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Sunday, July 1st 2012, 1:51am

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Sunday, July 1st 2012, 4:54am

Congratulations Caraz. Hope LO continues to improve & she comes out of scbu soon.

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Sunday, July 1st 2012, 8:35pm

Congratulations Caraz to you and your DH, I'm so sorry that it was eclipsed by such worry and really hope your little princess is doing OK now and it was just a blip. We're all thinking of you and hoping everything is alright. I hope this will all soon be a distant memory and you'll be taking your LO home soon

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Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:13am

Congrats Caraz ! Hope you two are doing well now. Big hugs!

That's me officially on maternity leave from Thursday. So glad as could not of done anymore lol. Baby's room coming along nicely and also have hospital bag packed! Now feeling very real x

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Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:41pm

Quick update , baby Niamh has been given the official all clear and discharged from scbu to postnatal so is now in with me :)
Will be going home tomorrow, and will do proper birth story then. Thanks for all the support :)
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Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 8:09am

That's great news Caraz, I've been praying for her. What a gorgeous name too, one of my favourites.

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Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:08am

Caraz that is great news, so pleased for you both.

Well i am enjoying be a lady of leisure lol, not that i can do a great deal. Been doing loads of craft stuff for baby room, think that this as far as my nesting is going to go, made a llamp shade and also a breast feeding cushion, was really pleased with myself lol. Got the dreaded midwife today, i am 36 weeks this week and still no birthing plan, is this normal.??? I feel prepared myself but have not got a clue when it comes to the hospital, i just hope he does not want to come ealy being a big baby as i am not booked in for antenatal or hospital visit until 17th july. If my midwife is not helpful today i might compkain to practice manager.

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Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 6:12pm

Afternoon girls

Caraz - so glad things are ok, hope your enjoying being home.

Taffycaz - i don't have a plan as such, i have an idea of how i would like things to go but i don't want to set my heart on it incase it doesn't go to plan, i actually haven't been asked if i have a birth plan or not. How was your mw app today?

Nothing new my end :-( feel like i'm getting a pushing feeling now and again down below but not sure if it's just baby pushing on my bladder and still struggling to sleep which is making me quite emotional.

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My baby's favourite hobby seems to be head butting me in the bladder. Usually when I'm standing/walking and can make me gasp with the sharpness of it. One of my colleagues apologised to me today as she thought she had accidentally hit me with a box. Had to explain I was being beaten up from the inside! 36 week (35+6) midwife appointment tomorrow. Saw a lovely MW when we first moved house but she has been 'not there' at my last two appointments so have seen different MWs. Hope she is back tomorrow as she really set me at ease. Going to print out my 'birth preferences' (didn't see much point calling it a birth plan as I'm sure it won't go to plan!) to take with me to see if I'm making any sense. Also going to have a strep B test. Asked about it last time and they are happy to do it for me for free unlike in other areas. Will give me one less thing to worry about hopefully! Anything else I should be asking about?
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Hi mdwife was not there so had to another new one, which did not help. Everything was fine with baby, she said hat the head is engaged but she di not write down how far. She said baby was. Moving a lot and his heart was speeding up which was really good. Mentioned birth plan but she said no point in doingthis until scan on monday to see if i need a section, so will have to wait unitl then. So no further on.

Whitangel i know how you feel, i have to go to the toilet all the time as i feel when my bladder is full and he kicks me i feel like i am going to wet myself lol. Also his bum is just above my belly button and he likes to stick it right out, it is so weird to watch it lol.
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I have bum and feet just below my ribs and he likes to straighten his legs so I end up with a strange hard lump on either side. Looks very odd! He doesn't seem to have changed position at all through the entire pregnancy (head by right hip, back and bum on my left) so hope he is still in the right position. Hope I get some more information this time. Last midwife just seemed to want to talk at me but nothing useful! I know all about the car she wants to buy when she retires though! x
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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:54pm

hi ladies,

hope you are all well, haven't had time to catch up yet!!

As promised, our birth story after our very stressful but ultimately amazing weekend :) Apologies for the length!

The mw told me Wednesday morning that I was already 3cm dilated when I went for the sweep, but I had no contractions at all. Bloody show on Friday morning, so thought things might get going soon. I had my first contraction at about 1745 on Friday evening, but wasn't even sure what it was - it was a pain low down in my bum, not abdomen or back. 15 minutes later another one, then 10 minutes after that, the pains lasting longer and being more widespread. By 1830 they were coming every 5 minutes and lasting 60-70 seconds, I couldn't believe how rapidly they had come on! My legs had gone totally to jelly, even though I felt I needed to keep pacing up and down the house.

We rang the midwife unit who suggested I try having a bath, but no way was I waiting around, we headed straight over there. 30 minute drive, contractions every 4 minutes. The TENS machine was fantastic - I put it on right at the start, and it really helped manage the contractions.

Arrived at the MLU about 1900, and had a slightly frustrating time with the mw on duty, who had a very non-urgent attitude, I think she thought I was an over-reacting first-time mother who had hours to go yet :) She started the pool filling while we went through various questions, and when she finally examined me I was 5cm dilated. Got into the pool, which sadly meant I had to take the TENS off, but the warm water was lovely. I went straight onto the gas and air though - the contractions were really intense, and the pain wasn't really easing off between them as much as I would have liked.

It gets a bit fuzzy after that (I really liked the entonox, and was away with the fairies a fair bit!), but labour progressed fairly quickly. The first mw was going off duty and had rung in the 2 who were on call that night. The pool did help manage the pain, although I did find it difficult with the PGP - when I was on my knees leaning over the edge of the pool (hanging on to DH who apparently got soaked! I didn't notice :)) my knees kept slipping as bit which wasn't comfortable.

By about 2300 I was feeling the need to push, but the mws weren't sure if it was a "real" urge or not. They were also having some problems monitoring the baby's heartrate because of the position I was in, so asked me to get out of the pool at that point. I got onto the bed, but stayed kneeling up, over the back of it. It meant DH could do some massage with lavender oil on my back which was lovely at that stage :) I was still puffing away on the entonox, until it ran out and they had to find a new bottle!

A quick exam and the mw was a little surprised to find the baby was right there, and sure enough the urge to push was a realy one :) Baby had been back-to-back but had turned by this stage and was the right way around. It was shortly after this that things started to go a bit wrong. Baby's heart rate was dipping during contractions, but not recovering in between. I think this was happening about 20 or 30 minutes before delivery, but not sure. The mws started to really encourage me to push, I wasn't really aware there was a problem though, just that they needed me to really go for it and get the baby out. I do remember towards the end one of them saying "we need to get this baby out - right now" which is NOT what you want to hear when you are already pushing as hard as you can, but the contractions seem to be lasting too short a time. Baby's head was right there but I just couldn't quite get it out, so they did a quick episiotomy, and she delivered in one big rush on a single contraction just after midnight..

The immediately took her over to the resuscitation station they had on stand-by, and began cleaning her off, and rubbing her down to try and get her to breath properly. She wasn't crying, or making any noise at all, and her arms were very floppy. Her skin colour was good, and heart rate fine once she was out, but she needed a mask and air to help her breath, and they suctioned some gunk out of her mouth and throat. They called 999 for an ambulance, which took 20 minutes to arrive, all the time they kept pumping air into her lungs - although they also kept saying that she was breathing, she just needed a little extra help.

We went in separate ambulances to the hospital, DH going in the car arrived first, and went with baby to the paediatric unit. She started crying in the ambulance but was still not in the best shape. I got stitched up while they ran tests on her, and we saw the consultant about an hour later. Baby was there, and was crying incessantly, and kicking her legs around, obviously distressed. The consultant procedes to tell us how she is displaying signs of having been deprived of oxygen at some point during the birth, and the blood test results confirmed this diagnosis, showing elevated levels of various markers. The irritability and "cycling" of the legs were also indicators. They had called a specialist team in from a nearby hospital, who were on their way to do further tests, and possibly carry out a radical cooling procedure which can help babies affected this way. With that, we were sent off to a room, and had the worst few hours of our lives, believing that all that remained was to find out the extent of the damage to our daughter's brain. At no point did the consultant give even a glimmer of hope, it was all very pessimistic.

About 3 hours later, we went back in to see the consultant from the specialisit team - he had carried out a brain wave scan, and had found all the results to be completely normal, so no need to carry out the cooling treatment. They were still being very cautious, and talked about lots of other tests, and during the following few hours she had a second brain scan, a lumbar puncture to check for infections and multiple blood tests. But from this point on, things began to improve, as her behaviour normalized. She was in the special care baby unit with tubes and wires attached all over her, and machines monitoring her every move and breath.

To summarise the next few days - she continued to improve, and showed nothing but normal behaviour. All the tests came back negative, she was feeding well, and passed all her standard newborn tests with no problems. The consultant (I think the fourth or fifth we had seen) discharged her on Monday afternoon to the postnatal ward, giving her a totally clean bill of health, confirming that she was a completely normal 2 day old with no signs of any problems whatsoever. You can imagine the relief. We have been home just over a day now, we are breastfeeding well (I started expressing in the hospital, and the milk came in very rapidly - was producing 40ml a go by Monday morning), and finally starting to relax and believe that everything is ok :)

The midwives were uniformly fantastic, from the ones at the birth to the many who helped us at the hospital. They were the ones who really helped us believe that Niamh would be ok, explaining just how resilient newborns are, and how well they can recover from birth trauma with no ill effects at all. The two at the birth both came in regularly to see how we were getting on, and were clearly both very effected by what had happened - we were the rare nightmare scenario that can happen at MLUs, when problems arrive too late in the labour to be able to transfer to hospital. Luckily, it seems there will be no long term problems for Niamh - alhough DH and I will probably be able to win awards for paranoid parenting from now on!

I wish you all a speedy and easy labour and a stress free aftermath. I'm off to cuddle my daughter for an hour or three - I just can't get enough of that right now :)
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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 5:13am

Morning girls

Caraz - I just read your story and it's so moving and upsetting but thankfully has a happy ending, you must have been so scared but i'm glad everything is perfect with your little girl. Hope your enjoying every minute, thank you for sharing your story

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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 7:25am

Caraz sh is gorgeous, i am so glad that everything turned out great in the end. Just showes you can plan everything but it may not go as you want it. Love the pictures she is perfect
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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:15am

Thanks for sharing your story with us Caraz, I can't even imagine how scary it must have been, but I am sooo glad it turned out well in the end, and you have the most gorgeous daughter! Enjoy every second with her

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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:31am

Caraz - she's gorgeous. I'm so pleased all is OK, can't imagine how you scary that was for you. Enjoy those cuddles!

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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 9:47am

Caraz, your daughter is beautiful! What a traumatic birth! Enjoy all your cuddles with your princess x

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Sorry I couldn't reply earlier I was too busy sobbing! I am so glad all is well now and so pleased you ate home and happy. Sending lots of love to you all x
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Saturday, July 7th 2012, 10:48am

Morning girls

How is everyone?

Had yet another growth scan yesterday and as always everything is fine baby is weighing about 6'14 so a good weight. Have my second parent class today and hubby has managed to wriggle out of it as he has to work.

Weather is totaly miserable although it's quite warm.

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Monday, July 9th 2012, 5:37pm

Had another scan today, placenta is far enough away from cervix for a natural birth so i am happy about that. Baby now weighs 8lbs 6oz, god help me as i have three weeks to go. They are going to let me go naturally which i am pleased about, but there is a risk that baby's shoulders may get stuck so i am going to be delivered by the consultant. So just need to wait until baby wants to come. Got to have another glucose tolerance test to make sure again that i dont have gestational diabetes, dont see the point as i only have 23 days to go but i am having this next week. Got my first antenatal class on wednesday, looking forward to that.

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Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 8:34am

Taffy glad you can have normal birth, that should be a relief!

Hope all you ladies are well. Who is next in line now? So exciting x

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Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 7:46pm

Evening ladies

How is everyone?

Taffycaz that's a good weight i'm convinced my baby is bigger than they are saying :)

Have a family meal on Sat, went shopping today in the hope of getting a top/dress in the sales to wear, needless to say i have totally depressed myself as nothing fits, doesn't help i'm still trying to squeeze into nornal clothes :laugh: so back to the good old comfy maternity jeans.

Getting a bit fed up counting the days now and the belly touching, i have been quite comfortable with people touching my bump up until now but getting a bit annoyed with people i hardly know touching me, think i'm just getting to the impatient stage.

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Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 9:48pm

Sasha not long to go for you now, it says a week on your ticker so it could be any time now. I am not buying anymore maternity clothes, going to make do and live in my leggings and t shirts. Not as if i have any where to go, or want to lol!! I think only one person has touched my belly, i think it is due to the death look i give them that tells them, touch it and you will die lol. I am so not a toucht feely person, and dont like my space invaded, unles you are invited lol.

Enjoying myself pottering about and reading, and no i am not reading that 50 shades of grey like the whole universe lol.
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Friday, July 13th 2012, 11:04am

Been quiet here lately. Any news? Sasha don't buy anymore as draft at this stage. I can still get into my stuff atm but feel really big and unattractive. Think this is just this stage we are at. Hopefully be yummy mummies soon x

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Friday, July 13th 2012, 5:48pm

Evening ladies

Hope - how long till your due date?

Had hopefully my last mw app today, head is no further engaged :-( mw was gonna book be in to be started in 12 days time but because i am having a membrane sweep and seeing the consultant on Mon she decided to leave it until mon and think if the sweep doesn't work the consultant will book me in for the end of next week to be started, would be good in a way to have a date but would really like to go on my own so hoping the sweep works on mon.

Hubby starting 13hr backshift/nightshift as of tomor for 5 nights so a little apprehensive about that.

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Friday, July 13th 2012, 6:33pm

Hello girls

Sorry have been a bit quiet, it's been mental at work trying to finish everything off before I went. But I did it, my inbox was empty for the first time in 8 years, and even my desk is unpacked and boxed away. Such a strange feeling isn't it?

Sasha hang in there. I am also feeling very fat, and am going to try and sew myself a couple of pencil (stretchy) skirts this weekend, as I am really struggling to fit into anything other than dresses / skirts. All my trousers and jeans are now too tight.

I hope the sweep helps you get on your way. It's so frustrating when you can't do anything to make the baby engage! They have a will of their own already don't they?!

My mom is arriving on Sunday, and my hubby is away all weekend doing the 3 Peaks challenge, so I am very much hoping baby doesn't arrive early. Have no reason to think he will as his bum is still right up under my ribs, so he's definitely not dropped yet!

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Sunday, July 15th 2012, 9:55am

Sash I have 5 weeks time go, due 21st august! Had complications early on with labour pains and tightenings so hospital don't think I will last that long! Having strange pains down below now like I am being prodded with an electrical current of some sort. Can take my breath away lol
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Sunday, July 15th 2012, 11:37am

Morning girls

Hope your all well.

Nothing new to report, had a lot of cramp yesterday and last night and felt like the baby was about to fall out :) , had a horrible pushing feeling down below but woke up this morning and all the feelings have gone, never mind not getting my hopes up anymore, just keeping my fingers crossed that the sweep tomor makes something happen.

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Sunday, July 15th 2012, 4:22pm

Sasha i hope things finally get moving for you hun, maybe the sweop will help you.

Had my our around he maternity unit today, was really impressed, our hospital is newly built and is very modern and he maternity unit has all new technology and is very modern. The rooms are massive and they all have computerised beds that change or different birthing positions. Had a look at he birthing pool which was lovely, mentioned o the midwifesthat i was doing hypnobirthing, they all gotreally excited about it as they have no had anyone who has done his before so she said you will have the midwifes fighting over me lol. Feel a lot better ow hat i have seen where we will e going in he next 2 weeks.

Had a bit of regular pain in my left lower side today, nothing regular or too painful just been aware of it. Its funny any new twinges ir pains you just think.......is this the start of i lol!!,

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Evening girls

I will apologise in advance i'm going to have a rant.

Well had a membrane sweep today but boy did they make it difficult.

So i have went in the past 9 months from red pathway (high risk) to green pathway (low risk) and back to high. So 4 weeks ago saw the consultant for a growth scan that i was planned to have because of treatment, the dr said at that point i would get a sweep today and induced term plus 5 so that was totally fine, so turn up for my app today and mw asks what i'm expecting to happen so i told her what had been discussed and that was fine, dr came in took one look at my growth chart said i was fine and that the mw was to do the sweep and leave me to term plus 14, the mw then turns round and says to the dr she isn't doing the sweep coz if your mw led they don't do sweeps until term plus 6, the dr practically orders her to do it but the mw stood her ground, the dr then says to her well it's over to you and walks out, the mw was great and asked how i felt, i said i wasn't happy with that and wanted the sweep and although i don't really want started i did want a date if the sweep didn't work, so she goes to get the dr who says she is too busy to come back and see me, so another dr comes in takes one look at my notes and says regardless of risk it's a fertility baby and i shouldn't be left past term plus 5, all very confusing, the mw then explains to the second dr what the first dr has said which she doesn't agree with so then they start to argue and the first dr is practically shouting at the mw that she has told her what to do, oh the politics.

So after an hour and a half the second dr is more that happy to do the sweep which was a little uncomfortable but ok, the first dr then comes back to see me and demands to no why i want a date, i tell her it's becasue that's what she has told me, she then trys to turn it round and make out like i'm getting stressed about the baby which was a load of crap coz i never once mentioned anything about the baby.

We ended up compromising that i had a sweep today then again next mon and have a date for term plus 10 (27th July ) to be induced. Not exactly the outcome i was hoping for but never mind.

Have had a lot of cramp in my tummy and back and braxton hicks but not getting my hopes up.

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Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 5:03am

Om my god Sasha sounds a right nightmare, bet you wish that one of the professionals knew what they were doing. Well lets hope that the sweep gets you going today and you get to meet your baby soon
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Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:33am

Morning girls

Well after a few aches and pains after the sweep by the time i went to bed i had nothing :-(

Tmi time but just been to the toilet and my mucus plug has started to come away (well i'm hoping that's what it is kinda gungy and tinged with dark blood)

Does anyone know if that means your gonna go into labour anytime soon or can it still be a few days off?

Trying not to get too excited lol

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Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:54pm

Oh dear Sasha, you're really having to wait aren't you?! Although the mucus plug is a sign that things are getting ready, it can still be a good while. My cousin's plug came away last week and nothing's happened for her yet :( So although I hope it means something different for you, esp as you're actually due now (!) it doesn't mean you should start making sandwiches for the labour ;)

But it's great that things are starting, and in a few days hopefully you'll be a mum! Yippee!! Maybe now is a good time to get jiggy with DH, have a hot curry, eat pineapple, read 50 Shades of Grey (all the things to get the oxytocin flowing!) and bring it on :)

Holy cow, I just read your post above - what a nightmare! I swear these bloody Drs and midwives don't know the first thing about fertility babies - you should see the experience I had with my MW last week in my diary -she had me in tears! One says one thing, another says another, but they're all just obgyns, none of them are fertility specialists so i think they just make it up as they go along! I specifically asked my consultant at my last appt whether there was any truth to the fact that IVF babies shouldn't go over as the placenta ages (one of the other girls had heard that on FZ) and she said she hadn't heard that, and that if that were the case, the baby would come early anyway... But who knows if she knew what she was saying either! Hang in there and I hope your LO arrives before you have to be induced.

All fine with me, baby still hasn't dropped, his bum's still up under my ribs. But I'm not worried, I don't particularly want all the pelvic pain yet to be honest! And although I'm ready for him, I'm just happy to be having my 4 weeks off before his EDD. So far I've been too busy to relax, but am hoping I will get some time to do so.

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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 9:49am

poor sasha! I just pray it happens soon ad I am sure going over is awful then the confusion! big hugs x

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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 12:15pm

Shasha you have provided such a lovely home for your little one over the past 9 months they just dont want to leave lol!!! Not that it helps, it would be nice to now when they are going to make an appearance, then you could relax.

Jewels mine has dropped have not noticed much pain, get what they call lightening shocks, but feels more like a tickle to be honest, or uncomfortable, i just o bounce on my ball and it feels better.


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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:06pm

Offered you a sweep already Taffy? My midwife said we would discuss that in two weeks at my 40w appointment. Baby's head is 3/5 engaged and all other checks fine. Just got to wait for something to happen now xx
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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 5:28pm

She was asking me if i was fed up and i said no i was fine and feeling a lot f presure down below, she saud as his head is right on the cervix she could give me a sweep next week. I really dont want one, it goes against the hypnobirthing that i have been doing and from what i have read they dont generally work. I am quite happy to hang around until LO wants to come. Are you going to have one whitangel???

I dont know what is wrong with me today, i just dont feel right and def got a bad case of CBA. Had some pains in my side so i have been sat on my ball today watching shite tv. My mum face timed me today on the ipad and she thought i was up to something with hubby as i was bouncing up and down on the ball lol.......he should be so lucky!!!
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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 5:46pm

Evening girls

Still here, no change other than still having my mucus plug coming away.

Feeling very emotional and moody today, can't honestly say i'm fed up being preg or that uncomfortable but my app on Monday is really playing on my mind and i think because we thought for the past 4 weeks that i was only gonna be left 5 days over my date and at the latest our baby would be here would be early next week, to have that taken away has really got to me, i know baby may make an apperance on his own before then and i don't really want to be induced but really can't shake this mood i'm in :-(

Whiteangel - i no each area will be different but my mw said if you are going to be midwife led then the guidelines are term + 6 for a sweep and i think they can do 3 of them in total (obviously several days apart
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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 6:32pm

DAmn Sasha, was hoping you'd have had little one by now!! Oh well, they will take their own precious time. I hope it's before Monday at any rate.

I think every region is different - in ours, you come in at 40 weeks and they give you a sweep. Taffycaz, I also don't want one, and my MW was completely flummoxed when I said 'No thanks' I'll just let him come when he comes (hypnobirthing etc). And to be honest, the NCt classes we had said that the sweep just irritates the cervix, which can help things only if they are ready to happen anyway, but it does the same thing that sex or a hot curry (that gives you diarrhoea) will do. So I reckon I'd rather do those than have someone unnecessarily fiddling with my bits. They've been fiddled with enough considering all the IVF!!

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Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 7:38pm

Not really thought about it Taffy. Will think about it nearer the time if nothing has happened. Was just interested in it being offered early. I'd rather try a sweep than a full on induction if I go overdue but hope I don't get to the point where I have to make that choice. DH just made rather spicy chilli for tea. I asked if he was trying to start things off and he said yes, he fancies the day off work tomorrow but then remembered he hadn't finished buying my birthday presents. Practical as always! All I want for my birthday is to meet my baby. You never know, there is still time!
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Thursday, July 19th 2012, 2:06pm

Afternoon girls

Still no change, mucus plug still coming away.

Whiteangel - that would be great, willing to try pretty much anything now :)

Feel much better today, hubby has just asked if i could wait until Monday as he is very busy at work lol, if only the baby could talk and give me a sign :)

Hopefully gonna go for dinner tonight just somewhere local to take our mind off things.

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Friday, July 20th 2012, 4:19pm

Hey Sasha, it's a very considerate baby you've got there, waiting til it's daddy is ready for it to arrive!! Pity it's not listening to it's mummy though!!

Good luck for this weekend, hope it arrives nice and smoothly.

All good with me and LO, he's growing nicely, MW was happy with him today. I have swelling in my foot, but only the one, isn't that weird?! She said it's normal though. Aren't our bodies strange?

Got my pacapod nappy bag yesterday, very happy with it! How life has changed... love it.

Have finally printed out my birth plan, so now I feel like I'm ready. Although when I was typing it, it felt like I should call it a wishlist rather than a 'plan'. But we can just hope hey?

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Saturday, July 21st 2012, 11:03pm

Hi girls

My little bundle has arrived :) , Oliver was born at 0005hrs on 21/7/12 weighing 7 pounds.

Labour went so quick i can't quite believe it.
Had a mw app on Fri afternoon, she said nothing had changed and head wasn't any further engaged so that was that, went for lunch with hubby then to tesco to get some shopping, i decided i was going to by a nightie for the birth and was having a look at the different kinds of milk. When we got home hubby decided he was going to set up the baby monitor to make sure it worked and i got my maternity bag out and checked what i had to take.

So at half 7 (i had been lying on top of the bed watching tv) hubby shouts on me to see if i want to watch a dvd, so i swung my legs out the bed (only way i could get out ) and thought oh god i have wet myself, ran to the bathroom and a huge gush of water came out onto the bathroom floor just as hubby reached the top of the stairs, i must have been a lovely sight :)
Phoned the hospital and they said to go in when i could so arrived at hospital at 9.30pm, had started having a few pains but nothing drastic, spent an hour in the waiting room at triage at which point my contractions were agony, eventually just after 10.30pm was taken to be examined and i nearly fell of the bed when the mw said i was 8cm, at that stage i new i didn't need much pain releif, managed to waddle down the corridor to the labout suite, i had just got there and i new i had to push, first contraction mw could see his head, i was given gas and air but to be honest i don't think it was working but was great for biting on the tube lol, and shortly after baby was born : D

Still can't really believe it.

And i was home by half 3 21/7/12.

Now baby is screeming his lungs out, i have had no sleep and hubby is in bed snoring like a pig, and so motherhood begins.
i'm off to attend to a hungry boy.

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Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 8:40am

Wow - congratulations Sasha!! That's a very quick labour & with no pain relief either - you have a very high pain threshold :)

Enjoy motherhood and hope to see you across on the new parent thread.

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Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 10:14am

Sasha so excited reading your birth story, after all of that waiting he rushes into the world bless him. Enjoy your first day together, so excited for you hun xxxx
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Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 10:19am

Wow sasha that is fantastic news and so quick! The third baby to share my birthday so far! Oliver is a lovely name. Well I'm now officially 30 and had a lovely party in the garden in the sunshine yesterday. Ready for baby to make an appearance now! Just got to eat all of the left over cake. Do you think that will help squash him out? Xx
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Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 5:41pm

Oh wow Sasha, that's great news! Congratulations. So pleased he made up for making you wait, and arrived so safely and smoothly. Well done to the clever mummy!

Enjoy these precious moments with your special boy.

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Monday, July 23rd 2012, 8:43am

Sasha congrats to all of u, a lovely name. I have a nephew called Oliver. Hope you are settling into motherhood well. X

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Monday, July 23rd 2012, 8:57am

So next will be a nifty! You or me hope? Xx
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