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Due in September 2014 Chat Thread #8

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#26 Zebidee

Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

Little Bug I'm sorry for your earlier loss, I wasn't part of the fb group back then so I didn't hear your story. It must be a little bitter sweet having your due date approach but big congratulations on this pregnancy!

Akadia...congratulations! I hope his latch had improved and you're either home now or close to it!

TA why on earth wouldn't she let you see the screen?  How bizarre.

Perpetual sound,  enjoy  your bed tonight! How does the house look? I hope it was worth the wait.

We are closer to getting ready for Bubs. We turned Oli's room upside  down on the weekend, got rid of the cot and got him into his big bed. Tonight is the second night he's been in it but so far so good. He was very attached to his cot and didn't want to move into the big bed but with his third birthday next week we thought it was time. Plus we needed the extra space in his room for storing his toys to make room in the loungeroom for baby things! The baby's bassinet has been located and sheets washed. She has a chest of drawers now so I can put away her clothes. We are slowly getting ready.

#27 twilightangel

Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

She claimed there was not much to see at this stage. Baby is too big so it's just her head or just a leg etc. I'm still disappointed though as even if it was just a leg etc, it's my babies leg and it's interesting to me.

Going to ask the dr on Wednesday if I can see any of the pics.

Well done on getting Oli's room done. We thought about moving DS3 to a big bed to free up the cot for sprout but have decided to leave it for now as sprout will be in my room for at least the first 6 months. I hope Oli continues sleeping well in his new bed for you.

#28 gracie1978

Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:32 PM

So exciting that there are babies arriving :)
I almost want to rejoin FB so I can keep up with them all!

Twilight that is so odd that they wouldn't let you see the screen, sounds a little mean.  Hopefully the doctor will share the pics with you.

Zebidee it's nice getting all the little clothes away isn't it, I keep opening up the drawers to smell their lux flakey goodness.

AFM have had the final OB appointment, six sleeps to go, eek

#29 cbmum

Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:01 PM

Twilight - not sure why they wouldn't show you the screen! Sounds a bit mean to me. :secret:

Gracie - very exciting. 6 more days in nothing. Seems like we've all been UTD for 2 years hey?

Littlebug - great to hear your happy news. Often you hear the bad stuff so thank you so much for coming back to share to happy stuff too! Wishing you all the best :heart:

AFM - a few of the school mums had a dinner for me last night. Very lovely of them but I couldn't resist creamy pasta and paid the price all night. Oh the pain :cry: I'll admit there were tears and it was all a bit much to be truthful. Also, everyone decided to talk about how bloody hard 3 kids is?!?!? I know it's true but I left feeling scared about how I'm going to cope. Not what I really wanted to hear at 35 weeks. Probably a bit sensitive at the moment........

Hope everyone is hanging in there.

#30 Iliketoflounce

Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

How is everyone going it is almost September any more baby news here?

#31 Percival

Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

Hi girls. I am on the Facebook group. Find it tricky to keep up with more than one place. :) there has been a few arrivals in the last few days.
I have had severe heartburn and vomiting the whole pregnancy but the last two days it has been good. I was even able to sleep on one pillow last night!!! Hoping that means bubs has dropped might just be medication doing it's job though ☺️ Hope everyone is well xxx

#32 Iliketoflounce

Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Anna I also am on FB I find it hard to be on here and on FB sometimes. I also have been very sick the whole time you may have seen me mention the hospital visits for fluids

#33 Fairey

Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:59 AM

It's officially September!!! Baby Time!!!

Very exciting about the FB group having more babies born.

Anna and Iliketoflounce - I'm so sorry to hear that you've both been really sick the entire time :( I really hope there have been patches where you both haven't been too bad xx

#34 Percival

Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

Sorry! I just reread my post it sounded whingey it's ok it's just part of it, I'm just really excited that it has settled!!!  It hasn't been all bad. I have managed to stay out of hospital and it has helped me keep my weight down. Liketoflounce it sounds like you Have had a really rough pregnancy. Nearly at the end!!!
I have an extra appointment today as Thursdays appointment revealed I had mild preeclampsia, I am feeling really positive about today and everything being fine again.
So excited for this month!!!!!!!!

#35 Iliketoflounce

Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:06 AM

Anna it didn't sound whingy. I lost a total of 10kg and have only just managed to put it back on plus an extra 2kg. Oh no to mild PE hope it doesn't get worse for you.I am still shared care with my GP

Fairey I am having better days haven't need hospital for 11 weeks now but I still need Zofron. How are you going you are due very soon

So far on FB there are 9 boys 8 girls and on EB 1 boy hoping to hear from others having their bubs

#36 Perpetual Sound

Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:24 PM

Afternoon ladies!

Here we are, still chugging along. As has been said, lots of action over on the FB group - All the newborn pictures are making me excited and have actually started getting me into gear in preparing.

The bathroom is almost done and looks amazing. Now that we have a seperate bath and shower, I can get my fitball into the shower to be able to use. I find it great because my feet hurt to stand on the tiles now with all the extra pressure.

I'm also booked in for 1.5hr massage on Friday (37 weeks) for full body massage with accupressure and reflexology. I cant wait.

I bought some evening primrose oil capsules this morning which I am told help to ripen the cervix, and I'm drinking about 6 cups of raspberry leaf tea a day. My aim this time isnt to induce labour (although if it happens thats awesome), but to just ripen my cervix in the hope for a much shorter 1st stage labour (was 28hrs last time).

Today I'm finishing off making Henry's present 'from the baby'.

Thank goodness for daycare days.

I hope everyone is feeling as well as can be expected at this late pointy end....  and....


#37 twilightangel

Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:00 PM

Baby Calliope joined our family at 12.33am today.

She is absolutely perfect. Weighed 6lb 2oz (2790g) and is 51cm long. Feeding really well which is wonderful.

Her arrival came as a surprise as the doctors thought my induction had failed and sent me to bed with heaps of pain meds and sleeping tablets and said we would try again after a 12 hour break.

Callie didn't agree and after getting back to my room and hoping in the shower for pain relief I was examined again and the doctor was shocked to discover I'd gone from 0 to 5cm dilated.

By the time I reached birth suites and attached to monitors I was pushing.

Callie went into distress due to how quick the labour was (33 minutes from when they discovered I was 5cm) but recovered quickly once born.

I can't get over how small she is compared to my others. Even premmie 00000 clothes are big on her. The older kids are all very happy with their little sister and can't wait until she is home.

Hope everyone else is well and enjoying there last few days or their little babies :)

#38 Perpetual Sound

Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:30 PM

A huge congratulations to you Twilight!!! Awww what a tiny tot!! What a birth story - sounds like it was a dream delivery - intense but a dream :D

Enjoy the cuddles and that delicious newborn smell


#39 heatherdv

Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

Congratulations Twilight, thats fantastic news!  I bet she's gorgeous.  Enjoy your new addition to your big beautiful family :)

#40 Wanting#3

Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:57 PM

Congrats and enjoy your newborn cuddles 😌

#41 twilightangel

Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

Thanks girls. Yes I am absolutely loving those newborn cuddles. They are so precious. I'm really happy with how my labour went, as you said Perpetual sound it was intense but it was a good experience.

#42 Musefan2010

Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:14 PM

Yay TA!!
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter Calliope :-)

Sounds like a very intense delivery, but nice to get it all done quickly!

Hope you are both recovering well and you're soaking up the newborn cuddles :-)

#43 cbmum

Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:13 PM

Twilight angel! congratulations on your beautiful girl with a beautiful name. Well done on an awesome labour and delivery.
Still can't believe this is the month all the bubs are due :excite:

Last count on FB, there were 22 babies born. It's been so nice waking up most mornings with a new bundle of joy arriving earth side.

Good luck ladies x

#44 gracie1978

Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:43 PM

Congrats Twilight :)

My little boy arrived on Tuesday.
3.9 kg and we're doing really well, DP and I are utterly smitten.

Elective c section went great I loved the anaesthetist she was amazing and her gorgeous calm manner was so helpful.

I hope you're going well.


#45 Perpetual Sound

Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:17 PM

Congratulations Gracie!!

So good to hear you had such a good experience.

Welcome to the world little man! :D

#46 cbmum

Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:47 PM

Gracie - Do we have a name yet? I love details!

#47 Fairey

Posted 07 September 2014 - 01:45 PM

Hi all 😊
Congratulations to those with bubs already!! Very exciting!!

Grace Lily was born Tuesday 2nd at 11:02pm.
7pd9oz and 49.5cm.

I was supposed to deliver in the city. Despite us telling the "doctor" that we wouldn't make it, he told us we had to drive again.
Grace was born on the side of the highway, delivered by my husband...

We are settling into being a family if 4 but DH and I will be putting in formal complaints to the hospital.

(Grace is fabulously awesome and we are super in love with her πŸ’—)

Edited by Fairey, 07 September 2014 - 01:47 PM.

#48 Perpetual Sound

Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

Oh wow Fairy!!! A huge congrats to you! That is quite a birth story! Well done you for enduring what must have been quite a stressful experience - and well done DH for keeping it cool enough to catch bub!

Great to hear Grace is doing so well :) Beautiful name :)

#49 Cacti

Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:01 PM

Congratulations Fairey, so happy for you!

#50 Wanting#3

Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

Congrats fairey, what a story to tell!

Love the name!

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