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#1 ~A2~

Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

Hi all

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#2 MickeyBoo

Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:43 AM


Just checking in for the new thread original.gif Will BBL to catch up!

#3 last~one

Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:16 AM

Good Morning everyone original.gif
I had my first check up with the OB at my hospital visit yesterday. A very long 2 hour wait, and watching everybody come and go before me, I was starting to think they had forgotten about me wink.gif everything seems to be going well, my belly is measuring at just over 23 weeks, and I heard bubs heart beat! (My favourite part)!! Bub doesnt like the doppler, kicking it every time the drs put it on my belly to find the hb original.gif However with the really srtong braxton hicks contractions I had last week, the OB thought they were a little too strong too early, and because its my 5th preg, 4th lasting, she has restricted me to no exercise, lifting, or exertion except for walking along the beach...I was really hoping to start the preg yoga. I'll have to look into it.
Hope everyone has a great day xx

#4 Family Girl

Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:27 AM


Morning ladies!  

LastOne, sorry to hear about the restrictions.  Talk to your doctor about the yoga, from everything I have read/heard it is so beneficial and not meant to be straining at all so they might say it is ok!  This is going to sound terrible, but I keep having this day dream that the doctor tells me no more work till bub is here!  How terribly lazy of me.   rolleyes.gif  I think it's because I'm not loving my job right now, and am under a lot of pressure, and I think the daydream is more about having the pressure suddenly taken away more than anything else.

Can't see the old posts obviously, and my memory is like a sieve so can't remember who said what (despite only having just read it!) so will have to forgive me for lack of personals.  Am loving the FB page ladies!  So much easier to sneak on there and keep up to date or post a little something.  My back is killing me right now, and I can't see the hospital physio (the one that works with my midwife to handle any care needed) for three weeks so relented and booked in to see one nearby that does pregnancy stuff.  I've always had trouble with my lower back, but right now it seems different, like it's actually my tailbone or hips that are hurting, does that make sense???  It is so painful to sit at my desk (right now I am balanced on one butt cheek to avoid any pressure on my tailbone) but that can't be good for me surely.  Desperately hoping the physio has a magic cure for me!!!  I start my prenatal yoga tonight.  It came so highly recommended, so am really looking forward to it.

Hope everyone is having a good day, we're on the homeward stretch for the weekend now!!! Family xxx

Edited by Family Girl, 08 February 2012 - 10:34 AM.

#5 **ruth**

Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

thanks Family Girl original.gif

I'm aiming to try to get there this thursday so I'll miss you.

#6 newyearbaby

Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

FamilyGirl - I get pain in my tailbone and hips too. Mainly where my femur joins into my hips. I have a twisted pelvis whether pregnant or not, so yours might be something similar. Hopefully its not SPD starting for you. Definitely get checked sooner rather than later so they can keep you aligned. Good luck x

#7 gab92

Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (last~one @ 08/02/2012, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bub doesnt like the doppler, kicking it every time the drs put it on my belly to find the hb

I have the same issue! Bub keeps running away from the doppler when the dr tries to find a hb but when you put the doppler around where his feet are he'll kick at it like there's no tomorrow! I wonder why they're doing that...

What has everyone here been using in terms of stretch marks?
I've been getting REALLY horrible stretch marks underneath my boobs and they're sore and itchy all the time! I use olive oil on my belly and haven't got stretch marks yet but didn't think to use anything on my boobs to prevent them :/ silly me.

#8 Alvarywinters

Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

I've been using pawpaw to keep my skin soft and moist on my belly and breasts. I cannot really see the underside on my belly too well and our big mirror broke, so will be a surprise as to what's there haha
I have read a few places that creams with lanolin in them (like the type you use when breastfeeding) can help with stretch marks and sore spots, but have yet to try it.

My bubbles did the same things at my checkup, kicking the doppler and wigging away from it lol

Also discovered my bladder right at the start of the 1 hour trip home the other day...right after I had had a HEAP to drink...I think it was only due to having done some pelvic floor exercises that the trip didn't end awkwardly lol

#9 littlesticky

Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

I have been using rose hip oil after showering to prevent stretch marks. But as the ob puts it, I am still quite 'neat' so fingers crossed she won't decide to explode on me one week and stretch everything! I've heard hydration is essential as it's the underneath layers that tear. Hard when someone is using my bladder as a pillow wink.gif

#10 newyearbaby

Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

I use cocoa butter or coconut oil but there isn't anything you can do to avoid stretch marks. You are either prone to them or not. But massaging your belly feels nice anyway.

#11 littlesmooch

Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

MIL gave me some bio oil to use but I am not very good at remembering to use it.  

Currently I feel like I am going to explode & that I just don't have any more room in me for the baby.  The joys of being short!

#12 gab92

Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (littlesmooch @ 10/02/2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently I feel like I am going to explode & that I just don't have any more room in me for the baby.  The joys of being short!

I know the feeling! I'm 150cm so I know all about the joys of being short as well haha.

Bub also likes laying right on top of my bladder and enjoys kicking it in the morning to wake me up.
I don't know how I'm going to carry him for another 17 weeks when it feels like there's no more room for him to grow :/

#13 Hollie83

Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

I'm using "Happy Event" for my tummy and breasts - but I haven't been able to find it for ages.. I bought it three years ago when I had a boob job and I got absolutely no stretch marks. I'm also using the Tummy Butter (cocoa butter). Making sure I do it every night and every morning to keep it nice and soft.

Bladder - still toilet breaks 5 times a night and baby is definitely a footy player or a dancer (depending on the gender - team green for us) and spending most of his/her foot time on my bladder..

#14 shellsc

Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Hi all,

Read something about a FB page?  Can anyone fill me in on the details as I would like to join ... I am due 10 June.  Wondering if anyone has already waitlisted for child care?  I need to find somewhere in the Eastern Suburbs (Sydney) for Jan 2013.
Thanks.... unsure.gif

#15 Alvarywinters

Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:17 PM

Shellsc, Just PM me your facebook page and I'll add you to friends and then to the group (removing from friends after)
We just chat abour random things and share photos, it's a lot of fun original.gif

#16 littlesticky

Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (shellsc @ 13/02/2012, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wondering if anyone has already waitlisted for child care?  I need to find somewhere in the Eastern Suburbs (Sydney) for Jan 2013.
Thanks.... unsure.gif

I did a super search in www.careforkids.com.au/ and sent an email to the local centres. They recommend you sign up as soon as the baby is born (I'm in Sydney, northern beaches).

#17 MickeyBoo

Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

I second signing up as soon as bub is born, we don't use daycare but the kids do go to 3/4 year old kindy before Prep, and the wait list is ridiculous. I have signed the last two kids up the week they were born and they were already halfway down the page with names. I know that it guarantees me a spot signing them up early as they ring each name in the order they are written, and there's only 45 places for the kindy for each year.

#18 Kelly86

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:21 AM

Hi all

Been a little slack in posting lately, but have been trying to keep up.

Hope everyone is doing great. I am really enjoying second trimester (currently 23 weeks), loving all the big kicks we are getting now, bubs even says hello to DH if he/she's in the mood biggrin.gif

For stretch marks I have been using the palmers stuff (I keep getting free samples, so why not!) and also rose hip oil...not sure they actually do anything, but yes, feels nice to massage anyway! I have been noticing stretch marks on my hips, legs and boobs...thought I might be able to avoid them so far as I've only put on a few kilos, but I guess in the end as someone else said you either get them or you don't...god help me when I start to get really big!

Gab and littlesmooch I am short too (156cm) and also feeling like I have zero room - if I eat a big meal I feel like I might burst open lol

Childcare I am planning on going and seeing some places soon...I'm finding it really hard to know what we are going to want to do work wise, I keep telling myself I will want to go back to work part time after 12 months, but it might all change once bub arrives. We will likely put them into childcare a couple of days a week even if one of us isn't working just to socialise etc, but I'm not sure what age is best to do this...has anyone done research or had experience with what age works best???

So much learning to do, feel so clueless and naive a lot of the time!!

Alvarywinters I have tried over and over to PM you re: FB group and it is not working, keep getting some silly error grrrr...not sure what you need to join me to the group but my page is below - could you please sign me up? Thanks!


#19 Alvarywinters

Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:28 AM

If you click on My Controls in the left hand frame, then go down to Board Settings under Options (bottom of second frame) and again at the bottom on the right hand frame look for:
Type of text editor to use when posting and set it to Standard Editor.

I had this problem a few weeks back. Type a whole PM and then get an error saying to enter at least 3 characters.

Taken from the FAQ...had the problem myself (if this is the error you are getting) a while back and this fixed it original.gif

#20 miso

Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

Alvarywinters - emailed you original.gif.  been trying to pm you for agesss lol i hope it works now so i can join the group

i hope everyone is doing goooodd!!

Stretch marks: my tummy is stretching so much and my belly button looks like its going to pop out any time soon! my DP thinks its GROSSS haha and he wants to put a band aid over it? lol.  i have been using palmers therapy oil since i dont like the feel of bio oil.

breast pump? my small boobies are still staying small boobies but I am hoping when i breast feed they will grow a tiny bit lol.  I am looking at breast pumps and looks like the ameda purely yours have custom sizes for different size breasts/nipples?    anyone got the same breast size as me and thinking about breast feeding all the way??.  I am an A

childcare:     i like to go back to work after 6 months after bub is due.  i stay at home anyway providing care for the local community so i got heaps of toys already for bub but she will get her special toys Tounge1.gif

#21 stella777

Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

I used bio oil and palmers cocoa butter last pregnancy and still got stretch marks. Only mild and after 34-35weeks though which is pretty good for twins. I honestly don't think any of the creams help but it does feel nice and helps relieve a little of the itching that occurs with your skin stretching

Miso - I can't help on the breast size front as I am larger in the bust, but size shouldn't be an issue. I used the medela swing electric pump for expressing and it was fine. If you are interested in the ameda purely yours I did see it online on sale

Kelly86 - I don't really believe childcare is necessary for 'socialisiation' but that's just my opinion. I think you can offer them the same experiences at home and with friends and family and out and about. I won't be using daycare unless necessary as I am a SAHM and don't feel I need to at the moment. AT the moment I won't be sending my kids anywhere until 3yo preschool. But agin, depends on your situation as to what suits you original.gif
(by the way, my 2 are driving me bonkers and I would gladly palm them off to someone else for the day today!)

#22 -Moxie-

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:43 PM

No need to use any thing to prevent stretchmarks. Way too late for that LOL. Never had a popped out button either. Just gets flatter and shallower.

Seems I have plenty of room for baby (still plenty of saggy flabby belly, but no room for other internal organs. My bump is all relocated innards.

Saw Dr last week and he is happy for me to stretch my visits to 5-6 weeks rather than 4, but did say to come in sooner if I had swelling, headaches, not feeling well, etc. Also said it would not be uncommon to have shooting/stabbing pains radiating up or down from everything being looser after multiple pregnancies.
He has already suggested bubs is going to weigh between 3 and 3.5 kg (range of my other children). Fundus was also measuring a week behind, although that was just with sight measurement. Although he has been pretty good with size and weights with my others.
Really love my Dr.

Im putting in my leave forms tomorrow and have decided on taking the full 2 years on offer. I wasnt going to but the manager is annoying me with all her demands and tantys. Mind you I only work 2 evenings a week and only about 3 out of the last 6 years. Ive also discovered FA and FTB money is pretty good with 4 children and a low earning DH. With only DH's income Im hoping we will be eligible for a HCC. I think we will be a few dollars a week below the cut off, although if DH does any overtime(few and far between) we probably wont.

#23 littlesmooch

Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

We have a bit of a crazy baby that loves to move around A LOT!  Last night I was lying down on the bed & DH was about to put his hand on my belly for a feel when there is this almighty thump from within.  

DH looks at me with this big grin & says 'I saw that one!' So glad our baby can be accommodating at times original.gif

#24 newyearbaby

Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hi all, had to comment on the small boob thing. My sister is really flat chested (probably less than an A cup) and she managed to breastfeed both her babies, so boob size really doesn't matter. And trust me they all grow when your milk comes in a few days after birth. They then subside a fair bit again but so long as you have a nipple your baby will suck it original.gif

Belly button - mine has never popped out in pregnancy before, but this time it popped out at about 18 weeks!! And I don't think it will be going back in itself.

Still no stretch marks. Yay! But am massive already so they may still come.

Childcare - I too am a SAHM and had no intention of putting my kids into care until pre-school at age 3. But found that last year my 2 year old was bored at home with his newborn brother and decided to put him into care 2 days per week. I don't regret it. He now goes to pre-school 3 days per week.
My 16 month old might start going to occasional care soon to give me a break later in pregnancy. We'll see how I go. Other than that he probably won't go into care until he turns 3.
They definitely can learn to socialise at playgroups and even just at parks so I don't think childcare is necessary for that either.

Anyway, that's it for me. My next scan is on Tuesday, so looking forward to that.

Have great evenings!

#25 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

haha go active babies! mine has been moving around in there like no tomorrow! I found out that if I put a remote control on my belly you can see it jump when the baby kicks- pretty cool party trick Tounge1.gif

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