26/08/2009, 11:49 AM
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26/08/2009, 11:53 AM
GOLD - YAY
26/08/2009, 11:55 AM
26/08/2009, 11:59 AM
In regards to shopping, i have done none!! It still seems like its too early and everything will just turn up around the right time. Maybe im naive in thinking that but surely...
imme - I read about your low placenta, i have one too. Im also disappointed and frustrated and really hope it moves. I really didnt want to have a c section but i guess ill just have to wait till my 34 weeks scan an work it out then. As long as everyone is healthy, it doesnt matter, ill get over it.
s-mone - i agree with you, i cant beleive how on top of everything people are! I havnt even thought half the stuff people are talking about.
ellabarrett -thanks for the heads up with the swimwear, im going to grab some of those for sure!
eggy - im stoked to hear your baby's kidney thing is probably nothing - yay!!
Ive still got no movement at the moment which is kinda weird but im sure it will come soon. I know everyone is different. BTW this is one crazy forum, so much information, it takes ages to read through everyone's posts before you know whats going on and then theres a new thread!!!
26/08/2009, 11:59 AM
Didnt say much in the last reply, just wanted that GOLD medal!
What do you guys think of the name Kellen for a boy? Its of Irish decent. I heard it on the tele the other day and keep going back to it. Hmmm. I also like Logan, Ryan, Riley. I think the middle name will be Christopher DH's name, not sure if I am really into family names but will see I guess.
I have been busy painting DD's old wardrobe and draws as since we moved she has built ins in her room and we are using her old ones for the baby, but since its a boy and they were red and pink, I have had to paint the pink bits! Hope they look ok. When I have finished and I work out how to post a pic I will show you all. I am way to organised, I am going to be really bored the next few months!
Well, off to work for me now, only 3 hours though
Enjoy the day, its soooo windy in melb and cold, wish summer would hurry up!
26/08/2009, 12:25 PM
Sarah - are they the Ikea ones? You are very good for starting to paint! I actually measured up the nursery (currently DD2s room) as I want to rearrange the furniture.. something different YKWIM? I looove Irish names, my DD1s name is Irish.
eggy - wonderful, wonderful news about bub's kidneys!
bbl, I'm starving... again.
26/08/2009, 01:49 PM
I'm still off work, did my tax return and I'm getting $37 back and have to pay the other $3500 to HECS which I'm not impressed about but what can you do? I went to the GP the other day about my cough and after her telling me there was nothing I could do except rest and take Butter Menthols she asked if I wanted her to put the Doppler on. I think she was bored. So we listened to the heartbeat, which was nice of her because she didn't have to do that.
My friends had a baby yesterday at about 39 and a half weeks, it is her first and only 6 hour labour. She is a lovely little thing but I can't believe how much hair she has! Dad is half Asian and she has so much black hair it looks amazing! I have another friend who is now 5 days overdue, I hope that doesn't happen to me!
Nursery I've got just about everything for the nursery but we have to move house first so nothing is set up. I don't have the furniture but getting that from DP's brother so don't have to worry about it yet. My theme is going to be fairytales so I have some nice frog princes, castle themed things etc. Don't tell anyone but I've been collecting things for years lol.
Eggy aren't you a bit annoyed that the doctors made you worry about nothing? Making an appt and everything just for them to casually tell you, oh don't worry about it.
dueinjan2010 I really like Kellen, I like different names but it's without being wierd.
I also like Ethan, Zachary, Oliver and Finn is my nickname so I definitely like that! I don't know anyone called Cadence but it's pretty and will grow on me.
Movement When I first felt movement I wasn't sure either. It's so soft and fleeting you can't tell if you imagined it then doesn't happen again for hours. My little girl goes constantly now but I find mostly just after I have eaten and if I lie on my back and keep still. I'm trying to eat a range of foods now because they say bubs can taste the amniotic fluid depending on what you've eaten and they get a taste for a variety of foods. Don't know how true this is but it can't hurt. Chilli tofu here I come!
DPs X wife gave us a big bag of newborn disposables nappies which was nice. Her boy must have grown out of them by now. I have read that it's better to use disposables in the first few days because that meconium ruins the cloth nappies so I guess I'll use them, or maybe if I know we're going out.
Well better get off to tidy the house for photos tomorrow and finish weeding the front lawn. Ciao!
26/08/2009, 03:26 PM
Kath, two Ethans in the group already!
Good to see someone else has bought off the pramwarehouse site. I love that place, got my three big things from there, all delivered for a bit over $600. Very happy with that
26/08/2009, 05:03 PM
Moi - yes they are the ikea ones, very cartoonish! DD's room was all pink and red, not so much noe tho!
Bellefin - I like Kellen alot but DH isnt convinced! I will have to work on him, I think my second choice is Riley at the min anyway
DD is busy doing a dance concert for me
better start paying attention to her, poor thing.....
26/08/2009, 06:14 PM
Scan this morning - everything looked great, happy little bub in there moving about, but, like you beebee, I have an anterior placenta. The sonographer suggested that it could be some time before I feel movement as the placenta is like a cushion. I was walking around today rubbing my belly (I have become a serial belly rubber) and then I would catch myself and think "ha, patting the placenta!". Anyway, very glad to see a healthy baby on the screen. I'm not sure if anyone else read the article in the paper on weekend about Mia Freedman and mention of her losing her second pregnancy? For five days I've been thinking that's what's going to happen to me. I guess this is just the start of the lifetime of worry that is ahead... mum tells me she still worries about me (and I'm 31)!
Dadingo, I LOVE the name Sebastian and desperately wanted it, but DH won't have a bar of it. The school I used to teach at had the most divine child called Sebastian and I have loved it ever since. The boy's name we've settled on is a top ten name so I'm not telling anyone as I don't want to hear how common it is. The girl's name we've picked out is also fairly common. Dueinjan, my brother's name is Callan, very Irish, not sure if Kellen is the same pronunciation, but it's a spelling alternative for you if you like it. Callan is a small town in Kilkenny, a particularly gorgeous part of the world.
Nursery, at the moment mine is a spare room with loads of unassembled things dumped on the floor. Now I've had the scan I'm really keen to get started setting up. For a silly reason I felt like I would jinx it if I started any earlier. And estherp, I love the munckin home weblink, I think I'm going to get one of the trees from there too, I had a look on ebay but the decals just didn't compare.
To all you QLD yummy mummies buying togs, I am insanely jealous, the weather in Melbourne is cold and erratic, I can not wait for summer. Has anyone else had people make faces at them when they tell them their due date and comments such as "Urgh, summer baby"? I'm actually quite pleased as I think it will make the midnight feeds that much easier (and I always let them know that too).
26/08/2009, 07:14 PM
Yay En.Jay thats great news your scan went well. bloody anterior placentas
But at least we know theyre in there safe and sound.
I reckon everyone i have told i was due end of dec have rolled their eyes. For various reasons though
ohhhh a christmas baby.....poor kid
oh poor you pregnant over spring and summer
ohhh dear the hottest time of year for a little baby to cope with
blah blah blah
Im like wellllll....since i was never meant to even fall pregnant naturally i really cant complain. Im lucky im even pregnant. And yeah the heat sux and i def dont cope with that real well but we just have to tough it out dont we what other option do we have.
ok better go cook dinner ahhhhh wouldnt it be nice to have a personal chef.....or housekeeper.....or....
26/08/2009, 07:53 PM
I just think we're lucky to be having Summer bubs as they probably won't catch any colds that time of year! A nb with a cold is horrible to experience
Much cheaper to dress too - singlets and nappies! My DH will also be on school hols so he'll have about 5 weeks off with me and the bub - and he can look after the girls too.
26/08/2009, 09:14 PM
I very soon got over the whole 'don't want a Christmas/Easter/New Years/near someone else's birthday baby' stuff when getting pregnant wasn't a simple thing. Also got over having any preference for the sex of the baby or anything else really...so long as it's healthy and arrives safe and sound I don't care!
26/08/2009, 09:15 PM
En.jay - I like that spelling Callan! My DH doesnt like the name, but I will keep at him, I quoted what you said about where the name comes from
He has just gone to search names on his computer now I keep suggesting ones he doesnt like!
I am happy I am having a summer baby too, expecially because of school hols and DD will be home and no trying to organise her for school - that is a big pos for me. DH will be having 4 weeks off work so it will be great. DD was a winter baby and you had to buy lots of little warm things. We do have to get aircon tho the new house doesnt have it - that will be done soon
Off to bed, to see what names DH is writing down...hmmmm
Night all x
26/08/2009, 11:07 PM
My DD has a Jan 13th birthday. I found it pretty good. We just dressed her in nappy and singlet and it was warm in the night when you had to get up to feed.
Embrace the summer baby thing I say. My due date was changed from 4th jan to 29th Dec and that has prompted a lot of discussion. Oh, what a terrible date etc. I would prefer another date, but what ya gunna do? I'll deal with that when I need to and not before. Babies come when they come and no amount of stressing or over analysing will change anythinhg
27/08/2009, 09:31 AM
I'm terribly sorry for not posting sooner! I have just been so busy with uni assignments and with a house full of sick kids.
Red dots from head to toe, diarrohea, fevers etc. And no one can tell us what it is.
I need someone to take over the list!??!?!?!?!?
I don't have any time to post but will be
here at times!!!
PM me iof anyone wants to take over.
My wishes to all.
27/08/2009, 09:32 AM
Ooh also, if you are new and not on the list can you post your details you want on the list and I will do it up this morning. Save me from trapesing through old threads!
27/08/2009, 10:10 AM
I really like being pregnant in Spring/Summer - much nicer to wear shorts and a t-shirt than big jumpers/trackies/jeans etc. Plus, it's lovely to be able to go outside with your nb than to be stuck cold with it blowing a gale outside.
Apart from the Christmas birthdate which I hope to avoid, I think end of Dec/Early Jan works well for us. DH will have a little time off over Christmas and DS will be off school so can get used to a baby before starting pre-primary. Also gives me 4 or so weeks to get into a slight routine before I have to start to the run again! Plus, glorious Perth weather!! Pretty good all around!!
Not a lot happening here, we've now got our name chosen (we think), so will keep it under wraps until we're 100%. I don't have another appt until 26wks, so just plodding along
Will have to do some belly shots soon I think!
27/08/2009, 10:36 AM
I dont mind doing the list wjp's mum
let me know, I'll be happy to take it over
27/08/2009, 10:41 AM
Ok, so here is what I have. As I said if you aren't on it, let me know!
Banner courtesy of the wonderful Shimmershine!!
Dec 22 Mybigfamily (was Mylittlefamily)
Name: Stace 24yo & Daniel 29yo
Expecting #3 – Other children: DS Christopher William 2yo & DD Abigail Grace
Location: Wollongong NSW
Dec 27 eggyj81
Expecting #4 – Other children: DD 08/01 DS1 08/01 DS2 11/06
Expecting #3 – Other children: DD 6yo & DS 4yo
Birthing at RPA Birth Centre
We are having a
Name: Jas 28yo & DH 36yo
Expecting #3 – Other children: DD 7.5yo & DS 7mo
Location: Parkes NSW
CVS gender results:
Name: Briony & DH
Expecting #2 – Other children: DS Fletcher
Location: Melbourne VIC
Birthing at Mitcham Private
Gender prediction: not sure, sister’s prediction:
Expecting #2 – Other children: DD & ^I^ x 2
Expecting #2 – Other children: DS Hayden 2yo
Location: Bayside (Melbourne) VIC
Birthing at Sandringham Hospital
Name: Sav 27yo & DP 28yo
Location: Melbourne VIC
Birthing at Francis Perry, Royal Womens Melbourne
Name: Niki & DH Jonny
Expecting #2 - Other children: DD Maddie 5yo & ^I^ x 2
Location: Bunbury WA
Name: Bianca & DH
Expecting #1 - MFI Diagnosed Jan 09
Location: Sunshine Coast QLD
Name: Ei & DH
Expecting #2 – Other children: DS Charlie 1yo
Name: Nat & DH
Expecting #4 – Other children: Ty, Libby and Lina
Location: SE QLD
Name: Jenni & DH
Expecting #2 – Other children: Elodie 14mo
Name: Kath & DH
Expecting #1 - PCOS (diagnosed 2002) - TTC since Mar 07
Location: Sydney NSW
Birthing at RNS Private
Name: Ange & DH
Expecting #3 – Other children: DS Lachy & DD Natalie
Location: Perth WA
Gender prediction: & DH & DS’s prediction
Name: Wendy 26yo & DH 31yo
Name: Lauren & DH
Expecting #3 – Other children: DD1 Kyla & DD2 Jasmine
Location: Canberra ACT
Birthing at birthing centre attached to Canberra Hospital
Gender prediction: Chinese calendar says
Expecting #2 – Other children: DD Asha
Location: Brisbane QLD
Location: Perth WA
Name: Candi 23yo & DH 26yo
Location: Perth WA
Birthing at St John of God Subiaco
Name: Bell 23yo & DF 23yo
Expecting #3 – Other children: DD Taylah 5yo & DS Rory 4yo
Location: Launceston TAS
Birthing at home with midwife
Name: Laura & DP
Location: Wollongong NSW
Expecting #1 & #2 for DP – Other children: DSD
Location: Gold Coast QLD
Gender prediction: DP’s prediction: Chinese calendar
Expecting #4 – Other children: DD6yo, DD4yo, DS17mo
Name: Cat & DH
Expecting #2 – Other children: DD Emma
Location: Sydney NSW
Gender prediction: Chinese calendar:
Location: Newman WA
Location: Melbourne VIC
Birthing at Freemasons
Name: Aimee & DH
Name: Kat & DH
Expecting #3 – Other children: DD Jade & DD Carmen
Location: Blue Mountains
Name: Sarah 34yo & DH 35yo
Expecting #2 – Other children: DD aged 5
Birthing at Box Hill Hospital
Location: Melbourne VIC
Gender prediction: Expecting
bubbano4 (was 3 litlle frogs)
Expecting #4 - Other children: DS6yo, DD 5yo, DD15mo
Name: Vicki 29yo & DH 34yo
Expecting #2 – Other children: DD 21mths & ^I^x1
Expecting #3 – Other children: Twin DDs
Name: Sonya 37yo & DH 36yo
Location: Frankston VIC
Gender prediction: chinese chart prediction DH’s &SS prediction and SONYA's prediction
Name: Deb 28yo & DH 28yo
Location: Melbourne VIC
Name: Imme & DP
Expecting #1 for me, #4 for OH - IVF/ICSI bub - PCOS (diagnosed 2008) - TTC since Nov 07
Location: Hobart TAS
Expecting #1 & #3 for Hubby – Other children: DSS 8yo & DSD 6yo
Location: Perth WA
Name: Kylie & DP
Expecting #3 – Other children: DD1 11yo & DD29yo
Name: Courtney & DP
Location: Canberra ACT
Hospital: Bays Hospital, Mornington VIC
Name: Belinda 36yo & DH 36yo
Expecting #1 - Previous M/C 11wks
Location: Sydney NSW
Gender prediction: & DH’s prediction
Expecting #2 – Other children: DD Matilda Jan08
Location: Perth WA
Expecting # 2 – Other children: DS Zak
Birthing at the SAN hospital Wahroonga, Private
Name: Bee & DH
Expecting # 1 - Other children: furbaby!!
Birthing at Hills Private
Gender prediction: Hmmm, no vibe yet, but let's go with
Name: Jade & DH
Expecting #1 (after 2.5 years TTC)
Location: Darling Downs, QLD
Birthing at Dalby Hospital
Gender prediction: Surprise me!
Name: Simone 31yo & DH 27yo
Location: Blue Mountains NSW
ajchpe (was lovelyme)
Expecting #2 – Other children
Birthing at Northern Hospital Epping
Gender prediction: Intelligender test says
Expecting # 2 – Other children: DD
Location: Melbourne VIC
Due Date yet to be confirmed
^I^ Our angel babies ~ gone but not forgotten ^I^ YummyMummyMel KarenBubMachine sandrae75 mummyofour littlebub09 celticsnowflake
If you would like any details to be added/updated please post in the thread or send me a pm.
Happy and healthy pregnancies to you all
27/08/2009, 10:43 AM
Ahh Beebee09 just saw your msg! Thanks
Do you want to send me your email address and I can send you the word file etc.
27/08/2009, 11:51 AM
You're right about Kellen being of Irish descent but it's probably likely a variation of Callan (there are no K's in the irish alphabet). Both sound lovely though. My DH didn't like Callan either but I had it on my top 10. I'm Irish myself so if you want any other ideas of similar sounding Irish names, let me know as I can PM you a few to try out on your DH and see if he's fond of any of them. With choosing Ethan, we went for a non Irish first name, as our surname is very irish (starts with O') so we didn't want to over-irish-ise the poor kid WJPsMum
Hope your little ones are better soon
I'm like a few others in here when it comes to being pregnant in Summer. I never expected to conceive naturally so I'm just happy I'm pregnant. I'm not going to worry too much about it being summer. Besides, Summer's quite balmy in Sydney some other states so I guess it's a little easier to cope. If anything...it's encouraging our families to come over to visit right after the birth! Yay! Free babysitting
I'm finally into Maternity tops now. I've been in the trousers for a while (or using the belly-belt with my normal ones) but have been managing with long normal tops until this point. I bought a couple of maternity shirts for work a while back and have been saving them till I was big enough for them not to look silly on me
27/08/2009, 12:02 PM
- Hope your kiddies are well soon and you find out what they actually have. Good luck with Uni.Bellyfruit
- Welcome, hope all is going great for you.Summer babies
- I had a comment on that this morning from one of the mums at the school. I have already had two summer bubs and really don't see what the big deal is. We have air con and manage to keep comfortable during the hot weather and as for being born around christmas so what? That time of year is a little busier than others, but it's no big deal.
Had my appointment at the hospital today. All went really well. Seems I also have an anterior placenta, they never mentioned it when I had my u/s, but was in the results they sent to the midwife. The midwife also said later on they will give me a blue hospital sheet and some cord clamps to take home
. My last labor was 34min and the previous was an hour, so she said it is very probable I will end up having bub at home. She has already told me what to do if that happens. A bit scary though
I am starving, time for lunch me thinks
27/08/2009, 01:15 PM
I'm a summer baby and I love it! It's guaranteed to be sunny on my birthday and I never had to go to school on my birthday either. Mum used to sit out in the sun with me on a blanket and I intend to do the same. The only problem I can forsee is being heavily pregnant when its 40 degrees but I love watching the tennis so I intend to sit and watch the Australian Open day in day out and baby can listen to it in utero. Tennis still puts me to sleep at night so hopefully the same will work for baby.
I can't believe anyone rolls their eyes about any pregnancy! It's not going to be comfy at the end regardless of whether its winter or summer.
dueinjan2010 Do you like Keiran?
27/08/2009, 01:20 PM
I'm also a Summer baby, born on the 7th of Jan. I LOVED it as a kid, even up to a couple of years ago. It's only now that I'm 27 I feel it's a 'hassle' for others. I'm just pooped by my b'day to do anthing!
27/08/2009, 03:00 PM
- can you please add me to 15th Jan - baby boy (as we found out on our scan Saturday!)
We are over the moon to be having a boy, this is our first so we weren't fussed on what we have as long as it's healthy, but now it's bringing up traditional name issues as on my hubbys side every first born son has the middle name Malcolm & I can't stand it!! It's so old fashioned! I guess I don't really have a choice though - I can't be the first one to break the tradition!
Hope everyone is well
27/08/2009, 03:14 PM
WJPs mum has handed the list over to me so i'll make some adjustments over the next few days and post the new info
I'll add your news to aly1982 - Congrats!!! We were realllllyyy happy to find out we were having a boy as well.
If anybody else wants any info changed or added just let me know.
Also just after your opinion - Should I keep everyone on the list even if we have not heard from them in a few months????? Theres quite a few I cant remember seeing in a long time. What do you think?? Im happy to do either, just thought i would put it out there.
27/08/2009, 03:22 PM
How about you do a roll call beebee? Say, announce that if we don't post within the next week you will delete the name?
27/08/2009, 03:23 PM
I'm a summer baby too - 30th of December. I'm actually excited that my baby will be born in summer as I intend to spend a lot of those lovely hot days at the pool licking icy poles!
Cookieluck My due date was also the 4th of January and has also been changed to the 29th of December - what a coincidence. You must have had big baby measurements too! I'm not too concerned about the new date as my Dr said it doesn't necessarily mean the he will be born earlier. I'm just hoping he won't be born on the 30th because I'm sure he'd prefer to have his own birthday and not to have to share it with me!
Hope everyone has had a great week.
27/08/2009, 03:24 PM
Yikes, I get busy for a few days and the thread really moves on.
*vicki* - Mat bathers sound good. I expect to spend a lot of this summer in the pool to keep cool, but I am pretty sure my current swimmers would not fit. I have put new swimmers on my B'day wish list for DH so fingers crossed.
ellabarrett - Caffeine free coke is the way to go... but I can't stand it. So I'll stick with my water and pineapple juice, and try to save the coke for special occasions.
nikinoo - I agree with the 'being taken over by an alien'. Last night I had some bad reflux or something, which was making it hard to settle to sleep. DH asked me what was wrong, and I said "Reflux. Bub thinks it is funny".
s-mone- That is cool that you felt the kicking that early. I felt something around 16-17 weeks and was sure it was bub. Then it stopped for 2 weeks. The last couple of days I have felt butterflies again, so maybe this is actually it ... It could all be in my head though.
HumpMurp - Glad to know I am not the only one not finding out. My MIL is adamant that she does not want to know, so we didn't find out. I would have been ok with knowing, but I would not have been able to keep it a secret for 5 months... so DH and I agreed not to find out. Glad to hear that you are free from GD, at least for now.
mum2fj - Thanks for the encouragement regarding eating. Good to know that it'll only get worse. I got a response from my sister-in-law (who is a dietitian), "i think it is a good sign so my recommendation is just go with the flow". Doesn't help on the hunger, but does reassure me that there is nothing wrong with it.
~Bambi~ - We are planning something similar. We've been clearing out space in our room for bub for the first few months. bub does have their own room, however when we moved into this house we started using it as a storage room, so it is full of unopened boxes from our move. Sounds very similar to Vicki's. We need to spend some time clearing it out before the end of the year. We are hosting Christmas (because I don't want to go on any big trips late December) so it'll be good to have a spare room to house guests as well. There is also the chance that we'll have my sister-in-law and her boyfriend staying for a while after Christmas until they get setup with their own place. But who doesn't want a dietitian and physio available for all the little worries in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Oh, and they are also fantastic people to be around so I am hoping they do stay.
imme - Glad you are feeling better about the c-section. It does seem that a lot of worries and confusion can be sorted out by communicating in advance so good on you for taking that step.
beebee09 - I understand what you mean about the preg books which tell you what you should be feeling etc ... and you aren't. I got worried earlier on that I wasn't showing (or was showing too much, I can't remember) and found an awesome site which had 'pregnant models'. Essentially 'normal' people who would take a side-on picture of themselves at different weeks of pregnancy. They probably had 30-40 pics for each week (of different people). I think I was about 12 weeks and there were people whose picture didn't show at all, and others looking like they were about to pop. It was eye-opening for me to see that there was such a huge range of 'normal'.
eggyj81 - Good to hear all is well with you baby's kidneys.
*~dee~* - I have put on 7-8kg, which doesn't sound much... But I have gone from 37-38kg through to 44-45kg which is more than I have ever weighed in my life. My DH has been joking for 10 years that the only way I'll be able to put on weight is for him to get me pregnant. I am hoping to keep some of it after the pregnancy.
concept - I have taken a similar approach to shopping as you. I plan to spend some time this weekend on a list (eg "Pram", "Cot" etc) of what we need, and what features I need it to have. DH doesn't want to buy anything until December, I am hoping we'll be able to get some things in November so it isn't a mad rush at the end.
Bellefin - I am also working on tax, but am several (many) years behind. I finished one year last week and will get a nice return, which will be handy. I want to try to catch up before Christmas so we have a good idea of where we stand before I take time off work.
En.Jay - Good to hear about your successful scan. I am like you, wandering around patting my tummy all the time. Not that DH is any better. He is forever giving me a cuddle now which is just an excuse to rub my tummy.
As for me, my 18-20wk scan was on Tuesday. That was a day I had reserved from anything else as I didn't want to be distracted by other things.
That plan went out the window at 8am when DH's ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist asked if we could make a noon appointment (straight after my scan). We had been trying to get in to see him for a while and the earliest appointment they had previously was 6th Jan. (You could imagine what would happen, DH goes for his specialist appointment and I go into labour!) So we jumped at the opportunity to see him this week. Turns out DH needs surgery to fix his nose, which he broke as a kid, and we expected that would happen. But I wasn't expecting him to have to stay in hospital overnight. Anyway, he is due in to hospital on the 30th September. Which is fantastic, as it means he'll be all patched up by the time I give birth (and I won't have to look after 2 babies at once) but is very scary at the same time.
His mother had volunteered to stay with us and help out when we thought the operation would be January, but she'll be overseas in September, so won't be able to now.
Then there is the additional part of it that it is expensive (even though we have health insurance).
So when I should have been focusing on how cute bub looked and how amazing it all was, instead I was worried by DH and finances.
I sort-of 'shut down' for two days after that. It wasn't that I was sick or sore or sad I just wasn't in the mood to be happy. Which has been hard, as my Mum is over-the-moon excited about the scan pictures I have sent and been calling a few times a day to find out how I am. I felt guilty I wasn't more excited.
I had been unable to rest or relax and was busy fussing and organizing things. Unable to concentrate on anything for more than a few mins and worrying about everything.
Last night it all caught up with me, and I was finally able to just relax. After an hour in front of the TV I turned it off and while lying on the couch decided that I should get a glass of water and go to sleep early. Next thing I remember was DH carrying me to bed a few hours later. I was able to sleep untroubled for the first time in about a week and I woke up this morning feeling a whole lot better.
In terms of the scan, bub was great. We didn't want to find out the gender, and the sonographer made sure we didn't. I have a great shot of bub turned away from the 'camera' with their hand up covering their face, as if they are camera shy already. No abnormalities found which is good and I have an active baby, even if I can't feel it. So good news all around there.
Apologies for the (very) long post, but I wanted to get that all off my chest.
27/08/2009, 07:44 PM
WJPmum, hope your kids get better soon.
Beebee, my user name is missing from the list! That's me on Jan 13th, name Jo and DD Matilda.
And welcome Bellyfruit!
Kat255, how stressful. At least your DH is getting the op out of the way now. I know how stressful finances can be. It's great to hear your bub is happy and healthy, and your mum is excited too!
Summer babies - DD was born on 9th Jan (EDD 14th Jan!) and being pregnant in summer was just fine. Christmas was nice and low key, I refused to travel too much. I also found it easier having the 1st trimester in winter, the cold air makes the m/s not so bad. And having a newborn in summer I didn't have to wear a lot of clothes which made learning how to BF easier
and those night feeds aren't so bad. Also someone pointed out to me that you can have pool parties for birthdays, makes planning easier!
Names - I love Irish names. Callan is lovely, I've always been a big fan of Niamh too. I have a shortlist but like Ange I'm keeping it to myself for now.
27/08/2009, 09:27 PM
Kittycat01 - I saw Kellen on the tele the other day so lucked it up on the net and it comes up on all the Irish Name lists! Funny isnt it! Yes, please do msg me some more suggestions that would be fab. I am trying to stay away from a first name with a letter C as the NB will have DH's first name as a middle name and that starts with a C.
Bellefin - I do like Keiran but I have a BIL with that name so I guess thats out! I do like Irish names for some reason. So will have to keep looking. DH likes Ryan - not sure if its too boring for me
. ahhhh the things we have to worry about.
Anyway, I am off to bed as I have a sore back and pulled a muscle in my belly from rearranging nursery after finishing painting the wardrobe (note to self, make DH move everything in future!)
Night all x
27/08/2009, 10:50 PM
- can u please take my DP off the list and change sex to
? thank you
I think you should also maybe add ppl to the list as they come on here if they're not regulars? I forgot we even had a list lol.
I have just had so much fun setting up my cot today.... here is a snap (it's sooo pretty
- I am already finding it very hard to get comfortable and take soooo long to get to sleep. My back has been playing up this past week. I have an old injury from a car accident and am dreading how sore my back will be at the end. This is why I am giving up work early as I know I'll need to sit and lay down a lot.Summer babies
- I don't mind if i have my baby on xmas day if she arrives healthy and happy! And I'm sure I will be wanting her to come out by then lol. I have a pool and air con, and also air con in my bedroom, so we'll be comfy either way.
I am feeling lots of kicks now all day long. I even felt them on the outside last night. I LOVE IT!!! I have my first ob appointment at the hospital tomorrow.
Hope everyone else has a great Friday
27/08/2009, 11:12 PM
Just a quick one to say I have a ante natal appt in the morniing and my second anomoly scan in the late afrternoon, so hope to be back on tomorrow night for results and personals.... Hopefully bub is in the right position this time or i'll be there for hours, or they might have to try manuaully turning it??!!
Hope everyone is well, and has a good sleep
28/08/2009, 08:33 AM
WOW keeping up with this forum is a full time job.
Dee - love your nursery pick!!! Very cute indeed. Now I want to set things up looking at that.
I had a hospital app yesterday and all went fine. Mr Bubs is chilling out and heartbeat was 135 so he is just fine. I am booked in for gestational diabetes test in 6 weeks but other than that I am meant to relax and go with the flow.
I was advised by the hospital to stop work at 30weeks due to my epilepsy the chances of seizures in the last trimester are high and also that I work in an environment with lots of chemicals. I think my boss is going to be pretty mad. DP is totally ok with it and thank goodness we saved and saved during our early 20's so money is not tight (and we got the mortgage re-financed before I fell pregnant).
28/08/2009, 08:55 AM
- how stressful for you. Lucky your DH is getting the op sooner rather than later though. Wonderful news that your baby is healthy. dadingo
- oh I so wish I could finish at 30 weeks! Can you get a letter written by the hosp re finishing that early? What can your work do... they'll survive!dee
- lovely nursery set up!
Good luck with your scan Niki
Not much happening here. DH felt bubby the other night which was nice. I'm feeling so big and heavy already, I can't imagine being fullterm - yikes.
28/08/2009, 09:05 AM
I am sooo tired!!
Last night I had an awful dream and then couldnt get back to sleep
My back and pelvis are very sore, as I overdid it bit yesterday. I should know better!
Will get to personals a bit later...
28/08/2009, 10:41 AM
Ok here are my personals: Nikkinoo:
goodluck with your appt, and scan!*~Dee~*:
that is a great looking cot set up!!!DueinJan2010:
I like Ryan and Riley to go with Christopher.Moi:
Im starving too (and baking lots) but have only put on 3kgs so far. (I feel like the size of a small house though
Ive never heard that about the fluid tasing different! how cool !!Beebee09:
Id love a house cleaner and a chef, and a chauffeur!!
Can you put me on the list please: due 6th me and DH are both 24. 1 ds and 1 dd. Bubs is a boy.WJPsmum:
so sorry to hear your household is unwell
hope you feel better soon.Ange:
would love to see some bell shots bubbano4:
how exciting for a quick birth!! Have you thought bout a planne home birth? (id be too worried to leave the house in case I had bubs on the side of a road lol)aly1982:
we have a family tradition too, the first born daughters always have the grandmothers name as their middle name, so I have my grandmothers (mums mum) as my middle name, and my daughter has my mums name (her grandmothers) and then my daughters first born will have my name (as Ill be the babys grandmother) Its not too bad, but can feel a bit old fashioned merlin70:
usually the first scan is the most accurate, so best to stick with that, as it gives you a bit more time before people start complaining "are you STILL here" kat255:
my hubby has to have his adenoids out at the end of this year (nov I think) So I am glad he wont still be ill by the time bubs is here
Well thats my mamoth post!! will bbl
28/08/2009, 10:57 AM
We have a familty tradition too - first born daughter has 'Gail' as her middle name. Named after my mum's little sister who died when she was 4.
28/08/2009, 12:33 PM
dee, the cot looks great! I'm really looking forward to being able to set the room up...I wont be able to do that until just before I'm due though...which could be interesting!
niki, hope your appointment goes well, will be looking in for news
Bellyfruit, sorry to hear about your bad dream
I had an awful one the other night too, where the baby had died. I was so distressed in the dream and woke up crying. Put the doppler on in the middle of the night to calm myself down!
28/08/2009, 02:35 PM
Sorry, I probably won't have many personals. I just need to have a big whinge. I try not to do this, you know, but this one is getting to me...
I woke up yesterday morning with a bright red rash across my neck, tummy and feet (this is on top of the dermatitis I already have on my hands and mouth). By today it is now on my arms, legs, back and chest. It's so itchy that I think I might be going crazy!!
I saw my OB yesderday afternoon. She sent me to do blood tests in case the rash is a sign of something wrong with my liver (forget the medical term). But it's more likely to be PUPPS. Has anyone heard of this before? It's basically a rash which appears in pregnancy and there isn't really a cure. It's not harmful to bub, just makes mum go mental with itchiness! And sometimes the rash is so bad that they induce early.
My Ob has got me into an emergency appt with my dermatologist, and I saw a naturopath this morning. I am going to do my best to try whatever I can and do whatever they recommend but I am already feeling a bit down ebcause I know there is no particular overnight cure. Nothing is guaranteed to make it go away.
I hate that I my self esteem plummets because I feel so hideous, like a red scaly monster. And all two weeks before I go on holidays to hamilton island! So much for lazing on the beach feeling relaxed and gorgeous with my new belly!
Ok so I do have perspective and I know things could be worse (and of course I am WAY grateful it's not bub who's unwell) but I just feel like having a bit of a cry because I am itchy and frustrated....
28/08/2009, 02:40 PM
Oh no mum2fj
! You poor thing.
Yes I have heard of it, I don't know of any cure. I hope your Dr can suggest something. Calamine lotion my be a temporary fix?
Cry away my dear!
28/08/2009, 03:17 PM
just popping in to say hi. my internet keeps dropping out so i can't read and reply properly. hopefully dh will sort it out on the weekend for me.
i'm working all weekend so hopefully a proper post tonight or monday.
feeling crappy today. feeling nauseous for some reason. i'm exhausted and dd is driving me round the bend! maybe i'm just worrying about working all weekend and if i'll cope!!!
28/08/2009, 03:51 PM
finally my real post...
sarah - kellen sounds like a different name... you know... i'm finding boys names really hard. i'm just glad you have something you like
bellefinn - with dd we used the nappies the hospital supplied (each hospital is different... ours supplies cloth or provide your own sposies). the meconium was all in their nappies and was all but finished when we went home. still... if your given sposies may as well use them.
summer bubs - i'm happy to have a summer bub. i was born in july!! i figure it isn't so bad. it is hard to rug up a tiny baby in winter. the worst thing with dd was she got a bit over heated in jan. we just had to be careful with the car and make sure we cooled it down before putting her in.
wjpsmum or beebee09 - you can change the gender to boy on mine... list looks great. if you get stuck i can take over for a bit.
clothes - yeah i've moved into maternity tops. i find they make me look more pregnant! funny
beebee09 - i'd say let the list grow for another month or 2 and then start culling! unfortunately people come and go. the group will change a lot between now and the end of jan!
weight - am now 2kg below starting weight. so have put on 1.5kg in the last 2 weeks. crazy! i'd better not keep going at that rate. hopefully it was just a burst.
jot - we had a Niamh in my parent group with dd. i love the name but the spelling annoys me... i'd never go neve so the name isn't for me.
mum2fj - oh dear. i have heard of something like that before. sounds terrible. i hope you find something to soothe the itchyness.
ok... well i've caught up and i think the internet is still working!
all this wind has given me a bad bout of the sneezes. i've even resorted to taking a antihistamine. it really is awful. when i sneeze i get pains in my stomach and sometimes cramps. then i get headaches from not drinking enough!
feeling sorry for myself.
28/08/2009, 04:34 PM
Dee, that set up looks great! I love the butterflies on the wall, how pretty.
mum2fj, you poor thing. My friend had PUPPS and it made her miserable. The only cure is the delivery of the baby I'm afraid. I've also heard calamine can help the rash and there may be other creams available to help the itching.
Cat, they do make you look more pregnant don't they! But oh so comfortable.
Dadingo, at least your boss has some time to organise a replacement. You have to do what's best for you and bub.
Bellyfruit, damn those pregnancy dreams! They can be so scary.
When I went to the doctor on Wednesday I found out I've actually lost a kilo! I'm very overweight to start with though and I'm eating healthily so I know the baby's getting what it needs. And as of tomorrow bub won't be 'it' anymore, can't wait for that scan.
28/08/2009, 04:55 PM
Its getting hard to keep up with personals, isnt it? And seems a lot of us are summer babies (im the 16th Jan!)
Dee- i love the nursery pic! Wish we had room for a nursery, but have both boys sharing now, DD has her own room, and the fourth bedroom is being rented by a friend, so no proper nursery for us. Ah well, not to worry, I can just live vicariously thru your pics!
BeeBee- can you please fix my listing, DS1 birth date is 8/02, not 8/01 like DD. And we are having a boy.
bellefin- im like you, have been given some sposies which i will use for the first week or so until they are gone, then onto the cloth. Will probably have to wait that long at least so that bub will fit into them!
Had better keep this quick, three kids destroying the toy room. Will try to get back later to post more.
28/08/2009, 05:31 PM
eggy, I'm 17th Jan and DD is 9th Jan! Good time to be born I think.
28/08/2009, 08:39 PM
Just had my US. Bubs is looking good (well a bit like Golem!!!!) and growing well - spot on for dates. Resisted finding out the sex but feel a bit guilty about it as my partner wanted to know but I over ruled him - I get pg chicks veto power at present. Them I promptly went home to scrutinise the DVD of the scan for penis or no penis.... lol. I've thought it was a girl all along and am sticking with that, not that seeing the scan helped. We'll see in a few months....
Did some shopping at the Country Rd outlet for professional clothes. A couple of sizes bigger than I used to wear but stuff seems to fit fairly well. Even found some elastic waisted skirts!
Finally going to tell my in laws and maybe one of my friends. Otherwise planning on keeping the whole baby thing a secret till it's born really just to save hassle. Can't cope with my mother generally and especially if she knew I was pg. I have a lot of issues regarding female body image so this whole pg thing is pretty horrifying.
I like the whole Summer bub idea. I was born in July and always hated cold/wet birthdays. We don't have air conditioning though so that may be a bit of an issue. I usually love the heat but I do feel noticably warmer pg.
Mum2fj Sorry to hear about your rash - hope the calamine works a treat...
28/08/2009, 09:18 PM
- that rash sounds horrible! I have heard of it before but never known anyone with it.Eggy
- I don't have a nursery either. That's just a corner of my bedroom. Baby and I will have to share a room for a couple of years probably - until I want to move out on my own as I live with mum. So, lucky for me she's a girl and I get to have a really girly room
28/08/2009, 11:41 PM
Great pic of the nursery! I'm going to attempt to past a photo of mine once I've put the wall stickers on... Come to think of it I was gonna post a belly pic too..... Jot
Good luck tomorrow with your scan, will be
I too have heard of that rash and if it's the one I was reading about it said it usually only goes away with delivery... Poor you
hope you can find some relief!Cat
Hope you feel better soon
AFM I had my 2nd anomoly scan today and the woman eventually managed to get all the pics she needed to give bub's heart the all clear. He was in the exact same position as last time but the opposite way, like a mirror image of last week! She said he was being difficult already
And yes I have the proof for boy bits WOOHOO! DH is stoked, was whistling and singing to himself all arvo!
Also had my monthly check with OB this morning and he checked the uterus measurements then said "How big was Maddie?" And she was only 6lb 11oz which I told him he asked if this one felt bigger... Apparently at this stage the top of the uterus should be level with the belly button and mine is three finger-widths higher! And last wk as well as today the head was measuring nearly 2 wks in front.... So hope the body catches up to the head without the head growing and growing! Will have to reassess my VBAC plans if it gets too big...... Am not fussed either way as I know what a C/S involves.
Oh to those that may have to have C/S.... Mine was completely calm, organised and I was informed of everything that was going on while it was happening. The anaethisist sat next to my head and while he monitored my vital signs he was giving me a running commentary, which I found reassuring
It was very quiet even with about 10 ppl in there, and when Maddie was born, after a cuddle, her Dad was allowed to stay with her the whole time while I was in recovery. I was preoccupied with drifting in and out of half-sleep so I don't know how long I was in there, and Maddie had her first bath with Dad assisting the midwife while they waited for me. I think it was about 45 min.
But these days if there isn't anything wrong with bub in most places the midwife is allowed in recovery with you if you want bub to come too. That way they can still get the skin to skin contact and feed if they want to. I also read in a book about Dad taking his shirt off or undoing the front and holding the bub to his chest while waiting for mum to come out of recovery... I thought that was a good idea if it wasn't possible for both to be in recovery
Anyway sorry for the huge post, better keep baking for my neice's 2nd birthday party tomorrow!
Take care everyone,
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