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Due in September, 2013 #7
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:17 PM
Woops sorry Dresden! Don't want to make anyone feel bigger than they already do!
Started Antenatal classes last week. Last night we visited the delivery rooms, I felt rather uncomfortable in there... but I am not sure if that is because of the 10 other people that were all crowded into the room to check it out. I was hoping for positive vibes but didn't get any . I am hoping that I just felt that way because of nerves.
The midwife also took my partner and I to the Special Care nursery, as there is a chance one or both my twins could end up there. That was really good to see. The babies in there are so tiny and precious! And the people looking after them are just lovely. We got all the different ways they can look after them explained to us, and also what would happen if they needed to be sent to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. That really helped to clear our minds about how they would be looked after and how I would be able to be involved in their care.
We have three names selected, one is a definite, the other we will probably pick once the bundles arrive. My partner asks every ones opinion on the names, which really bugs me. Their opinion is not important to me!
Hope every one is happy and healthy as they can be. I feel much better now that I have finished work, though I am only three days in and stuck for things to do without completely tiring myself out! This miserable weather doesn't help either!
Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:34 AM
It's all good copperrain. They sent me for a growth scan, at 29weeks he weighs about 4 pounds, so I don't think that's too bad at all. His head however is measuring above the 98centile, so that's freaking me out.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:18 AM
Ah mine are only 3 pounds each lol. I have no idea how big their heads are... I'll have to go have another look at the scan report!
Sounds like you have one healthy baby to me
Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:26 PM
Hi everyone! I'm another slacker who reads but hasn't posted much lately. Sorry, I just feel that I don't have much to report!
Now that we are down to single digits (8 weeks left!) I feel like its getting really close, especially if any of us go early. Scary!! On one hand I really want to meet this bubba, but on the other hand we are busy renovating the new house so I really need that to be finished (well, painted) and be moved in and settled before bub arrives. Also, as this will most likely be our last baby and therefore my last pregnancy, I'm trying to savor each little movement. It's such a special thing to go through and I'm a bit sad that after this bub arrives, I'll never experience growing a little human again.
I guess 8 weeks is perfect. Time to get the house finished and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy, but soon enough that it will fly and the little man/miss will be here before we know it.
How is the packing going againagain? I'm half packed - but at that awkward stage where I can't pack the rest because I still need it all, so there will be a last minute flurry just before moving day I think.
I can't scroll back to see who it was who put on 4kg in a week sorry, but I feel a bit the same. I hadn't checked my weight in a couple of weeks and it looks like I've put on another 3.5kg. Grrr. I only put on 3kg in total last pregnancy (thank you morning sickness and GD!), so I am feeling a bit massive. I'm definitely bigger than last time. I was looking at photos the other day at 8 months in a bikini and I looked awesome (for me). There is no way in hell I'd wear a bikini now, let alone let a photo be taken!! Sigh...
My GD results came back negative, with a big "BUT". Apparently my reading after 1 hour was pretty high, but it had dropped enough by 2 hours to put me in the all clear. That high reading means I'm still prone to have any sugar I eat go straight to the baby which could result in a big bub, so my OB has recommended I avoid sweet treats anyway. Let's just say I have cut down, but certainly not cut out sugar from my diet. It's all that gets me through the day sometimes!
How is everyone going with names? We do not have one name on the list (there is no list actually) that we both love, which stresses me out. We have a fallback name for a boy (William), but I just feel like there is another name out there that I haven't thought of yet. Same with girls really. I hate it that the baby isn't named yet! We had names chosen by 24 weeks with baby #1.
Anyway, it's 10.30am and DD and I are still in our PJ's, so I guess I'd better go and start the day.
I hope everyone is doing well and all of those pelvis's are holding together.
Take care everyone. xx
Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:06 PM
Just thought I would let everyone know that Bubs Baby Shop is having a carpark sale this Saturday at their Yatala, QLD store. Usually good discounts! I hope this post is ok to share... Sorry if it isn't
Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:25 PM
Copperrain I can understand feeling weird int he birth suites! I remember going in for a check (nothing important) with my first and I could hear a lady in labour and I totally freaked out. Once you are in there being looked after and meeting your baby/ies is imminent you'll feel better!
HurryUpAlready sounds like we are at the same packing stage. Everyone keeps asking me if I've been packing, but all the non-essential stuff is already done, can't very well pack all the kitchen stuff or kids clothes though! I feel like it will be a last minute rush. Is it bad if I just keep thinking so long as I can find the important things at the new house, I'll sort the rest out after the baby arrives...
Just had a mw check up and all is going ok. Everyone still baffled by my thyroid thing, but have another endo appt later this month. Baby is now only measuring one week ahead instead of 2 - 2.5 weeks ahead which is good.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:46 PM
Hi everyone, it's also been awhile since I've had anything to say, though I check in almost daily.
I feel you you women who are packing, don't know how you're doing it! I'm struggling at the moment, maybe I shouldn't be writing right now as I'm just feeling off. huge, out of breath sick, itchy and anxious. Possibly all I ned to do is go have a warm bath and try to relax.
I know a few people have siad they've bought prams etc..anyone else? My DH (We got married a month ago!!) an..I jusd I thought we knew what we were getting but the more reviews I read the more confused I get.
I'm feeing so unorganised, but I know I've got awhile yet (I'll be 33 weeks tomorrow or monday, depending on whose due date I believe ) , I just tend to focus and worry over things I probably don't need to.
For those who did the calm birth course, have you been practising? I've done a little, nowhere near enough.
I have another 4 weeks left of work, on hand hand so little..on the other I wonder if I'll even make it that far
Minimae, I hope you worked out the 4kg weight gain. And, I hope things are going well.
I have put on a massive 13.5 kg so far, no wonder I'm feeling so large. I stopped exercising a while ago and haven't exactly cut back on treats..but I also have a huge (active) belly!
Again, I hope everyone is well.
Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:17 PM
we bought our pram today, embiemum! icandy, in red (the colour is v important, of course!). we found it very difficult when you walk in to those mega baby stores, and are confronted by 19485 types that all seem 98% the same. in the end, we seem to have copied our friends
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