoming birth hun and I look forward to hearing how you got on and what you thought of them.

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Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:54pm

Hey Ladies,

Hope you and bumps are doing well, can't believe it is only Weds, feels like it should be Friday

Hoping - how is motherhood treating you, is it as knackering and amazing as they say? is the birth a distant memory now?

Rocky - hope the itching is clearing up, i bet you are having trouble breathing, i am and am only 31 weeks! am keeping everything crossed things start moving for you soon, you sound well and truly fed up!

Lozza - any news on LO yet? hope we get to hear about it soon

Liz - so does bouncing on the ball make you feel better? pedicure sounds lovely, am finding it increasingly hard to reach my toes! that mucus plug sounds yuk :| how is your planning fun daily stuff going?

Rallygirl - shame the weather is so bad, has it cleared up today? Fred the Hamster sounds cute :) good to hear all is spot on with your bump, they are really pro the birth plan at our NCT - do they not generally get followed?! i thought they did, really nice that you have lots of 2nd time mums to get all the info off!

Grace - your poor tooth! did it all come out? did you have to have it taken out? good to hear baby is in the right position hopefully not long now! i saw your recent fishing and bump pic, it is so round, looks really cute :) done any more baking recently? your husband is a lucky man :)

Daisy - hope you are enjoying your days of freedom, all the London riots have been shocking haven't they, the Clapham ones were only a few miles from us, just mindless teenage thugs stealing for the sake of it, it is appalling..... the crowds of everyone rushing out with brooms to help with the clear up made me feel all warm again inside though, shame about the minority that spoil our country.

Adreamz - hope the sweep went ok and you don't need another one!

AFM, i had my 31 week appt yesterday, it was with a very nice lady GP who i spoke to about my nosebleeds and pelvic pain, she was amazing and took it seriously, looked inside (nose not pelvis!) and said she would refer me to the ENT clinic for possible cauterisation if i want it, and physio for the possible SPD, she measured my bump, am measuring 33 not 31cm so am now worried i might have a chunky one on the way! and felt the baby and said it was head down, i found her so much better than the mid wives, she was only about my age as well.

My bump is getting very big now and i am worried i may have found first stretch mark :sadface: what do they look like in the early days? am coating myself in every oil and cream possiible but think it might not have made any difference :-(

have a pre natal pilates class tomorrow, then a half day on Friday followed by a 40th birthday party in the evening, need to try to find a nice outfit for it.

Hope you all have lovely rest of weeks!

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Thursday, August 11th 2011, 10:25am

Oooh, lots of people getting close now, it all very exciting!

Rocky, re birth plan, other that the one that the midwife goes through with you I never did one but I did make sure that DH was fully aware of what I wanted and how I was hoping for the birth to go which was invaluble. Not only did he make it clear to the miswifes what I wanted (as by that point all rational thaught and ability to comunicate effectively had gone out of the window) but he also reminded me of what I wanted when the doubt crept in. He was instructed to be flexible though and if anything was required for a medical reason to do what the midwife says, he was my bodyguard :snigger: Please try not to stress out too much over the birth, just try to tell yourself that it's a positive pain and that it is bringing your LO into the world, and it will all be forgotten once they are in your arms. I used a tens machine last time and found it brilliant, I really got along with it and will definately be using it this time. Just make sure that you put it on as soon as you start to feel your early contractions and turn it up as needed. Good luck!

Anna, hope you are managing with your SPD, I would definately go to see the physio as I found it really helpful. They just went through different ways to get about that will make it easier on your hips and they gave me a bump support which I have found helps loads, I still get unconfortable but nothing like before.

Not much happening here, it's my last day at work tomorrow so I am looking forward to a bit of rest and DS1 is staying in nursery for a couple of more weeks. I have already arranged a coffee morning on Monday with my old NCT pals so will be a lady of leisure for a couple of weeks :happy: DS1 has a bad cold atm which means lots of attention and carrying him around etc which is not helping my hips but I know it will only be for a couple of days, bless him. I have been getting lots of braxton hicks/period type pains and back ache which makes me think that this baby will be here sooner rather than later but I try to think of it as just an opportunity to practice my breathing - PMA!

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You ladies really are amazing at keeping up to date on this when you are all so far along in your pregnancy!!!! Sounds like a right mix of some feeling rubbish some feeling good!!!! Well Im still feeling good but STILL waiting on baby g to make an appearance - Im officially 2 weeks over today! Because my head is all over the place Im not sure what I have said and what I havent so here goes - well I went for my check up on Monday with the Dr and I decided to have a sweep and internal examination and was very very disappointed to hear that my cervix was still long and showed NO signs of baby g coming anytime soon although his head was 2/5 down which means he was heading in the right direction (it had been 3/5 on the Thursday so at least he is heading in the right direction). She gave me a sweep which was not painful just uncomfortable however she was down there for quite some time and said my cervix is tilted towards my back so it was really hard to try and do the sweep properly. They then booked me in for induction today - I was to go to the hospital and given the gel pessary and had to stay in and if no further forward was to be put on a drip on tomorrow to bring labour on, I was so shocked as it is everything I am against IF the baby and myself are fine. I agreed though and just hoped he made an appearance before then.....mmmmmmm no such luck. So yesterday I was quite upset and really really felt strongly that if baby g wasnt coming he obviously wasnt ready so I called the clinic and spoke to a midwife and said I just wasnt happy with the thought of induction if there is nothing medically wrong with me or the baby. I had read all the NICE guidlines on induction and also researched using Cochranes Library and feel its not for me IF again there is nothing wrong, obviously if something was wrong with the baby I would say do what ever you want to get him out safe and sound. So the midwife called the Dr and then called me back within 20mins and said the Dr is happy to wait to see me on Monday to make another plan of action as long as I go today and Saturday to go on a monitor to keep an eye on the babys heartbeat and blood flow to ensure the placenta is still working fine. Just shows you that if you dont ask you dont get....... I know Im lucky to be feeling fine when so many of you feel crap and Im sure I would feel the opposite if I was in pain, uncomfortable or feeling rubbish. Dont get me wrong sleeping isnt easy and the constant need to pee every hour and half is hell but its not forever right?? Im still walking the dog as they say its good to get the baby in the right position and bouncing like a nutter on my ball in the hope he comes soon!!!!!!! Well thats all my news, off to the clinic at 12pm and then coming back to make a lemon drizzle cake to scoff this afternoon!!!!! x

Al - you sound like you are in a lot of pain and I hope the Dr gets to the bottom of it, keep us posted.

Anna - your poor nose!!! Good that you had someone who made you feel comfortable and actually listened to you. Fingers crossed you get the possible SPD sorted, going to physio will definitely help. Dont worry too much on how your bump is growing I was 2 weeks ahead at one point then went a week behind again ad now god knows how big he is now seeing as though he is 2 weeks over cooked!. Good luck finding an outfit for your party - there are some really nice dresses in New Look just now in the sale oh and on Next Maternity on line! x

Hey Hoping - glad all is going well with the wee man! I literally cant wait to join the mummy club!!!!! x

Rocky - no one should have an opinion on your birth plan after all its YOUR plan, I hate how everyone else has an opinion on what we want and dont want. As you know Im doing hypnobirthing and want no references to contractions, pain, pain relief etc etc and some of my friends laughed at me to which I pointed out we all have our own reasons and feelings for doing things and I would never mock them to which they swiftly shut up! You do whatever is right for you and its your right as a birthing mummy to have what you want as long as you and baby are safe. I reckon the TENS machine will be good when you are in early labour, my friend swore by hers on all 3 of her births and she only used that and gas and air and all babies were over 9lbs!!! So crap you are still itching, Im the same but do take piriton for it so its so much better and under control. Wont be long now, thinking of you x

Liz - how nice having a pedicure, my fav thing!!! I had one about 4 weeks ago and only took the varnish off last week it seemed to last forever!!!! Im desperate to get them done again but cant really reach my own and its my luck I get a pedicure and have to get it taken off if I end up in surgery or something so going to leave it for now but make sure I have one after the wee man arrives! The ball is amazing isnt it, I go on mine everyday and even while sitting at the computer sometimes as it keep my back straight and is just so comfy. I havent even had a show yet so slightly jealous of you - you never know your wee one might make an appearance soon! x

Rallygirl - the weather is bloody hideous isnt it!!!!!!!!! I was in full waterproofs taking the dog out the last few days and today although its only drizzly rain there are so many puddles its wellies on again! Honestly do a birth plan the midwives listen and it will get everything straight in your head, if it goes out the window it goes out the window but it will give you something to work towards. Glad all went well at the midwife, did you get to her your babies heartbeat again - its my fav noise ever!!!! Oh and glad you got your tooth sorted! x

AG thats great news your bubba is all ready to come - oh you never know!!!!!! I wish I could drink raspberry leaf tea it just made me gag, the smell of it and then when I tasted it it was awful but my friend who is 2 weeks behind me LOVES it!!!! have a lovely day today meeting your friend and enjoy the accupncture. Oh I also think you should set up an online shop for all of your cakes, I would definitely buy some!!! x

Daisy - hope all is well. I know what you mean about the state of the country just now - its heartbreaking really. I lived in London for 13years and still work down there and a lot of my friends were caught up in dramas around the capital. My friends mums car was torched in Ealing and in Croydon my friend had her shop trashed - hideous!!!! How are you feeling? Not long to go x

I cant see any further back so huge hello to Mashy and KJ and anyone else Ive missed ~(sorry). I better get ready as need to leave in 45mins.

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Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:05am

We crossed posts Ali!

Glad you will be on maternity leave as of tomorrow - woohoo!!!! Loving the PMA - bring on the birth I say - hahaha! xxxxxx


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Thursday, August 11th 2011, 7:08pm

Lozza - can't believe you're 2 weeks over already. Saying that my little boy is already 2.5 weeks old, it's flying by. I'm glad you have managed to put off the induction. I think as long as they're monitoring you it should be OK to go a few more days over. I know the placenta can stop doing it's job if left too long but I'm sure your LO will know when to come. My mum was telling me tonight about her friend in work - her daughter went into labour on Sunday at 9pm, waters broke at 10pm, baby was born at 10 past midnight - and this was her first!! She only had time for gas and air. I so wish my labour would have been quick and easy like that. It just goes to show whether it's your first or second it really does depend on the individual. I hope you have a nice quick labour hun xx
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Thursday, August 11th 2011, 8:32pm

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Friday, August 12th 2011, 7:42am

Hey. Glad things are not too bad taxi. Stay strong!

Lorraine still hoping you are pushing.
Rocky, Anna, daisy,Rally, adreamz snd grace and ali hope you are all ok. Sorry if I missed anyone. Had slightly sleepless night after loosing rest if mucus plug. Was massive and made me retch!! And then having v mild cramps all night. Not quite ready for him to come yet. Still need to get my roots done at the hairdressers next week!!!!! Probably doesn't mean much but these things always seem worse at 4 in the morning huh.
Giving breastfeeding class a miss to try and get a bit of snooze in.

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Friday, August 12th 2011, 12:20pm

Hi Ladies

Hope everyone is having a good day and looking forward to the weekend.

Elizmac, is it usual to lose your mucus plug at this time? I'm clueless about these things. Does it mean you're more likely to have baby sooner rather than later? OOOOHHH, it's getting pretty exciting.

Great to hear from Taxi, i've posted in your diary!!!

Lozza, news???? I'm getting impatient so god knows how impatient you must be feeling right now. Come on baby G!!! [zx247]

Ali, enjoy these last few weeks off. Hope you can get your feet up while DS is at nursery.

Hi Anna. I've heard from lots of people that birth plans can and do often go totally out the window but i think the m/w's try to follow them up to a point. Think it's better to leave DH with specific instructions (like Ali said) on what you want. How did the pilates go? I'm trying to keep up with walking but get lots of tightenings when i do any kind of exercise which is a bit uncomfy.

Rocky, hope things are not too uncomfy for you. I'm feeling fed up and still got 7 weeks!!! I spend a lot of time sitting and lying and everyone around me who have children already keep saying to make the most of it cos you wont be able to do it once baby is here. xfingers not too lonf now.

Hoping, hope you and your little one are well hun.

Hi to everyone else. Hope you all have lovely weekends.

AFM - Well i'm alone again while DH is rallying in Norfolk this weekend. It's the last one before Evie arrives thank god, feeling very twitchy about him being away but it's only till Monday. I'm off through to Edinburgh tomorrow and staying overnight at my folks then meeting an old friend for lunch on Sunday so hopefully that'll pass the time till DH is home. Getting my haircut tomorrow morning in preparation for my cousin's wedding in Oxford next weekend.
Getting loads of tightenings all over my belly, some pretty uncomfortable, my baby girl never seems to stop moving, not sure if that's good or bad! She def has ants in her pants but DH is like that so wondering if it's just her taking after her daddy! Well, my glider chair and footstool arrived yesterday and DH said there's no need to put it together till i need it but i cant wait so might unpack the box and have a look. I wont be silly, and if i feel i cant put it together then i wont try, but just want to have a look. Going to start off with it in our bedroom, then move it through to nursery when Evie goes into her cot.

Take care folks. Off to have lunch.

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Saturday, August 13th 2011, 2:50pm

Hi all,

Hope you are well.

Just been into Taxi's diary but it won't let me reply for some reason so I just wanted to comment here.

Taxi - if you are reading mimi is beautiful and obviously a real fighter, I am so pleased she is doing well, I know it must be so stressful at the moment but you will get your cuddle before long. Keep the pictures coming

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 7:31pm

Hi Ladies

I'm hoping the lack of activity on here is because there's lots of bubba's being born. bab10 bab11

I'll keep checking the announcements pages!!

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 7:39pm

No baby here!!! Just knackered as not sleeping. I figure Lorraine and rocky must have given birth by now!!!

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 8:13pm

Hope everybody is well and had a good weekend, lots of arrivals iminent so am very excited about the announcements.

Loz, I really admire you for sticking to your guns and asking to put off the induction, if I get to that stage I really hope that I can do the same. I figure that the baby will come when it's good and ready and so long as you or LO are safe then there should be no reason for any intervension. Good luck sweetie.

I am now officialy a lady of leisure (in a fashion) and am enjoying filling my week full of activities for me and Will but making the most of having the morning to myself.

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:35pm

Hi Ladies, I am keeping a eye on things but don't get much chance to write these days.

Looks like some of you are pretty imminent - Lozza carn't believe your still hanging on in there

Al.ex hope your feeling better

Ali congrats on being a lady of leisure I'm counting down the days well still wks at the mo :snigger:

Rally hope you had a gd time at weekend, did you get yout chair sorted?

I know I've only mentioned a few but a big Hi to everyone else

AFM I am now 31weeks and huge I think almost as big as when full term last time!!!!! i have a consultant appt on thursday but don't think any decisions will be made till after scan on 20th sept. I am desperate to finish work but have another 5.5wks with lots of sorting out to do.DS is being a little tinker, occasioanlly really pushing the boundaries. This little madam is also enjoying kicking me in the you know where from inside - so comfortable :P

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:38pm

I was thinking the same - lack of activity must mean lots of babies coming!! I've been getting some very strong contractions on and off, but nothing that is coming to anything!

Had a lovely weekend and some friends organised my baby shower. It was so well arranged and I was so touched by the amount of people that came along, the presents I got and the general good wishes and friendship. Made me feel very blessed, especially because i am not in my own home country. There are photos on facebook for people who are friends of mine on here.

Went for a celebration lunch today with some friends as I should have been going back to work today, but am on maternity, so have the whole of this next school year off. SUCH a great feeling!

Hope you ladies are all well and thinking about all the lovely ladies who are near or giving birth! xxx

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:26am

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:34am

hello ladies with bumps!

or perhaps by now there may be some ladies with real babies on here - any news from Lozza or Rocky yet? looking out for news!

Amazing grace - ahhhhh, i saw all your baby shower pics, what a lovely day, and how amazing was that cake?! you have so many friends there as well, are they all Norweigan? looks like it was a perfect party, mine is on Sunday, am v. excited! hope the contractions are getting better, not long to go now!

Alie - lovely to hear from you, we are about the same i think, well, i am a aweek ahead, only have 2 weeks left at work, can't wait as getting v. uncomfortable now. hope you are managing to rest as well as running around with DS

Ali bird - mmmm, lady of leisure, i will be joining you on that soon, what nice stuff have you got planned? i am going to book lots of preganncy massages and treatments i think, can't wait :)

Liz - hope you are ok and not too uncomfortable, when are you due again? can't see on here

Rallygirl - thanks for the info on the birth plans, i agree, will still write one but make sure James knows the most important points to stick to! bless him, i bet he will insist on putting it all on his iphone, he is addicted, has found all these baby apps for feeding and nappies etc, you have to love it! hope you survive until your DH gets home, glad this is his last trip away before LO arrives

Daisy - hope you are getting all of the painting and nursery organised, your colour scheme actually sounds lovely, i do apologise for my blatant pinkness of the nursery when i finally upload pics, but i can't get enough of it :snigger: bet Molly turns out to be a Goth, that will serve me right!

KJ, Adreamz, Hoping, Stace and anyone else i have missed off, hope you and bumps are all blooming!

AFM not much to report, had a nice but busy weekend, only 2 weeks left at work but so much to do in terms of making placements and handing over, evenings seem to be incredibly busy too with ante natal pialtes, yoga and NCT... have a lovely weekend coming up, my best friend is coming down and we are going to Pret a Portea - this lovely afternoon tea at The Berkely Hotel, then off to see Pricilla Queen of the Desert on Sat evening, and then Sunday is my baby shower which is going to be fab.

Havent' had my refereral for the SPD physio yet but it seems to be a lot better so happy about that, still feeling full, squashed and uncomfy but time is going quickly so can't complain too much :)

ooh nursery is almost finished, curtains will be up on Friday so will get some pics on facebook as well as still can't upload them here, will have a go though

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 12:03pm

Hi girls,

Hope you are all ok. Have prob rather foolishly booked a weekend away down to Southern Ireland with hubby for 2nd-4th Sept. I say foolishly becauase baby is due on 12th. But am dying to get away! Only prob is feet now swollen up so much I can't get any shoes on or walk very far! The top of my foot is killing me, like someone is squeezing it really hard when I put weight on it. Anyone else had this? Not sure whether to wear the compression knee highs I have or not, as they seem to be squeezing it even harder! Not sleeping well either - Liz do you think baby is on his way?
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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 12:56pm

Hey all.
Anna thT sounds fab I love that film! You will have a great time.
Daisy and ali and adreamz hi.
Your baby showers sound good I don't know anyone who has had one. And it didn't even cross my mind.

Due in 3 weeks. Can't remember who asked! Just trying to encourage him out a bit sooner'

Hi cath. I havnt had any swollen bits thankfully. You could try getting your other half to massage your feet and just put them up when you are sitting down. Bit hot for support socks this time of year!!

Still getting cramps off and on. Not coming to much though.
Not re starting my raspberry tea til after my hair gets done on Thursday!!!
Starting to have weird birth dreams. Dreamt I cut my baby out of a loaf of bread the other night!!!

Anyway off for a swim and coffee with a friend

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 8:44pm

Liz - I was thinking with that mucus plug coming you may have been delivering!! Baby showers are quite American, but also very common in the International communities, although I think they are becoming more a bigger thing in the UK too as a couple of my friend from home have had them. Usually quite low key with maybe a meal and some pressies, but my friends here went to town and I knew nothing about it beforehand - just where to turn up and when! Was just so lovely. Good on you for keeping up the swimming - so good for you.

Cathcat - hope you have a nice trip away sweetie. I have been quite lucky with no swollen feet, but you should see my fingers - my wedding ring can't go over my knuckle let alone get right on!

Anna - Hope you have a great weekend - sounds fantastic and I hope you have a great baby shower. I am quite into my shows (played a few leading roles in amateur dramatics and love to see a good show!) and I have to say Priscilla is one of the best i've seen - really, really great. Went with lovely girlfriends and we got a bit tipsy as you were allowed to bring wine in, so that probably added to the entertainment, but I say you'll love it. Prepare to laugh your pants off and shed a few tears too. Amazing set and effects too. Looking forward to seeing your nursery pics!

AFM - not a lot to report - still getting lots of stronger contractions, but never comes to anything and think that is just going to be the way with me! Feeling abit like i'm in hibernation mode and have really cut back on the social engagements this week. Got a friend coming over for lunch tomorrow and it's our wedding anniversary on Thursday, so heading out for a meal in town, but apart from that just feel like we are waiting! Hope you are all well xxx

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 9:34pm

Hey lovely ladies,

I have posted this in the birth announcements but not sure I have done it right???

Just a quick post to say our little man Harrison Petro Gunaydin was born yesterday at 17.06 weighing in at 8lbs 5 and a half and a whopping 59cm long!

Feeling like the luckiest lady in the world - Daddy and I cant stop staring at him and kissing him.

The birth went really well and Im feeling good - glad I waited for him to come when he was ready instead of getting induced like they wanted me to be. He was 18days past his edd but came naturally and with no need for pain relief and in less than 11 hours from start to finish (did end up having to be cut though but worth it)!

Huge thank you to all you wonderful ladies for all of your support you have all been amazing!

Will keep a look out on here for all of your lovely news - exciting times ahead ladies!!!

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 9:40pm

Amazing grace those contractions are a bit disconcerting hey arent they. I have been having them ever since I lost my plug. Have had loads tonight. Am just presuming we will know when it's the real thing!! Must be on my mind as keep having dreams I deliver him down the loo!!!

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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 9:43pm

Lorraine congrats!!! Just overlapped posts!!! Good on you for waiting. Not sure I would have the patience! Good name. Harris is on our shortlist!!

Glad it was a positive experience!! Nice to hear. Congrats again!!!
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Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:29pm

Have already posted on the birth anouncement but is definately worth saying again, congratulations and welcome baby Harrison.

I am expecting a few more announcements soon, yay :clap

Elizmac, last time my labour started 2 days after loosing my plug so keep an eye on those tightenings but like you say, you will definately know.

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:04am

Hi. Been up since one with cramps. Quite low down and not really very sore at all. Baby kicking like crazy also. Tried timing them but a bit random although somewhere between 3 and 8 mins. Came really think this is labour given I am 37 weeks. Just. And they aren't that sore. So just wide awake wondering around the house eating toast!!! Hope it's not like this for weeks!! I really presumed you would just know!! Everything always worse at 4 am!! Hope you are all sound asleep!!!!

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:11am

Hello all you lovely 3rd tri girlies! I thought it was about time I officially showed my own face in here, rather than just gatecrashing! I could've probably come in a lot sooner, but have actually been trying to avoid anything pregnancy related, since mine is not going according to plan!
At 24 weeks I went for my routine mw appointment, only for all hell to break loose and end up in hospital with very early onset pre-eclampsia. I was threatened with delivery at 24 weeks, total bed rest in hospital (not even allowed up for a shower or a wee!), and high doses of beta-blockers. It came as a bit of a shock, especially as I was still working 60-80 hour weeks at the time!
So since then, I have been watched like a hawk. I have managed to avoid another 2 hospital admissions, only because my mum promised the midwives that she would look after me, which she has done, like a star. All I do all day is sit in a big leather recliner, knitting and watching tv! Bliss you may think, but after 4 weeks it is getting slightly boring, in fact it's getting extremely boring. My blood pressure is behaving better, though it's still borderline. Every time I go to clinic i have to take my bags, just in case they decide to keep me in and deliver. Every day that I stay pregnant is now a bonus and they've said the flags will come out if I get to 34 weeks :(

I'll shut up with the woe is me post now, no doubt I'll get up to speed with personals as the weeks go on, and hopefully I won't be the next to deliver!!!!
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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:16am

Oooh, crossed posts Eliz! And I thought I'd be the only one up at stupid o'clock! Doing nothing during the day really has messed with my sleep cycle. Doesn't help either that my body still remembers how to work nights and cat nap from when I worked on ICU.
Do you think this is it then? Your classed as term now aren't you? Is it the same in Scotland as down here and you can go in when you have 3 contractions in 10 minutes? I'd be getting excited! Perhaps you're going to be a lucky day with bearable labour pains, xfingers








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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:45am

Hi Emma. Not just you up at crazy o clock!!
Don't think it's anything. Has settled a bit now after juice and patacetamol and toast!!! Feel a bit stupid. I think I should know better!!!
How is your bp??

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 8:24am

Liz, I should know better too! I know about the consequences, yet carried on. You're just waiting with eager anticipation. I'm sure I'll be exactly the same, convinced that any twinge after 34 weeks is full blown 2nd stage!!!! I got excited on Sunday when Jacob went head down for the first time, I thought I'd be contracting by Monday! Surprisingly, I wasn't lol
I shall keep an eye out, I don't think it'll be long now. I shall also be like you and wanting my roots doing first, though my reason is massively important, since I have agreed to be filmed for One Born Every Minute! You watch, I'll go into labour on my way to the hairdressers!!!








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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 9:15am

Ohh Lorraine - that is just wonderful news and it sounds like you had such a great birth too! Sooooo good to hear lovely lady and I hope you can post pictures of your lovely little man.

Ohhhh Liz it sounds like things are really moving for you! If not, it sounds like you might be a bit like me with the contraction front. I was lying in bed the other night thinking right if this continues I'll wake DH in half and hour, but it all stopped. I was speaking with a friend yesterday about her labour and she said that everyone just said - you'll know when it was the real thing, but she never really knew!! Her contractions went between 3-6 minutes and never any more regular, but the length of her contractions were what indicated to her that things were moving. So just keep an eye on yourself and get checked out if you are unsure. Thinking of you lots! I have to say as well I was just commenting to DH that there is definitely more movement with our baby these days - I wonder if that is a normal labour thing?

Sultry - pleased to her your blood pressure is better sweetie and hope it continues to behave!

Not a lot to report. Got a friend coming for lunch, so off to make some tomato soup and then popping to the supermarket for some fruit. Eating all kinds of fruit like nothing on earth! Almost forgot I had acupuncture this afternoon, so got that too, but apart from that a lazy here at home. It's lovely weather so enjoying my raspberry leaf tea out on the decking!

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 10:13am

Hi Ladies

Brill news about Lozza, i've posted on the announcements page. thumbup

AG, i'd say my pace has slowed right down to yours and i've still got 6 weeks! I haven't worked at all through this pregnancy and i think purely from a personal point of view, it's been the best thing for me. I know what you mean about limiting your social events as well. Enjoy your lunch and acupuncture this afternoon. When is a good time to start the raspberry leaf tea?

Emma, hope you're still getting those feet up. I can imagine how hard it is to go from working 60-80 hr weeks to nothing at all. Especially if your job is an active one. (are you a nurse/doctor?) What is it that makes us carry on and not listen to our bodies? My back is really killing me but i feel i should still be doing daily chores etc. I'm fairly certain DH isn't going to do it after a full day at work eh??

Liz, getting very exciting now!!! I guess you could start any time now. :thumbsup2:

Ali, hopefully not long for you now too hun. smile2

Oh no,i cant see any further back. Hi to Daisy, Cath, Anna, Taxi, Al. ex and everyone else. Look after those bumps ladies. :xxx3:

AFM - not much to report as usual with me. Off to Oxford this weekend for a family wedding then that's it, no more travel for me. We're driving down to Oxford which i'm not really looking forward to but it's all the way down the M6 so lots of service stations to stop at. :snigger: Just generally uncomfortable all the time and still got 6 weeks to go. I feel like hibernating now and not leaving the house till Evie arrives. Still not put the chair together but no rush yet.

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 10:27am

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Yay so happy for you Lozza and very jealous of your pain free labour, well drug free, I really do believe being induced makes it a lot more painful. Anyway, how you feeling after being cut? Hope it's not too sore.

Gonna pop over to birth announcements now and read your post there.

Rocky - are you OK? Any news yet?

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 11:27am

Rally, I'm a National Clinical Applications Specialist for a Neonatal Ventilation company. Basically I drive all over the country teaching doctors and nurses how to use life support machines on SCBUs. Very rewarding work, but also quite frustrating at times, and heart wrenching seeing all the 23 week babies.
After having a yukky nights sleep, with major puke inducing indigestion, I thought I might be able to sleep in. However it never rains but pours in our house. DF has had a car accident on the way to work :( some idiot ploughed into the back of him and his pristine pride and joy is now in several pieces. He's also come home with bruising on his shoulder from the safety belt and some neck pain. He was stationary too! So my lie in has now turned into trying to give him sympathy. All I want to do is sleep!!!!








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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 12:13pm

I have given up sleep too Emma!! Washed hair, tidied up lady garden! Packed bag and now trying for a snooze. Wondering if I am leaking a bit of fluid but god knows!!! Feel ever so slightly clueless!!! Can't believe you agreed to be on tv!!!! You better be well behaved snd serene with no roots!!!!

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 12:32pm

Wow Emma, what a brill job. Just before i left my job on the SCBU we had just purchased and had lots of training on the SiPAP machines, they're fab but i never really got to use them.
I think when our wee girl is older and about to start school, i'll prob go back to nursing and prob stick with neonates cos it's what i know. Can be very heartbreaking but equally rewarding job, i loved it!! Just got too stressful with TTC.

Liz, i literally cant see my lady garden anymore. Tried waxing in the mirror but got all confused and back to front and way too much hassle. May have to let DH have a go with his clippers!!!! Oh the joys!!! This is why i haven't bothered swimming, cant keep on top of the hair growth. :snigger:

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 12:52pm

Hi everyone,

About time I posted. My baby boy, Harry Christopher, arrived last Friday 12th at 4.55pm. I don't have a diary to post a labour story and not sure whether to post on here as too many of you are due soon enough. It wasn't staright forward and I only came out of hospital yesterday - hence not hearing from me! Doing better now that I'm home.

Congratulations Lozza - well done for not needing any pain relief. Gosh can't balieve how long overdue you were.

I guess Adreamz has also gone into labour by now - as a few of you have said - it's been very quiet on here - I've just had a quick read back to catch up with news.

Liz - you could well be starting with labour if your plug has gone and you're getting some contaction type pains. When my contractions first came on I wasn't sure either........but you will be!!! xx

Hope you're all OK. xx

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