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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:42 PM
I've been stalking for the last little while so thought I should actually say hi. I'm 38 weeks tomorrow with my second little boy, DS1 turns three in a few weeks.
I had bp issues last time which led to an induction then c/s, hoping very much for a vbac this time. Bp has just started creeping up. Lots of pressure and sharp pelvic pains today so hopefully bubs is getting ready a little early.
Emnut... I have been following your posts about little Henry, I can't imagine what you're going through and have you both in my thoughts.
Hope everyone is getting as much rest as possible. Here is a lovely little article about the last days of pregnancy.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:06 PM
It's been a while between posts.. time is getting the better of me! 38w+1d today, cannot believe it at the completely over it stage and hoping she comes sooner rather than later
My placenta has moved completely out of the way so all systems go for a natural birth.. just freaking out about the actual labour as DS2 was posterior position and then turned but it was all very traumatic for me. Wondering if I should just ask for an epidural this time although I went drug free with the other 2 and they were both fairly quick (5 1/2hrs & 2 1/2hrs) so wishful thinking is that it's just going to get easier? lol
We bought our double pram last week and I'm keeping it in it's box until we need it.. I think I'm in denial hehe.. My bag is half packed.. will shove stuff in it when the time comes.. The bassinet is in our room awaiting bubs arrival and that's about it
I hope you're all doing as well as can be.. These last few weeks really drag on!
Emnut - My thoughts and prayers are with you and little Henry x
Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:28 PM
Was just popping in to see how things were going with emnut and Henry. Sorry to hear he isn't progressing. It must be so hard
Hopefully he gets better soon. Poor little bub.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:29 PM
Emnut - my thoughts are with you as well and im so sorry things arent progressing although i really do hope he gets better very soon
Stormgirl77 - im sorry you have all this extra stress of everything put on you now although i do hope everything goes to plan and very smoothly for you. Please keep in touch let us know how you go. hopefully being induced wont be too scary.
MalibuZoo - thats a big baby although they say scans can always differ by almost a kg out so bub may not be as big as they think although only time will tell.
suzy-c - yay not long to go now. yes i am tired and exhausted as well as very uncomfortable at the moment.
AbeautifulLife - i couldn't imagine moving into a new house at the moment with how exhausted i am so i wish you all the best for your move and you will deserve a much needed rest and good day of sleep after it although i know it can be exciting getting everything ready to move into a fresh and new renovated place. you're lucky there new addition to the family in a fresh environment
T.J - sorry to hear about the change in care your getting with different midwifes and your OB at each of your appointments. It must be very frustrating.i would hate to have to re count my whole pregnancy for each midwife each time i hope it gets better from here and you start seeing the same person at least.
lozzylots - 18 days thats very exciting. its good to hear that you're all set and organised for the arrival of the baby.
ms julz - welcome to the forum - you will get lots of support here so dont be scared to post
tanglez - i hope your anyday now goes quickly so you can have your baby in your arms.
justonemore - best of luck for your labour, you seem like you have everything sorted out, hopefully this 3rd goes as quick as your first 2.
i think i am now up to date with everyone..
AFM - it has been a busy busy week for me. so much running around. we now have everything all ready for the baby to arrive so im currently 35 +5 and today found out baby is engaged yay. my midwife said hes engaged and he wont be moving from the position he is in, but im not sure how far engaged he is as we didnt discuss that i was too happy and excited that i forgot to ask. finally something is happening it is all becoming so much more real now. but i am now struggling to drive, sit and sleep comfortably with the position he is in. but im excited. i have been getting constant braxton hicks and niggling pains. some stop me in my track which is scary as i think is this the start of it then 2 seconds later the pain disappears.
quick question to those who know or how have had previous babies.... do when the head engage more or less give a time frame for labour or not really. im just wondering as hes engaged now which i had suspected since last saturday seeing as i was getting alot of pains im wondering if this means he will come early?
fingers crossed for all the everything goes well xx. so exciting more and more babies from this DIG will make their debut very soon.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:25 AM
Just a quick one from me today.. as I have an obs appointment today..
Had an ultrasound yesterday.. bub is measuring a week over. So he is bigger than he should be..
Maybe know of a date today of when I might be induced.. I wonder if i can ask for a c section if I do get induced.. Question I may ask..
Will be back later .. hugs
Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:46 AM
Stormgirl - good luck at your appointment. No harm in asking about a c-section if that is your preference.
T.J. - the lack of continuity of care would be doing my head in too especially as you get near the end
MissJulz - feeding isn't an issue with Henry - in his few months of life he has had a whole 20 ml of feeds (f that) and atm is not having any feeds due severe NEC/short bowel syndrome. It is more the absolute drain of time of having him over an hour from home & also having DS1 to deal with. The days I'm not there (like at the moment) the guilt etc means that it isn't a restful day, even if DH has gone in instead of me.
Henry did end up having another blood transfusion that has helped to stabilise him. None of us can go in at the moment as we all have a flu bug yet again so feeling horrible for him that he is there all alone. Talking to his nurse this morning they are going to be adjusting his vent settings again through the day to hopefully try again to get him off.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:22 AM
Broodyhen thank you for sharing that wonderful article! It was just what I needed to read right now with three days until my due date Brought lots of tears to my eyes and made me tuck up frther under the doona!
Best wishes to all!
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:50 PM
I had my 39 week appointment today and my blood pressure is still up. It was 140/90 so I got sent up to the ward to get monitored. I have traces of protein in my urine as well, I have no idea how much as they weren't being very informative. Bubs got monitored for 2 hours as he wasn't moving much, asleep most of the time, but they eventually got a decent enough trace of him to send me home. I have to go back tonight to get everything re-checked. There was no talk of an induction or anything, so we'll see what tonight brings.
Emnut - Yes, the medical care up there is doing my head in. Luckily I don't have long to go, so will just have to suck it up. I can only imagine how draining it must be, constantly making the trip backwards and forwards to the hospital. It sucks that Henry still isn't tolerating feeds. Have they tried a lactose free milk or something. Just in case he is intolerant (I have watched too much 19 kids and counting. Little Josie's story)
Stormgirl - You are going to have a big bub then, if he is measuring a week ahead. I am measuring a week behind belly wise, but bub is estimated to weigh more than my last bub. He was 8 pound 9.
Misslizzie - Yay. Everything sounds like it is going wonderful. No, I don't think being engaged means much in terms of when you will go. I have been engaged for weeks, but nothing has happened, besides a lot of braxton hicks and feeling like I need to poo constantly. I was the same last pregnancy.
Justonemore - That is terrific news that your placenta has moved. It is your decision whether you access pain relief or not. I ended up having an epidural with my first, as it looked like I was going to have a c-section anyway, and because of a placental abruption I was having continuous contractions. Besides the discomfort of it going in, you feel absolutely nothing after it kicks in. I had no pain relief for my second, but did have gas when my Ob was stitching me up, and i also had to have a manual placenta removal. Luckily the gas also worked really well, and I had no pain what so ever with any of that too.
OK. That is enough babbling from me I will let you know how tonight's monitoring goes. Hopefully my blood pressure will go down by then.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:00 PM
Hi ladies, its all getting to the business end! How are you going with attaching emotionally to your babies? I've been so focused on work and things at home I'm kind of only just now thinking about how I'll feel meeting this baby. I'm not seeing a baby when I like look at my belly.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:26 PM
Tanglez~ thanks. Everything was the same as earlier today. Blood pressure was still up and I still had protein in my pee. I have to go back again tomorrow afternoon to get re~checked. I was having minor contractions on the monitor, but there is no talk of induction at this stage. Hopefully I will just go naturally before anything bad happens.
Suz~ it is difficult to imagine them as an actual baby. I am so excited about meeting him though. Have you chosen a name yet? We've had our's picked out since my 20 week scan, so we all call him that. Lachie was getting very excited when he heard a baby crying in the ward today.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:55 AM
Well was on a ctg machine yesterday... was ok.. have to go back tomorrow for another monitor..
I will have bub within 10 days they said..
Yeah looks like I will have a big bub, dont really want vaginal if he is.. Just the thought scares me.. lol..
bbl, need to go shopping and finish my bag, i swear i dont need half the things ive put in, but you never know..
Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:13 AM
T.J. - hope something happens all on its own so there is no need for induction. I have asked about him being possibly lactose intollerant but have been told that he literally only has 25cm of small intestine left that is not working properly & doesn't absorb any feeds etc & apparently all the symptoms he is showing is typical of short bowel syndrome. So it really is just a matter or wait & see - it could be that we are looking at long term TPN, though this is something we don't want.
Stormgirl -did you end up asking about a c-section? Both my boys were born by c-section & the thought of a VB was always something I was a bit scared of too so in way I was glad not to have to make the choice.
Will be another day of not seeing Henry today. My face no longer feels like it is about to explode from my head so hopefully I'm on the home straight of getting better. DH & DS are in the lounge room arguing over who has the worse cough - talk about a house full of man flu. The good news is that Henry is coping with lower vent settings overnight & will be having them lowered further today & his NICU nurse told me he has had a really good 24 hours by his standards. Gives me some hope that if we are patient (not a virtue that I have) he may get through this.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:33 PM
Emnut~ I'm not too concerned if they induce me. I was induced when I had the placental abruption to make labour go as quickly as possible. It really isn't that bad, especially as I am already 39 weeks, and am having minor contractions. I honestly doubt they will interfere though, unless everything got worse quickly. Which i definitely don't want to happen. I was really worried yesterday when they couldn't get a good trace of bubs. I was really wishing he was out so I didn't have to worry about my blood pressure and stuff affecting him.
I had a read of short bowel syndrome. I am so sorry that Henry has been diagnosed with it. I am really hoping that having a decent rest to let his body adjust to his shorten intestines works and that he can then start tolerating feeds. It is really good news that he is coping with lower vent settings. I am so sorry that your family has been so sick. Mine has come down with a cold. Even mum has it! Luckily I haven't gotten it this time.
I went back and got blood pressure and stuff checked. It is still up and I still have protein in my pee so I had to have a blood test. Results will be in tomorrow.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:20 PM
There must be a cold going around because I have been sick for 3 days now The last thing you want right before your due date lol! Thankfully am able to just rest lots and keep the fluids up - fingers crossed I get my strength back before labour!
Belly rubs all round
Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:35 AM
Tanglez - I have had the sniffles too..
I am off to the hospital this morning for another monitor on the CTG machine.. Getting lots of tightenings..
Hope you ladies have a great day.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:21 PM
hope your bloods have showed not too astray T.J. & that the cold stays away
Tanglez - hope your cold disappears well before you also have birth to contend with.
DS is feeling much better today & actually wanting to play for the first time since last Sunday so thinking (hoping) that this will be a week long thing - though that will mean no seeing Henry until about Thursday. Henry has had another good 24 hours - didn't cope with a further lowering of the vent settings just yet but didn't have to go back to square 1 either.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:03 PM
Bloods came back fine so that is great news. Blood pressure was still 140/90, and I still had protein in my pee. They monitored bubs for an hour, was getting more minor contractions and bub was moving well, so that is good. I am going back on Tuesday, apparently an ob will be there and decide what to do with me, in the words of the midwife. Hopefully bubs will get a move on and decide to come out.
Emnut ~ that is great news that your family is on the mend. And really great news that Henry is still doing so well.
Storm girl ~ how did your monitoring go?
Tanglez~ not long to go now. How exciting. I hope you get well quickly. You need plenty of energy for labour.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:20 AM
Monitoring went ok.. Was on the machine for 2 hours. Got to have it done again tomorrow before my obs app..
So are we all ready ?? Everything is in the car ready.. Car seat, bags..
Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:43 AM
Hi ladies. Sounds like it's all starting to happen!! How exciting. Hope everyone is recovering from colds, and that things are either settling back down or progressing to some healthy, safely arrived babies
Had GP appt end of last week, BP also a little high but it's the first time that's happened. Going back tomorrow to get it checked out again. Bubs still going fine, HB good and measurements on track. I'm feeling very uncomfortable with really itchy, tight and sore skin on my belly, it's driving me nuts. But otherwise all really good here.
Stormgirl, I think we're ready!! Physically anyway - bags packed, nursery ready and waiting and car seat installed. Bubs told she's welcome any day now
Good luck this week - can't wait for the announcements to come rolling in!!
Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:58 PM
Well it's been a lifetime since I've been in to read on the DIG thread ... I've been using the FB page and have enjoyed keeping up with everyone's progress but I'm just not finding enough hours in the day to pop back here and check with everyone else - sorry
So I'll hit the 38wk mark on Wednesday which is very exciting but as for most of us, I'm getting a little impatient and just want this baby to be born already. I'm sore, tired, achey, waddly, running out of clothes and just generally uncomfortable. My DS1 and DS2 were both induced at 7days and 6days overdue so I'm not holding my breath for an early arrival for this little one ... I'm clinging to hope that the date from my LMP is the correct date and I'm actually a week further ahead than the early scan showed ... but not likely LOL.
I had a growth scan last week which showed our bub is sitting roughly on the 91st percentile so we're expecting a BIG boy. Each visit, the midwife/doc asks "did you have the GTT" to which I reply "yes" and they say "did it come back ok?" and they check again and confirm that the results were fine ... we're just one of the 'lucky' ones that grows big babies ! Current weight estimate last week was 8lb3oz already so given another few weeks to fatten up we could be looking at a very decent size baby. Hoping my inner girly bits survive delivery of another big baby
Nursery is complete.
Baby bag is packed.
Hospital bag is 1/2 packed.
Labour bag - not yet started - maybe today?
Capsule being fitted on Sunday.
Still deciding on a name for our little guy ... maybe tonight?
And I think that just about covers it.
Hope everyone else is doing OK - thinking of you all and wishing you smooth and safe deliveries ... I'll try to keep up a little more over November to watch for baby news
Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:04 PM
Today is my official due date and I am shedding a few tears of joy and gratitude for a wonderful, healthy pregnancy. It really is happening for us all Can't wait to hear the announcements come in and sending best wishes to everone in this final waiting game. May you be well cared for and loved xox
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