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#51 porkchop's mama

Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

Kels - thanks for the iron suggestion.  I'll see how I go with the tablets that the pharmacy at the specialists centre mix up.  So far so good.

MrsL and frogcal - thanks for the info re kick counts.  I reckon the online guides are much more particular than what goes on in real life for practitioners.  Good to get perspective and know that the counts aren't necessary on a daily basis.  Mrs L, will have a look at the Avent breast pump too.

leafprincess - hope all is well with you.


Another weekend, another round of online purchases for bubs.  Today I ordered a Manduca baby sling and a b.box nappy and wipes holder for the baby bag.  Went with the Manduca because it seems to work well with newborns (has the insert for their necks inbuilt) and I will possibly be able to borrow the an Ergo from my sister in law.

Had to move away from the computer after this because it's just too easy to keep ordering more stuff.

Take care all and stay well.


#52 Jlhb

Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

Hi Everyone

Just a quick drop in to say hello. Been reading everyones posts, but so busy with work that I havent had time to do personals.

Hows everyones belly's looking? Mine is really low slung! She seems to hang out right down the bottom of my tummy. Must be a nice little quiet corner down there! Lots of movements. Sometimes she does what i call a clock hand and her feet go from the right rib side across by bellybutton to the left. Cute.

Got my GTT on monday. Nervous as OB has said i might be borderline.

Porkchop - i just bought the performance ergo at the baby expo - hubby tried it on and they put a practice doll baby in it for him so he could see what it was like. Thinks its solid and supportive. Did you try the manduca there? I think the reality has just hit home for him that we will be a family very soon!

Is anyone else having difficulty walking far? Im literally out of breath and waddling. Hills are the worst! I walked 1.8km to get to a concert yesterday and it took forever...just out of breath really easily, and then when she wriggles it sends me running for the loo! Used to gym everyday....how depressing.

#53 Nikk82

Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:22 PM


I don't get on here very much, hope everyone is well biggrin.gif

Almost 30 weeks and going along nicely, no problems. I have finished up work and enjoying being a SAHM. Can't believe how quickly this pregnancy has flown original.gif

Could someone please pm the link for FB group, I get on their more often than here TIA

#54 Nutty nut

Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

Is it another week and then we're all past 30 weeks? That was a terribly nice milestone to reach. Leaf, still hoping you get past a whole lot more, but each week that goes by must be music to your ears.

Hospital antenatal classes start on Tuesday, but DP and I have done some Clarity birthing classes the last 2 weeks (similar to Calm birth i think) and as a not so into alternative medicine type usually, I found it very interesting, and it's certainly changed my way of looking at things. The proof will be in the pudding, but I'd recommend anyone who hasn't give a hypnobirthing class a try!

Anyone worried about not being organised, the nursery is still our junk room that I can barely get into, so you're way ahead of me. Otherwise, I'm refluxing like crazy, but otherwise feeling great. Bubs is still up really high, so no waddling at all yet, but not so good for the digestion. My obs is very laid back, which is actually great for me as a paranoid first timer, but I have had some bloods being Rh negative: I'm really not sure anything else is needed if all is going well. I keep getting worried about lack of movements, usually when I'm busy, and then bubs goes wild when I sit down: we're calling it a Pecan party now (Pecan being bubs's nickname)

Not long to go now!

#55 Stardusties

Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

Hi everyone. Hope you're all well and the Bubba's are behaving!

Red nut That's a cute nickname, and one you don't hear often at all.

Jlhb Yep my belly is still low as well. I know Baby is sitting down in my pelvis and it actually looks a little funny because there's still a heap of room between belly and boobs. Do people tell you that you're small for how far along you are? I get it constantly and I've got a feeling it's because Baby chills out down the bottom of my belly.

MrsLightyear We finished our antenatal classes last week. I found them to be fun, fairly informative too. Baby still hasn't turned yet, she tried (rather violently) the other night and got stuck in the transverse position which made it difficult to get to sleep. She's now back in breech which is much more comfortable for me, and apparently her also. I see the midwives again at 36 weeks because I do shared care so we'll most likely make a decision about the c-section then. Also my back pain is much better, thanks for asking  happy.gif

Izy Bee Yep this one kicks me so hard I think her foot will come out and that'll be the end of that. Or she'll headbutt my ribs if I sit hunched over. I too wonder how I'll make it through the next 9 weeks if she keeps it up.

AFM Well there have been some problems with my dizziness returning over the last couple of weeks and a few vision problems as a result. BP is fine, if a little low so maybe I just need new glasses. I'm a bit reluctant to get a new prescription though, just in case they change back after Baby is born.

How is everyone going with their sleep? I've heard a lot of people say it gets worse in the last trimester but to be honest I've always had crap sleep so it won't be all that different for me. I am finding it harder to be able to put pants on (skirts are my new best friend) and bend to get things off the floor though, so maybe it's the luck of the draw. Anyway hope everyone is well and enjoyed their weekend.

#56 Meg88

Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

MrsLightyear: I'm going through a midwifery group and the only bloods I've had since the initial confirmation of pregnancy has been for the Gestational diabetes screen and iron check. Kinda wanted them to check for vit D + calcium levels too though as I think they were border line when I 1st got my BFP. And they've only checked my urine at the 1st booking in appt, although they did ask at the last visit if I wanted it checked (if I suspected UTI) but I said not to worry.

Jlhb: My bubbas laying low too. I'm only just starting to get the occasional movement up top.

Rednut: I think if anything I'm over-organised at this stage (one of the side effects of working in a baby store I think wink.gif ). I do still have to wash all the baby's things though, pack hosp bags, and go bra shopping.

Stardusties: No good about the dizziness, but good to hear your BP isn't high. As for sleep, so far I'm still going ok. The biggest thing I find is I'm getting uncomfartable, achy legs it the early morning which can be annoying to try and get comfy and back to sleep. Otherwise can't complain yet (touch wood!).

AFM: I've just finished a very busy weekend of work (gotta love sale month while 31weeks preggers). Got tomorrow off which I think will be devoted to aqua aerobics and house work, then Tuesday I've got my growth scan at the hospital which I'm really looking forward to getting to see my little guy again original.gif
And for now off for TV time and ice cream, yay!

#57 KiwiMelW

Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:58 AM

Hey ladies,

How was everyones weekend?

MrsLightyear - yeah im a little gutted, but after starting my birth centre antenatal classes i dont mind. I also now have the birthskills book which was recommended in its place, so I will read that and hopefully it will help.

Im home sick frmo work with a really bad cold and I cant sleep. So not good.

I feel like I did in the first trimester and told my DH if it goes back to that im finishing work earlier.  All I want to do is crawl into bed nad sleep but i get  there and cant sleep.

OH Ive definitely decided that Im going to have a water birth as well.

#58 porkchop's mama

Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:18 AM

Morning ladies!!

Oh no!  It seems like quite a few of us are regressing to first tri symptoms.  I just felt seedy all day yesterday.  Nothing I did made the nausea or that mild headache go away.  Except eating KFC mash and some fancy vegetable flavoured potato chips for lunch and dinner.....  At least I don't have that metallic, bitter aftertaste back.

Sleep wise, up every 4 hours or so most nights except every third one when I'm so tired I sleep right through.

Anyway, 25 until mat leave.  I'm glad I'm doing my extra weekend shifts now rather than later because I don't think I'll be up for it by the end of my time here at work.

#59 MuppetGirl

Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE (Red nut @ 13/10/2012, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone worried about not being organised, the nursery is still our junk room that I can barely get into, so you're way ahead of me.

Disorganisation aplenty here too original.gif bubs room is also still a junk room and it needs to be cleared out, painted and then have the nursery furniture put together. The problem is, we cannot do it until we have sorted out the front, unused, living room! 7 weeks to go, Somehow I doubt it will be done laughing2.gif

Porkchop - The only time I was ever told to kick count was late in my first pregnancy when DD stopped moving for a few days. I notice this baby of mine now has some days where he is very quiet and doesn't move much and then others where he moves a lot. Also, bub is probably moving more than you know. When you get busy or distracted you probably don't notice it as much.

AFM - Yep back to first trimester here too. Morning sickness is back and the tiredness is really bad. Add heartburn and severe SPD in to the mix and it isn't much fun wink.gif

My final uni exam is in 2 weeks though and thank gosh, school holidays are over today!

#60 LunaTwilight88

Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

Good Evening Ladies....
Hope everyone is feeling good and enjoying the last weeks of pregnancy. We had our first antenatal class tonight, I was kinda nervous because I had no idea what to expect. We have 2 more clases to go to. Tonight they took us for a tour of the birthing and assesment centre and showed us the birthing rooms and what not. First thing we did was go through what you need to take to the hospital. I must admit I was gloating a bit when we left to DF as he said we wouldnt need mittens or socks due to being in the hospital and it would be Hot outside and that was one of the first things she said haha. They did bring up one big issue DF and I are having about who will be in the delivery room. I havent discussed anything with either of our mothers yet but I would like them there for the labour but for the actual birth I want just my fiance and I. Still thinking about how to bring up the topic. I know both of them are very understanding and its not going to cause any problems but I want to say it right so they feel included without actually being there for the main event so to speak.
Im feeling better and now am just on the tail-end of my flu but its taken a week and a half of antibiotics to get here. Im glad im off the antibiotics now as my doctor said if I wasnt better by Friday this week She will be sending me to hospital so thankfully im better. Just have a rotten cough that wont go away.
I Hit 30 weeks today. Was a big milestone for me. My mum went into labour with a baby before me at 29 weeks and unfortunatly she didnt make it so ive been very paranoid about getting past that point.
Im really couting down the days now I have left of work. I havent had time off for about 5 years now so I may freak when I actually go on leave....hmmmmm should be interesting.

#61 JennaJ

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

she's here! Annabelle Lucy arrived last Tuesday 9th October at 32 weeks. She decided she was coming and that was it. She is a tiny 1.65kgs and 43cms long and is in NICU, but doing well.  Can't wait  until we can bring her home in 5-7 weeks, now I just have to get organised and do all that cleaning and shopping I was planning to do when my maternity leave actually started in another 4 weeks.
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancies!

#62 Leafprincess

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

Congrats Jenna- glad to hear Annabelle is doing well

Porkchop- now I want mash potatoes for dinner! Not that organized myself either, haut getting bits and pieces as we go. I can't drive  ATM (tummy gets in the way of the steering wheel) so I have to save shopping trips to to the weekends when DP drives me everywhere.

Kiwi Mel- hope you are feeling better and the nasty cold has gone away. I had a cough for a while (which is so joyful when your bladder is on the brink as it is) anyway I drank hot water with honey and apple cider vinager it sounds foul, but it clears up a cough very quickly.

AFm see the ob this Thursday, hopefully will set a date for the c-section. He won't let me to natural because of my blood pressure. Otherwise ok, just tired and suffering from third trimester insomnia.

Anyone else getting those Braxton hicks?

#63 Pssst...

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Just popping in to say a huge congratulations to Jenna!! Hope your get to bring your gorgeous girl home really quickly xx

#64 steen2007

Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Jenna- Congrats, love the name and hope she is thriving and home soon.

Leafprincess- Yes to braxton kicks. Yucky things.

AFM- Hubby home for the weekend this weekend and we have our antenatal re fresher course on. DH wanted to know if he had to do it, but I told him after 5 year since the last one it might be a good idea.

#65 Stardusties

Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:17 PM

Congratulations Jenna! Hope Miss Annabelle thrives and you get to bring her home soon.

#66 ~bluebird~

Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

Congratulations Jenna, glad Annabelle is doing well, hope things go smoothly for the next few weeks.

Yes to BH, getting really tight under myright ribs and feel quite awkward.

Moved DS into a bed the other day he was so excited, and now we have a cot for baby!

#67 Marah'smom

Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:28 PM

Congrats Jenna! Hope everything goes well and that you are able to bring her home soon.

Haven't been able to post as I am soo busy at work and home. No nursery ready (glad I'm not the only one!) because hubby is doing a walk-in robe in our room and we are hoping to get an en suite finished as well.What is it with having a baby and renovations??

Hope everyone is doing well. Tiredness is also back here, but I'm also not sleeping well at night so that doesn't help. Went for a GTT  yesterday and had to have a lie down half way through as I was feeling sick and dizzy. Hope the results are ok. I will be 31 weeks on Friday which is a milestone as I had that pre-term labour scare when I was 24 weeks. Had an U/S last week and baby growing well, so that's a relief.

Need some inspiration for the nursery..any ideas? It has to be unisex as we don't know the sex.

#68 KiwiMelW

Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:02 AM

Hey ladies

Jenna - Congrats! Is your bubs the first in our DIG?

Marah's Mom - Have you checked out www.projectnursery.com  Has great inspirational stuff for nurserys.  I have to wait for the new carpet and Robes to go into all the rooms before I can start putting stuff in there.  But our room colours are navy blue white, grey and a deep bright Orange.

I'll take some pics of my finished drawers I did for the nursery in the nursery section.

Leaf - thanks im feeling much better, still tired.  I havent got any braxton hicks yet.

AFM - We were keeping our name a secret from everyone IRL, if you follow me on here you'de know the name i have chosen. Anyway DH said I could tell my Mum. She knew it was a secret and told my auntie, who told my cousin, who put it in a post to me on facebook. I deleted the post and it was on her wall so im hoping that no one had a chance to see it. Dh is going to kill me. I cant help I come from a family of female blabbers.

#69 LunaTwilight88

Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

Congratulations Jenna. Really hope Annabelle stays strong and you get to take her home soon. Good luck with getting everything you need done in the next few weeks.

#70 Jlhb

Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:38 AM

Congrats Jenna on your bubs birth. How exciting the first officially announced bub in the DIG. hope she grows quickly and well so that you can take her home soon. Lovely news.

Stardusties - yes I'm told I'm smallish for 7 months. Although feel huge! But I do have low amniotic fluid and so that would keep my tummy a bit smaller than normal too. She hangs out down the bottom usually head first or transverse. So a very low slung tummy. They say boys sit higher and pointier don't they? I wonder how true that is?

Meg88 good to hear I'm not alone! Do you find bubs sits on your bladder all the time? I have to rush off to wee so often but there's always hardly anything! Just the pressure triggering it I guess.

AFM had my gt on Monday and awaiting results. I actually lve the drink tastes like mountain dew! So quite happy to be subjected to it original.gif funnily enough I never drink soft drink either but don't complain when I do. Getting some real aching pain low in pelvis at base of uterus. Wndering if it's reg ligament pain or something else. Haven't had it before and had to take panadol to sleep last night. Just this surging constant ache. Developed costo condritis (don't know how to spell) but it's inflammation of the rib part due to coughing from the flu, and then due to the flaring of our ribs during preg. So sore! Have to grab my rib to cough or sneeze to support it. Ugh.

Has anyone bought an expressed yet? I looked on amazon at the avent electronic pum but some of the reviews said they fall apart in a matter of weeks. So I've been holding off.

Hope everyone's well not long to go!

#71 KiwiMelW

Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

jhlb - I bought a unimom forte double electric pump. That can be used as just a single or a double.

Its cheaper than a medela and apparently its quite good from the reviews on productreview.com.au  Hope it works out.

#72 Stardusties

Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

KiwiMel Oh that's no good that everyone knows Bubbas name now. It's for that reason exactly that DP and I are keeping it a very closely guarded secret, because my Mum couldn't keep it to herself to save her life. All the family try and get it out of me but I won't tell, so they're all placing bets on what it will be. I've got a nice little list of things we aren't calling her lol.

Jlhb I've got a manual Tommee Tippee closer to nature pump since I only plan to express for the odd overnight feed. Apparently the teats on the bottles mimic a nipple and it had fairly decent reviews so I snatched it up while it was on special. Still getting the 'oh you're so small' comments, but I'm hearing you on feeling huge, I can't imagine getting any bigger!

Leafprincess Glad to hear you're doing okay. Do you have any idea how soon your OB is looking to do the c-section? I imagine it's getting close, you must be getting excited to meet your little dude  original.gif  I'm not sure if they count as BH, but I get period-like pain down low that usually lasts the whole day.

AFM I think I scared the doctor a little this morning  unsure.gif He took my BP as usual, all okay,  but my pulse was 140 odd. Poor guy nearly died LOL. So after much double checking and asking if I felt okay (I did) he sent me off for another ECG and told me to see him next week. If I get any signs of funny vision I'm to go straight to hospital, because of my funny spell on Saturday.

My cheeky little Bub is still breech, so I'm booked in for a repeat scan at 36 weeks to check her position and decide where to go from there. It's all happening so quickly!!

#73 Jlhb

Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Stardusties how far along are you? My bubs has never actually been in breech. I figure she's been looking for the express exit since day one!

Kiwimel thanks for the tips. Manual is certainly a lot cheaper and given they are less likely to fall apart I am seriously considering one.

AFM  just had ob check up and he's happy. Bubs looks good in there, is moving lots, and has a 'bottom end of normal'  amount of fluid around her. I get midline aches really low in my uterus ob thinks it's abdominal separation. Charming. We are thinking we will call our little one Jeorgia for something different.

#74 Leafprincess

Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

Hi everyone

I was reading an article about expressing before baby is due and they recommend using hand/manual rather than a pump because the pump can damage your breast tissue. It might be worth speaking to a LC before attempting to express. Also the article me tinned that initially you"ll only be able to collect a small amount and to ask your midwife/care provider for syringes to store it in.

I am purchasing the Ameda purely yours breast pump. Went with this one because its hospital grade flow system, option for double pumping, variable suction control, sized breast flange, warranty and Bpa free.

JLHB- that's a lovely name for your little girl

Stardusties- wow that is a high heart rate, did you run to the appointment? Yes,funny vision is one of the first symptoms of per-eclampsia which can come on very quickly.the next time you get visual disturbances, rock up to the labour ward. I figure better to look li,e an idiot than for something horrible to happen. Hhmm I'm no expert but its like a cramp that comes for a bit then leaves. Your tummy tightens. Hard to describe.

I see the OB tomorrow and we will set the date for the C-section hopefully. I'm thinking either the 1st or the 12th of Nov at this stage. I don't want to push it much further because I risk going into labour and ending up with an emergency C-section. Ideally I would prefer a natural birth but seeing its not possible now, so the next best thing is to have an 'organized c-section'

kiwiMel- oh dear, the best laid plans....... Seems everyone was just super excited. How are those renovations coming along? Are you sitting cross legged until your hubby gets them finished?  tongue.gif I have tickets o. The halfway line, 7 rows from the  paddock for the Bledisloe this weekend and I can't go   cry1.gif DP was saying he wouldn't go either, but I insisted he go, no point us both missing out. He's going to take my BIL in place of me. Guess the football just is the best place for a walking egg who weeks every 30-40 minutes.

So i will give an update after my appointment tomorrow. Have a great day everyone  tthumbs.gif

#75 Stardusties

Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

Jlhb That's a beautiful name. I'm somewhere between 31 and 32+2 weeks, depending on the doctor at the time. I figure she'll be here by the end of Dec either way so I'm not too worried about the exact date. I just say late Dec if someone asks my EDD  original.gif Bubba has been breech since 27ish weeks and seems to sit that way constantly so maybe she likes it more  shrug.gif

Leafprincess Haha no I drove, got there early and was sitting down for a good ten minutes before I was even called in to see him! He's more worried because of the SVT in the family, which my Mum developed during pregnancy so he's just keeping a close eye on things for me. I'm a pre-eclampsia baby myself, which I've read gives me a higher chance of getting it, so I'm watching my BP at home with Dad's monitor and trying not to stress too much.

Wow the 1st isn't that long away at all! I too would prefer an 'elective' c-section if it comes to that, so hopefully you get the date tomorrow and can organise everything ahead of time  happy.gif

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