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#1 ~A2~

Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali

#2 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 03 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

GOLD!!!! WOOHOO!!!

HAHA.
Nothing special to say, just wanted to claim the first prize. Never have before.

#3 mmuc83

Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:11 AM

Silver!


veggiepatchfamily

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YAY!! We are 95% sure ours is a girl. I was totally expecting another boy. I hope it is something you are happy about.
Its funny how everyone assumes we want a girl. I truthfully would have been happy either way (I believe boys are easier) but a girl will be just as nice!!

I am very happy - i wasn't really fussed what we were having.  I would have been quite happy with whetever sex it was.  At least i know what i am in for!

#4 opethmum

Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:48 PM

Bronze, I have never won a place before.

Yes my DH is well it was fairly straight forward what was wrong and was discharged 7 hours later.

I have one girl and one boy and expecting another girl will make sure that girls rule the roost in our household. DH is so looking forward to that, not!

I am still sick, boo, this is getting sucky.

I just hope others are getting better.

#5 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

Hey Ladies,
opethmum- I hope you are feeling better now. I had a little cold and seem to have cleared it now, which is great.

Scans- I had my 20 weeks morph scan yesterday. Just a little late (21+4) as they couldn't get me in any earlier.
Well- what a day!! :lol: It took 2 techs and 2 hours. Apparently I am having an extremely uncooperative little girl. She wouldn't show them anything they needed. :rofl: eventually they got everything and they were happy with it, but wow! I was pretty much hanging upside down off the bed at one point to try and get her to move over so they could see the heart.
I am also having a boofer baby :lol: estimated at 75-95 percentile :omg:. Both my boys have always been small, under 15 percentile, one well under the 3rd. So it will be hilarious if I have a big/normal baby.

I also saw my midwife this morning (first antenatal appointment with anyone :blush: anyway it all went great. BP was good, which is wonderful as I have had PE with both pregnancies.  I am also measuring 2-3 weeks ahead on fundal height :smile:
She ran off blood for me to get done, which I will go and do next week.
All went well. I am pretty sure we are still great to go ahead for a homebirth. Which is reassuring as my previous birth (also a home birth) only lasted 50 minutes from first contraction until baby in arms.

I am going to visit my family this weekend, (child free :dance:) so that will be lovely!

#6 merleauponty

Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:10 PM

Hi everyone, I haven't posted for ages but here I go...

Opethmum, I'm sorry you are still sick, it's a long time to feel poorly. Hope you feel better soon.

I also didn't care about gender. But we went ahead and found out that my 18-month old DD is getting a little brother to boss around. I had to get into weird positions too. Bridge pose (feet on table holding body up) and had to rock around in it vigorously as well. it was very different to my morphology scan in last pregnancy because DD was tearing noisily around the room, the sonographer said it was fine (I offered for DH to take her out) but DH didn't get to see much of #2 at all.  I think he was mainly thrilled to be seeing DD in his lunch hour TBH.

I'm only 21 weeks and my ob has already started marking down 'breech' presentation. Anyone else's bub in breech position? I thought they moved around all the time at this stage ... I'm not worried about it at all but might be a little sensitive because DD was a breech baby.

#7 opethmum

Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

I am finally feeling better so thanks everyone, now my DH has come down with the same thing, so boo. I was looking forward to having some time by myself this week.

I am glad people are well and having great appointments with their midwives/drs etc.

merleauponty - I would not worry about the breech position just yet, each pregnancy is different and so is each birth. I am glad that you're expecting a little boy, how exciting!

I hope veggiepatchfamily you have a great time away and how lovely a girl! My DD1 was equally uncooperative and did acrobats too on the ultrasound, how funny, a great story to tell them.

Have a great week all.

#8 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

 merleauponty, on 12 June 2014 - 04:10 PM, said:



I'm only 21 weeks and my ob has already started marking down 'breech' presentation. Anyone else's bub in breech position? I thought they moved around all the time at this stage ... I'm not worried about it at all but might be a little sensitive because DD was a breech baby.

My baby is currently flipping between breech (which it was at ultrasound) and now it is transverse- so head on one side of tummy and bum on the other.

I would not stress at this stage. There is PLENTY of time to change position.

#9 mmuc83

Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

 merleauponty, on 12 June 2014 - 04:10 PM, said:

I'm only 21 weeks and my ob has already started marking down 'breech' presentation. Anyone else's bub in breech position? I thought they moved around all the time at this stage ... I'm not worried about it at all but might be a little sensitive because DD was a breech baby.

I wouldn't stress too much over the position.  They can change and sometimes do change.  I went from breech baby, to not when i went into labour!

#10 Eeeps

Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:49 PM

Hi

I dont know if anyone is still reading this topic  but thought I'd pop in, October isn't far away now.  Pregnancy is progressing without too much drama, countdown to finishing work is underway and aside from a little SPD pain am pretty healthy.  Hope everyone else is doing well too.

#11 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:15 AM

Hey Eeeps,
I am still here, and check around here occasionally but no one else seems to be here.
I am travelling along ok pregnancy wise, in general it feels like our house has been sick in one way or another for over a month! It started with me getting really sick, and ending up in hospital on fluids etc, then we had a good dose of gastro now we are back into head and chest cold (my chest cold never really left).
I am very much over feeling extra tired, but do think I am coping ok, considering.

I have 3 more weeks worth of work, then finish up (mind you this week I will be off on sick leave).
What is everyone else doing with work?

I have a nursery full of clothes and a basinette, car capsule etc and really need to find some time to get in there and sort it all out!!

Just starting to reach the point where sleep is starting to evade me, I have trouble falling asleep and waking up for an hour or two over night, but then in the morning ALL I want to do is stay in bed, and the kids seem to have sensed this and now are getting up at 6.30am.

Anyway, hope you are all well, and I'm sure the time will fly and then we will start getting birth announcements.

#12 Skarlett

Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:41 AM

For those of you not on FB, yesterday (28/8) my husband and I welcomed our twin boys into the world. I made it to 34w 5days. Riley was born at 2.08pm weighing 4lb 12oz (2.1kg) and Lucas was born at 2.14pm weighing 5lb 7oz (2.4kg) they have been transferred to a bigger hospital for more specialist care than they can have here. They went by air ambulance last night, we're heading down today. They are absolutely gorgeous, we are just so in love!

#13 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:44 AM

Congratulations Skarlett!!
I said birth announcements soon but not quite that soon :smile:

I hope the boys are going well! They sound like good weights!
Hope you are all back together asap.
Love the names, they go really well together!

#14 opethmum

Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

Congrats on your twins Skarlett.

#15 Eeeps

Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

Wow! Congrats Skarlett!  the first babies of the DIG arrived  sooner than I expected.
Lovely names too :)

#16 Furfeathersfleece

Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:51 PM

Congrats skarlett!

#17 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:05 PM

Hey everyone!
Any more baby news?
I am sure that some of you are ready to pop or already have.
Hope everything is going well for everyone.

AFM- I am going along really well, first time that I haven't been medicated for BP. Hoping I can push through without needing anything.
All plans are going well for our home birth. Have the pool and all the equipment here.
Baby's room is all set up, and just waiting for a baby :lol:
I have to rearrange beside my bed so that I can fit in the basinette. Other then that I think I have everything sorted.

We are off to Ballarat next week so just need to get home from there before I go.
I had a breast reduction less then 12 months ago so I was very concerned that I would not be able to feed at all (and have prepared with bottles etc), however I seem to have colostrum to spare and it is easy to hand express so I am taking that as a great sign!!

Hope you are all well!!!!

#18 mellmatho

Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:38 PM

 veggiepatchfamily, on 26 September 2014 - 04:05 PM, said:

Hey everyone!
Any more baby news?
I am sure that some of you are ready to pop or already have.
Hope everything is going well for everyone.

AFM- I am going along really well, first time that I haven't been medicated for BP. Hoping I can push through without needing anything.
All plans are going well for our home birth. Have the pool and all the equipment here.
Baby's room is all set up, and just waiting for a baby :lol:
I have to rearrange beside my bed so that I can fit in the basinette. Other then that I think I have everything sorted.

We are off to Ballarat next week so just need to get home from there before I go.
I had a breast reduction less then 12 months ago so I was very concerned that I would not be able to feed at all (and have prepared with bottles etc), however I seem to have colostrum to spare and it is easy to hand express so I am taking that as a great sign!!

Hope you are all well!!!!

I had a breast reduction in 2010, fell pregnant in 2012 and was able to bf #2 :)

#19 merleauponty

Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:44 PM

Congrats Skarlett! Enjoy snuggles with your beautiful boys.

These remaining 2-3 weeks to baby can't go fast enough for me. Bub is up in my right ribs, just like DD was. I thought it was because DD was breech but apparently this is just the way I carry my babies. Very painful! DH is on rib-rubbing duty as I type....

Also having groin / hip / bum pain - likely SPD. After a terrible day on Tuesday, I'm no longer leaving the house except when I have to (ie appointments / grocery and remaining baby shopping). All social events cancelled and MIL has started coming over to take over park duties with DD. She also bought me some maternity clothes today and brought us dinner! I'm very very lucky.

#20 opethmum

Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:04 PM

Well I am happy to report that my eviction date is this week!! I am over it, can't wait to meet my little one. I am mildly freaking out but I am more than ready. Things are not set up but will be very soon. Good luck everyone!

#21 merleauponty

Posted 20 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

Hope everything went smoothly opethmum, and hope to hear your baby update soon.

DS was born on Tuesday and we came home yesterday morning. It's so good to be home. Although I am having breastfeeding difficulties - oversupply issues which hit crisis point a couple of hours ago, I'm still feeling a bit emotional! I suppose a breastfeeding crisis or two is a fairly normal part of bringing home a newborn.

We of course think he is just beautiful - toddler DD however is a little unsure (although she does like to kiss Baby). She was pretty upset and angry with me for a while yesterday but seems to be getting over it, especially since I've come home from hospital. First thing we did was walk up to the Vietnamese bakery for pork rolls. I missed them so much during pregnancy!

Anyway I'm sure there must be some more baby news out there by now...?

#22 purpleblaze

Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:53 PM

DD was born fri 17 October, 6 days early, weighing 6 pounds 10. Another quick labour with no drugs meant that even the OB missed the action! We are over the moon,my stitches recovering nicely but my feet look like Shrek!

#23 leathebeezkneez

Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

DD was born by elective c-section on 10 October weighing 2965g (6 pound 8.5 ounces).

Struggling with breastfeeding.

#24 opethmum

Posted 25 October 2014 - 06:53 AM

My second DD was born via elective c/s on 2nd October, she is a sister to my DD1 and DS. She is doing very well and we are in love with her. Breastfeeding is going well.

I do hope breastfeeding gets better leathebeezkneez. Sorry you are finding it hard, hang in there. Contact a Lactation Consultant at your hospital for help or the Australian Breastfeeding Association to help as well. Congrats on your DD.

Congrats Merleauponty and purplehaze on your lovely babies, I hope everything is continuing smoothly and that recovery is going well.

#25 three 4 me

Posted 25 October 2014 - 06:24 PM

Our twin boys arrived safely on 16 october. I ended up being induced at 38 wks 2 days by ARM. They were born posterior 3kgs and then breech 3.6kgs. The boys are amazing and we are all besotted with the new members of our family. Their big brother is over the moon that the twinnies have arrived!

Sending positive labour vibes to anyone still waiting to meet their bubs.


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