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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:11 PM
Can't stay as I have people over for dinner, but just quickly:
qldmum04 - those pictures in theatre are incredible!! Your anethetist was a star photographer, what a great job! I hope I can have such beautiful photos...
God tips, too!! Thanks very much. I don't have any specific questions yet about the procedure... though I've booked us both into an additional "parent education session" on c-sections in a couple of weeks to find out more about our hospital's procedures/policies. They did cover a bit in our antenatal classes, but this is a whole 2 hour session just on C/S
OK - gotta run! Night all x
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:03 PM
qldmum - gorgeous photo's and thanks for the c/s tips. I think it is good to be prepared for any situation when giving birth and the tips are really useful
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:20 PM
qldmum: gorgeous photo's I am hoping I can get some beautiful newborn photo's like yours. When C was born, we only got 1 photo of him as a newborn, and that was an hour after he was born.
~Shell13~: Wow! your family is just gorgeous! And can I just say that for a Mum of 13, with her 14th on the way, you look fantastic!
This week is my last week as a teacher, well for this year anyway. I feel very sad leaving my Year 6's, but their new teacher is great!
I haven't done this birthing thing in 13 years (13 years ago, right now I was giving birth) and I am so nervous. I have finished my monthly appointments and I am going each fortnight now. I had a bit of a scare at the start of this week with intense BH, bleeding and I passed a clot around the sixe of half a $1 coin. Everything was ok - I honestly didn't get the explanation that I wanted, but I was told to rest, rest, rest.
I haven't even started with the nursery or any baby things. We only have a few gifts that have been given to us. I am excited to finish work though as this means - baby shopping
Will talk to you all later
Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:30 AM
I am sorry I have been MIA. I have been busy trying to wrap up my class before school holidays. I am now offically on leave! YAY!
I am at my Mum and Dads this but I will try to keep up as much as I can.
I hope this finds you all well. I have not had a chance to go back through the last couple of threads yet.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:21 AM
I'm home today with a sick DS. He has a cold.
We had his birthday party on Saturday, was lovely. We hired the mini trains for 2hrs and the kids had a ball!
I had a very busy day on Friday getting ready, shopping in the morning then baking all day and decorating the train cake. I don't think I got to bed until after midnight. It was raining so I was stressing about what to do with 23 children if it was raining in the morning and finally fell asleep around 2am when the rain stopped! I was SO exhausted yesterday.
Shell - that's a lovely wedding photo! Everyone looks very happy.
qldmum04 - Great photo's!
Nut - hope the Dr could help you with your cough.
Tara - how scary for you, glad everything is ok.
That's about it from me this morning, have a great day!
Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:23 AM
Lots of people seem to have cold or are sick or with sick kids at the moment... I hope everyone starts to feel better. My DH is getting sick, I think it maybe tonsilitis, he used to get it heaps but no so much since we've been together.
qldmum- Greaet job on the tips for the c-section!!!
I'd also like to add (being a theatre nurse and having done a hundred c-sections- maybe not 100, but heaps) that at our hospital we dont lower the barrier for mum to see her bub. We take the baby out, the surgeon passes it off to the midwife, who checks the baby, pinks it up with a few puffs of 02 if required (will also bee seen by the anethatist if required), dad usually comes over for this part, and then bubs usually gets the vitamen injection, cord cut shorter and then is wrapped up and taken to mum. We don't breast feed in theatre (the midwifes may bring the baby back to recovery for you to do it there). Once the bubs is ok and we're just left to stitch you up, the partner, baby and midwife head back to mid to wait for you.
I'm sure its different everywhere. If anyone has any questions about the actual procedure I'm happy to answer.
~Shell13~ - What a big day that must have been, getting everyone ready and organised...
I have just gotten back from gippy, spending time with my family , but I missed DH so so much. his been so great lately, his been more caring and loving then ever before. I am so much in its crazy!!!!
I am starting to really enjoy being pregnant now with the morning sickness just having left. The belly growing, I have some aches and pains and hard nights sleeping, but with out work I am happier!!!
I bought everything for the baby on tuesday. I got the pram, capsule, high chair, cot, matress, tall boy with change table on top. I haven't picked up the cot or tall ball yet, waiting for them to come in. I bought some more mcn of ebay! It feels great to have it all sorted!!!
I think thats all from me. Have been reading everyday as usual, but not much to report.
Oh my friend went into labour last night, went to hospital at 2am, haven't heard anything furher yet. Fingers crossed she's ok and everything is going smoothly!!!
Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:51 AM
bnblewis - Where I have my bubs, they give you the option of taking down barrier and "seeing" them take out bubs and I'm a to that!!! They passed me my 2nd DS because he was screeching his head off before he was even fully out, but my 1st DS I didn't get to hold for ages as he was an emergency with bad meconeum (spelling!!) amniotic fluid. Both times different OB's (as both emergencies) so I'll see what they do this time! It was great that they passed me bubs right after he come out, rather than wrapped up and cleaned down abit. I wasn't able to hold him at this point, just to look at him for about 20 seconds, then was passed to the midwife. It felt a bit more special. But again, I think it's just because he pinked up so quick while screaming is head off!
Edited by qldmum04, 29 June 2009 - 11:53 AM.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:23 PM
qldmum - See I would opt for the no screen option... And a mirror!!!
They are great photos. My mother took pics of Alex's birth, though I didn't realise until I saw them later. I knew she was taking pics (part of her role there as well as support).
Shelly - Lovely photo! Looks like it was a nice day.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:13 PM
I'm sorry..."ME" post coming up. I just REALLY need an outlet right now.
I'm still in the daily grind at work with five weeks left 'til I go on maternity leave. In informed my mgr of my pregnancy in early January, but apparently it's only been in the past few weeks that it's hit him. He's really piling on the tasks that "need to be done before I go." I've been trying to cope. Then, today....news that one of the key personnel in the business has been made redundant and a huge part of his role will be passed on to me!!!
How does that make sense?!? To top it all off, they chose a replacement for me who will come in only three days a week. So, he's really expecting that in the next 5 wks, I'll be able to learn everything off this other guy, add it to my existing role, and simplify everything enough so it's done as a 3-days-a-week role?!?
I don't know whether I should or or just hand in my resignation now!!
BBL for personals. Sorry again for the "ME" post.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:24 PM
Giselle - If resigning is a real option for you, then perhaps you should discuss it first with your manager outlining exactly what he's expecting you to do and make it known that it's just not on.
And then if that doesn't help... Quit.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:35 PM
Sorry, another ME post, but I will bbl for personals. (Gisellen - I can relate so will reply in detail when I get home tonight).
In the meantime - have any of you second (or more) time mums ever had a really big fright while pregnant? I'm sure everything is okay and bub is moving around but I was sitting at my desk on the 31st floor of a big building about 2 hours ago and the floor to ceiling window exploded inwards. I'm okay - covered in water and pretty shaken up, but the shards of glass missed me because the blind was down. I figure there's no real need to call the doctor because bub seems to be fine, but does anyone think otherwise?
Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:43 PM
Had OB appointment today, nothing has changed, bubs head is down though which makes cord prolapse less likely now if my waters break, so that's a relief! Still have to see him weekly, everything is back for what they tested for now, and all negative which is great! So he said will just have to wait until bubs is born to rule out other possibilities. Apparently she will still have to go to special care to be monitored for heart and oxygen levels (even if they can't see anything wrong) but he obviously doesn't know how long for, the paed will do all that when she's born. that's it's a VERY short stay! I'm not sure what happens with breastfeeding either, I'm hoping that they will bring her to me then take her back, but I really have no idea what to expect.
I love the first pic of my DS being born, the way the background dimmed with the flash of the camera, and the theatre lights made around him bright just worked so well!!
Norina I didn't get any photos of my first son being born either, he was a very stressful emergency c/s birth, and I didn't get any photos until a few hours later as he had to go to special care for awhile to be monitored. So I was soooo happy to get some actual birth photos with my 2nd son!!
Giselle - I'm with Nut, talk to him, tell him what he's expecting of you is unrealistic and stressful. And I also agree that if you don't plan on returning after bubs, I'd tell your OB or Dr to write a letter saying that you need to finish work "for medical reasons" then he won't get his back up - and you still get a nice reference!! After all, your manager is being very selfish him/herself actually expecting you to take on more work "just because you're going soon."
Nut I can imagine that you wouldn't remember your mum taking photos, I think you were pretty occupied at the time!! - re screen - The whole idea of seeing inside my tummy FREAKS me out but when they did take the screen down show me my darling little boy, I honestly have to say I didn't even think to look at anything but my little boy. I didn't know they were going to do it either, just did it themselves so it worked out awesome!
Cas Glad you enjoyed your baby shower and got spoilt! I tried to see your bubs name but it wouldn't let me
to everyone else
Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:43 PM
Giselle- I felt like resigning a few weeks before my annual leave then maternity leave kicked in, but if you do that then you wont get paid for your maternity leave. For me getting paid for 10 weeks and not working for it was worth sticking it out! You can get your Dr to write a letter stating for medical reasons that you need to commence your maternity leave early, or use sick leave (if you have any) until your maternity leave kicks in. Or tell your boss that your not coping and may leave early if he doesn't come to a sensible option. It is illegal for them to put to much work on you, if it i viewed as 'punishment' for being pregnant and leaving. just my opinion.... i hope it works out! Keep us updated what you tell them.
wilma09- why did the window implode.... I hope you feel ok. I'd think the baby should be fine if there was no impact, but your body may respond to stress. If you feel the same with your pregnancy (baby moving etc, no bleeding etc) then you should be ok. But its always best to get things looked over. Maybe even call the midwifery department and ask their opinion! I hope you feel better soon!
*MrsCas*- I'm glad your baby shower went well! I don't know if I'm having one, or when. I'm not metioning it, I assume my family will plan one if they think I should have one. I dont really have many friends to do that sort of thing (jst 3 big sisters) I'm glad the day was good fun!!!
Off to check the chicken and corn soup I am making for the sick husband. YUMMO!!!
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:37 PM
Gisellen - On the up side, your boss obviously sees you as incredibly capable and is going to miss you. I agree that you probably need to talk to him and explain that while you understand that the business has had to make certain decisions, there is only so much you can do (pregnant or not). I have been quite fortunate that my boss has two young children and hasn't overloaded me (something I was a bit worried about). If you can ride it out til you go on maternity leave (or finish early) then you can be pretty sure that this will have worked itself out by the time you get back because there's no way your replacement will be able to do what they are expecting you to do and they'll be forced to make other decisions (I hope!!). Whatever you decide to do, good luck.
bnb - Thanks for the hug Those big buildings have double windows (an internal and an external) and condensation had built up in between the two (a fact reported several times, but building management didn't think it was a risk). So, it appears that the pressue built up and bam....I was a bit shaken but am much better now that I am home on the couch in my pjs I'm hoping both bub (who hasn't stopped wriggling all afternoon) and I will sleep well tonight.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:09 PM
Geez Bree, that must have given you an awful shock! Must have been a bit of an engineering fault for the condensation to be able to build up in the first place...?
Glad you're OK!
Cas - glad you had fun at your baby shower! Sounds like you got loads of presents, lucky you!
It looks like I'll be having a baby shower around the 1st August when I'm roughly 36 weeks. Quite late, but my SIL, step-MIL and lots of other family are overseas until then so that's the best timing.
Meanwhile the lovely girls at work are planning something sneaky and have simply asked me to put aside "a few hours" on a particular date. They won't tell me what's happening, only that it includes lunch. Should be fun!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:10 AM
OMG Bree!! Thank god you didn't get any glass on you!!! How scary! As for bubs, she'd sure get your adrenalin rush!! Wow, it's shocking that something like that could happen and potentially hurt so many people!
WOOHOO! 33 weeks today, 1 more week to got then if bubs decides to come out early I won't have to go to Brisbane. yaaaayyyyyyy stay in there baby!!!
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:11 AM
Wow Bree, how scary! I'm sure bub is fine. I was in a car accident when I was 30 weeks pregnant with DS1. I spent the afternoon in the hospital for monitoring but everything was fine. Hope you can relax now.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:09 AM
Well, I bit the bullet and made a GP appointment today. The breaking point was last night when I woke up unable to breathe. After an hour I could still get very little oxygen, was dizzy, couldn't sit up much less stand and would have passed out had I not already been laying down.
We decided to go to emergency but waited 2 hours without even being offered oxygen. Eventually it settled enough and we decided to leave. Went to maternity and they did a CTG monitoring for me and all was well, though I was hooked up for about 45 minutes. They had to wait until she woke up a bit and moved around enough before they would let me go, but all is well.
Midwife had a feel and said that she feels like a lovely small baby, which is comforting given the GD issues. And that I don't look anywhere near 33 weeks which is nice too
Wow Bree!!! That would have gotten the heart pumping!!!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:04 AM
Cas - I would love to read your blog and have pm'd you!
Nut - glad all is well!
Bree - glad you are ok too! What a scare!
Friend of mine had a baby boy yesterday early morning (1am), 3rd bubba, 10lb 5ounces!!! 1hr and 10min labour and no tearing! She went to the birth centre I am attending and had a wonderful experience, staying the rest of the night and leaving first thing in the morning. He is such a cute little chubba, makes me soooo clucky!
Not long and it will be my turn again! I hope to have a labour as good as hers!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:40 AM
Still here and still trying to recover, still not well but hopefully on the road to recovery..
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