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#1 ~A2~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali

#2 123Babies4Me

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

GOLD!! Go me!

#3 bananagirlsmum

Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

ppinkstork.gif PREGNANT AFTER MISCARRIAGE bbluestork.gif



~~~APRIL 2012~~~
flowerbell
Due Date: 25 April 2012
Age: 35
Location: Gold Coast
Other details: DS 4, mm/c April 09; mm/c December 09; mm/c October 10


~~~May 2012~~~
Contrebasse
Due Date: 2nd May 2012
Age: 30
Location: Melbourne
Other Details: 1 lost angel July 2011

Belinda 33
Due Date: 12 May 2012
Gender:   bbluestork.gif
Age: 35
Location: Southern Highlands NSW
Other details: 5 miscarriages

Bananagirlsmum
Due date: 14th May
Gender:  ppinkstork.gif
Age: 30
Location: Brisbane
Other details:I have a 10 year old DD from a previous relationship and had an early m/c last year in August.

Spitmurphy
Due Date: 19th May 2012
Gender:  ppinkstork.gif
Age: 34
Location: SWQLD
Other Details: DS 2.5yrs, MC x 4 in 2011, 2011

~~~JUNE 2012~~~
OOFarmgirlOO
Due Date: 4 June 2012
Gender:  Surprise
Age: 27
Location: NW NSW
Other: Two very much loved and missed angels in our hearts. 7w & 5w, both in 2011.


FamilyGirl
Due Date: 17 June 2012
Gender:  Surprise
Age: 30
From: Canberra
Other Details: 4 little souls in our hearts but not our arms.


~~~JULY 2012~~~
AnnaJT79
Due date: 4 July 2011
Age: 32
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Other details Previous miscarriage at 9wk 3days, so specific medical issues that I know about (other than weight too much!), my partner (I'm engaged) is 45, TTC since January 2011


~~~AUGUST 2012~~~
Liltuss
Due date: 14 August
Age 42
Location: Sydney
Other details: that's it for now !


White-Lily
Due Date: 24th August
Age: 26
Location: Perth
Other: DD - 3yo, Angel baby 11+2 (September 2011)


~~~SEPTEMBER 2012~~~

Pinksurvivor
Due date: 6th September
Gender: ?
Age: 26
Location: NT
Other details: DS1- 4years DS2- 2 years M/M/C November 27 2011

Natmac
Due date: 15th September
Gender: ?
Age: 33
Location: VIC
Other details: DS1- 1 year



GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    *Fluttergirls* ~ 4 Angels
    Readyandraring ~ 4 Angels
    Belinda33 ~ 5 Angels
    Meme78
        Michelle120733 ~ 3 Angels
    Jane23: Rest in peace Jamie
    Hernette
    Ellorilee ~ 5 Angels
Gaia ~ 2 Angels


bbabyflip.gif BABY IS HERE! bbabyflip.gif

Summer-Lover: September 2010 (first graduate of PAM)
Somebody_new: 07 December 2010.  Little boy (James) joining DD 6 and DD 18 months.
NoPatience: 31 December 2010.Little boy (Brodie) joining DS8
CherryAmes: January 2011. Little girl (Sojourner)
MrsCarmen: 11 February 2011 Little boy (Toby)
Julz78: 24 February 2011. Little girl (Felicity)
Blondiebear: 27 February 2011. Little boy. (Rafael)
Rumpel: 4 February 2011. Little girl (Emma)
Natmac: 6 March 2011. Little boy (Oliver)
ThatsNotMyName: 11 March 2011. Little girl (Carys)
Lei-79: 17 March 2011. Little girl (Madison)
HappyHB: 22 March 2011. Little boy (Fionn)
Icesprite: 26 March 2011. Little girl.(Elise)
MissIceberg: 4 April 2011. Little girl. (Madeleine)
TulsaTime: 13 April 2011. Little boy (Taal)
GypskyK: 17 April 2011. Little boy (Xavier)
Canadia: 24 April 2011. Little boy (George)
Enharmonic: 29 April 2011. Little boy (Hugo)
Aphraell: 8 May 2011 (Mother's day) Little Girl (Xaria)
Fismeats: 9 May 2011. Little boy (Archer)
Having Fun: 26 May 2011. Little boy (Elijah)
Jodownunder: 17 June 2011. Little girl (Sophie)
Want*a*bub: 25 June 2011. Little girl (Kaitlin Gabrielle)
Shadowess: 28 June 2011. Little girl (Freya Kate)
jmh: 8 July 2011. Little Boy (Elliot James)
Kuta: 15 July 2011. Little Boy (Brendan Garry)
mum2KCandi: 22 July 2011. Little Girl (Sophie)
MONA:  29 July 2011. Little girl (Stella)
Tygrays: 8 August 2011. Little Girl (Aerynn Paige Nalani)
Jen42: 10 August 2011. Little Boy (Edward)
Mamabug: 24 August 2011. Little Girl ("Ladybug")
Call Him Smith: 3 October 2011. Little Boy (William)

Aussieatheart: 3 November 2011. Little Girl ("Little Miss Aussieatheart")
Kate-Ko: 4 November 2011. Little Boy ("Master Jones")
Bigmum: 14 November 2011. Little Boy (Yani)
Desiree Farfalla : 30 December 2011 Little Girl "Oreo"
Key4: 4 January 2012 Little Boy Ewan Diarmuid
PeanutBrown: 12 January 2012 Little Boy Owen Russell Michael Brown
Indah : 24 January 2012 Little Boy Finn Patrick
Michelle 120733
Chocmudcake : Little Boy Brock
Jens1607 : 22 March 2012 Little Girl Ella Patricia
Athnessa : 23 March 2012 Little Girl Charlotte Elizabeth
dizzy-anne : 12 April 2012 Little Girl Lara Elizabeth
Mrs Cee : 17 April 2012 Little Boy
Readyandraring : 17 April 2012 Little Girl Sadie Kathleen
SusieBlue : 25 April 2012 Little Girl Bethany Joy

Tally as at April

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bbluestork.gif 23
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Pregnant After Miscarriage Graduates Buddy Group


PAM Graduates



Could the following members please provide info (as per below) so I can add you to the list?

Due date:
Age:
Location:
Other details
Thanks
~~ eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS  eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif ~~  

Edited by bananagirlsmum, 26 April 2012 - 04:37 PM.


#4 White-Lily

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

Bronze!!

#5 dizzy-anne

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

Boobies!!

#6 dizzy-anne

Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Don't you just love the contradictions of pregnancy!!  I lost my plug two days ago - that could mean labour is imminent or weeks away - Grrr!!  Ha ha.

#7 spitmurphys

Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Dizzy cant wait to hear some exciting news!!!  Hope you are feeling OK!!  

Hi ladies!  Bit quiet in here over Easter!  We have had a great time with family and friends, its nice just doing nothing!!  I have one more week of work then am off for a week at home then off to Brisbane till bubs induction on the 3rd!!  Not long now and everyone is soo pleased with my progress antikell wise!!  I am really thinking I will make it to my induction date with no hiccups!  Even though its scary to think that, I really have to start getting things ready as if I will!!  Baby clothes washed and folded and getting my stuff organised jic!  Am sooo ready to have this bub its not funny!!  Ok so just wondering what you think of the name we have decided on?  We both love Polly!  I am actually leaning a bit towards Pollyanna, but called Polly, but my sister laughed at it infront of my DH so now hes not sure!  Could have killed her!!  Anyway pretty sure thats what this big girl will be!  her bro will be very confused if shes not anyway!!!  

OK ladies hope all is well and cant wait to hear about these April bubs!!!
SM

#8 dizzy-anne

Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Spit Polly is really cute.  And I like the idea of making it Pollyanna - a shame that your sister laughed at it.  It makes it much harder to gauge your own opinion of the name then doesn't it?  Whatever you call her, everyone will love it in the end when that's her name!!

#9 White-Lily

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We had a nice relaxing time mostly original.gif Hard to get up for work this morning though!

Spit I really like Polly, not sure about Pollyanna though. But I like short names original.gif Who cares what anyone other than you and your DH think anyway! Whatever you name bub will be perfect and everyone will come to love it and if they don't they wouldn't dare say so!

Dizzy hope its not weeks away! Labour vibes coming your way!!

AFM today is the EDD of our angel baby and I'm surprisingly ok with it. A bit sad but I think I'm coping ok because I have a healthy bubby moving about and kicking inside. I'm just glad to be here really.



#10 flowerbell

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hey Everyone

just dropping in quickly to see how everyone is going.  It's been pretty quiet in here.

Dizzy - any news??  Have been thinking of you and hope everything goes well and you welcome your little one into the world very soon!

Spitmurphys - I love Polly - think it's a great name.  Probably prefer Polly than Pollyanna but whatever you decide I am sure you will love it.  Don't care too much about what other people think - as long as you love the name that's all that matters.  

AFM - guess the countdown is on.  Just under 2 weeks to go hopefully! My little girl has started to think about entering the world (am 1cm dilated) but I think she is still pretty comfy in there for now so will just have to wait and see what happens.  Starting to feel a little more real now although I still don't quite believe it!!

Good luck to all the girls who are in countdown too - there are a few April babies on the way!!

#11 flowerbell

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

ps White-Lily - hope you are feeling okay.  It's hard when EDD come by - wishing all the best of luck for this pregnancy xx



#12 Family Girl

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

Morrning Ladies!  Apologies for my absence over Easter, DH and I plastered and painted the Bath, Toilet, Laundry, Hallway and almost finished the Living, Dining and Kitchen.  Oh wait, and the Nursery!!!  It was a mamoth weekend and I think it has taken me this whole week to recover happy.gif

Dizzy, I can't belive you lost your plug, here's hoping it's happening as we speak, and if not, it's just a day or two away.  Can't wait to hear your big news!

White Lilly, glad to hear you are handling your EDD ok.  It does make it a little easier when you can feel another little soul moving around in there, but it's still sad isn't it?  Make sure you give yourself a break if you do feel sad, you've earnt it, what a journey we've all been on!

Flowerbell, two weeks!!!  Yikes, so exciting!  I hope it all goes ahead as you are planning  biggrin.gif

Spit, I LOVE both Polly and Pollyanna.  I am a massive fan of those names that have gone out of fashion, as is DH, but we can't seem to agree on the same old school name!  We are in love with Angus for a boy, but as for a girl, the debate continues!  Good luck making your choice!

Bananagirlsmum, thanks for keeping the list going, it makes me so happy to see all of us on there and moving ahead day by day!  You're a star!

AFM, 9 weeks to go, and I'm finally starting to believe it's actually going to happen this time.  We had our first Prenatal class last night, and a woman came in in labour whilst we were there.  We are in the little local birthing centre (only has two rooms) so we could hear everything, and I must admit that hearing her scream (that's not quite the word for it, but having never heard sounds like it before, I'm not sure what to call it ohmy.gif ) made me both terrified and excited at the same time.  I was so excited for them that their journey was coming to an end and they were about to meet their little one, and terrified at the reality of a woman in labour!  LOL, hope it all went well for them!  OK, off to put our high chair together.  It came yesterday, and I was thinking of putting it in the cupboard for a while as we clearly won't be using it for several months at the least, but it was a gift from a very dear friend, and I think she would be hurt not to see it out next time she visits.  So look out, I've got my power drill charged and ready!!! biggrin.gif

Family xxx

#13 OOfarmgirlOO

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Keeping ninja.gif for news from Dizzy....and the rest of the April girls. So exciting!!

Family - I can practically see you beaming with that pregnancy glow over EB. You sound so positive and excited in your post, good stuff.

I love the name Polly - There is no reason at all why you can't call her Pollyanna and just call her Polly and let her decide later on if she wants to use her full name. I know a lady who called her daughter Camilla, and she is called Milly for short by everyone. In fact she was 18 before I realised what her legal name was!

AFM - 33 weeks yesterday, and it was my birthday! Had a low key day with DH making pancakes for brekky, then I had a few hours to myself before I went to my MIL for lunch with the girls - my SIL's and my Mum. Got a worm farm from DH (practicality plus) new slippers and dressing gown for hospital, and an organic stir fry growing kit.
Have been feeling so much better since finishing up work - no exhaustion and my moods have improved! Have been getting a few new aches and pains - I think I have carpal tunnel in my left hand (am left handed) and my arms go to sleep easily, particularly in the night. Think bub is practising engaging, sometimes its so low I have lots of pressure, need to pee constantly, and I get what I can only describe as pain in my cervix.
The last few days I've been having these spells of mild nausea, sweating, and a bit shaky. No particular pattern to it - mid afternoon, evening, and today, morning. They are worrying me a little, but I have my regular appt tomorrow so will make a list to remember to bring it up - am so vague!
Have succumbed to the overwhelming desire to rearrange the pantry this morning. Next is washing baby things. Am going to also pack a bag to keep in the car. Have packed bub's hospital bag, minus clothes cos I dont have any yet.
Better go, have some friends arriving for tea, have to start cooking.
-farmgirl biggrin.gif

#14 dizzy-anne

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

Hi lovely ladies.  Sorry for being so quiet but but I have no smart phone or i-device so couldn't let you all know until now that my little baby girl has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went into labour at 1am on Thursday April 12 (four days early - wonderful!) and she was born vaginally at 10.48pm with an epidural for the last 3 hours (I was exhausted and it was marvellous!).  

Absolutely amazing experience (very hard, but worth every hour, minute and second).  We have named her Lara Elizabeth.  She was 2890g which is 6 pound 6 oz.  49cm, 33 head circumference with a big mop of gorgeous dark brown hair.  Totally in love.

Looking forward to hearing about all the other April and May babies.  Not long girls!!

Edited by dizzy-anne, 16 April 2012 - 02:41 PM.


#15 flowerbell

Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

Yay Dizzy CONGRATULATIONS!!! Just popped in to see if there was any news! That is so exciting! I am so happy for you. Love the name Lara too! Hope you are enjoying lots and lots of cuddles!

AFM saw OB this morning-little girl still staying put for now. Am so ready to meet her. I also have really bad carpal tunnel-haven't felt my hands properly for so long so feeling a little over it and just anxious for her to arrive. OB would like to induce me next Tuesday but think I would like to wait and see when she is ready...

Congratulations again Dizzy & look forward to hearing about all the other new April arrivals!

#16 bananagirlsmum

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

Congratulations Dizzy welcome to the world Lara Elizabeth.

#17 Fairey

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Hi girls - just gate crashing quickly  happy.gif

Dizzy - Biggest most beautiful congratulations on the arrival of little Lara  wub.gif  So very happy for you xx

Farmgirl -  hheart.gif  Have been spying on you since TTC 1 after m/c... So glad to hear that you're nearly there and this pregnancy has been relatively stress free for you.


Big hello to all the ladies that I don't know xx

#18 jens1607

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

Just popping in to say a bit congrats to Dizzy on the birth of your little girl!!  Hope your enjoying your newborn cuddles!!

waves.gif Hi everyone else.  Glad to see your all doing well!!

#19 spitmurphys

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

Woohoo DIZZY!! That is the most wonderful news!!!!!!  Congrats to you and your DH and welcome to Lara!!  Love the name!!!!!  Hope its all going well!!

Flowerbell good luck with the induction decision!  I was ready to be induced with Ds at 41wks but freaked out and asked to wait another 2 days and they said OK and I went into labour that night!!  My Dr said would have been the most textbook induction ever!!!
Cant wait to hear your news!

AFM had my last scan in town today and bubs was perfect again!! No one can believe I have got this far with Anti Kell and no issues!!  So I have actually started to make plans for my induction on the 3rd!  Yay!!  Am soooo ready for it!  Not sleeping well at all and just generally yuck!!  Think the family is about to come down with colds as well which will just be lovely!!  Hopefully not!!  

Cant wait to hear some news from whoever is next now!!  Have a great day!!
SM

#20 123Babies4Me

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

Hi girls! Just wanted to let you know I'm still here biggrin.gif We are now two days before EDD. DS was here by now so its uncharted territory! I'm just trying not to be impatient and keep myself occupied. Although I'm starting to get plenty of msgs asking me what is going on....
Hopefully I will have some news for you soon - I do feel like she might be staying in there for a few days yet though, I've had no indications that labour is coming anytime soon (I didn't with DS either though, my waters broke and then it went from there!) I went to delivery ward yesterday to see if my waters had broken (I was having lots of discharge) and they told me my cervix was closed...

Dizzy - congrats!!! You must be absolutely over the moon wub.gif It sounds like you did an amazing job. She sounds like a gorgeous little girl!! Enjoy every second!!

Spit - its fantastic that everything is going well with you and your baby, not long to wait now!!

flowerbell - Not long for you either!! Isn't it amazing when its just a matter of days before we meet our little ones. I have some carpal tunnel in my left hand which is annoying and I never had it with DS. It will be all over soon - and the reward will be worth it biggrin.gif

farmgirl - Sounds like you are busy nesting!! biggrin.gif I have had no impulse to clean at all - unless you count asking DH to do it! laugh.gif

FamilyGirl - you sound very busy for a pg woman too! The delivery ward is a bit of a scary place, I remember going in there during our antenatal classes and being freaked out too!!

#21 Guest_chocmudcake_*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

Just popping in to say a massive CONGRATULATIONS to Dizzy on Lara's arrival, I got all teary when I read your update. Hope you are both doing well original.gif

Glad to see everyone else is well too

#22 noisytractor

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

Just sneaking back in to let you all know that MrsCee had her little boy yesterday. bbluestork.gif

Her waters broke at 5.30am and was delivered by caesarian at 12.10pm, weighing in at a wee 6lb5oz and 48cm long.  wub.gif No names as of yet.



#23 bananagirlsmum

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE (noisytractor @ 18/04/2012, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just sneaking back in to let you all know that MrsCee had her little boy yesterday. bbluestork.gif

Her waters broke at 5.30am and was delivered by caesarian at 12.10pm, weighing in at a wee 6lb5oz and 48cm long.  wub.gif No names as of yet.


Yay thank you for that Noisy Tractor congrats Mrs Cee

Hi Ladies thought would give you an update on what occured at my 36 week appointment today at the hospital.

1. Saw Dr who asked about blood sugar levels showed him my book and he has advised that I will be being put on Insulin as the metformin does not appear to be working properly.

2. As a result of being put on Insulin it means that bub will be coming at 38-39 weeks. He was talking using the foley catheter to induce but I have said that I would rather have a c-section than attempt and induction and it fail and end up with a c-section again in the end anyway.

So I will be seeing a new Dr tomorrow morning to get the insulin then have to see the diabetes educator who will go through how to adminsiter the insulin and will also be able to book in my c-section date with them. I will also have to see an endocrinologist as well.

I have an appointment at 2pm tomorrow to check bubs size.

3. When he took my bp it was high so I was sent off to have the blood and urine tests for pre-eclampsia and also go to the Maternity Assessment Unit for monitoring.

I have now been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and have to go back for monitoring on friday and another urine test to see how things are going.

#24 dizzy-anne

Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Hi all!  And thank you everyone for your congratulations  biggrin.gif

Congrats MrsCee!  Looking forward to hearing from you.

banana sorry to hear about your pre eclampsia.  It must be a pain having to have so much monitoring.  I hope it stays well under control for you.

Susie not long now!  So exciting!

spit it is so wonderful to hear how well your pregnancy is going.  It must be such a relief.  Here's hoping it will remain smooth sailing to the end - which is not very far away!!

For those who are interested - I will post my (somewhat long) birth story here... enjoy  biggrin.gif

The Birth Story of Lara


I awoke at 1am on Thursday April 12 feeling what I knew immediately to be contractions.  I decided to get up and try a few different things to see if they would go away or lessen, or speed up, to let me know whether labour might be imminent or a long way off.  Well, the contractions continued to come every 10 minutes, and nothing changed them, so I figured this was it.  I popped on the TENS machine, went back to bed with a heat pack and rested.  

My DH woke at 4am and so I let him know.  He was super excited but I suggested he go into the other room to sleep the rest of the morning as I was starting to get a bit restless in bed.  
We got up about 6.30am, had a bite to eat, then decided to go for a walk around the neighbourhood.  This really helped to bring the contractions on and by the end of the walk, they were coming every 4 minutes and lasting 50 seconds.  We went back home and continued to have contractions coming every 3-4 minutes which lasted between 90-120 seconds.  I started having to stop with each one, lean on the bench and swing and breathe or moan with them.  I mostly paced up and down the hall in between with DH following me giving me massages.

We decided to head into the hospital at 11.30 for a progress update.   Contractions were long, regular and coming 3-4 in every 10 minutes and I really just wanted to know what my body was doing so I could plan how I wanted to cope.  Well, devastatingly, I was only 1cm dilated.  All that work and only that far!  Goodness!  So we went home again and I got in the bath.  This was beautifully relaxing and I managed to chill out for almost 2 hours.  DH caught up on some sleep until the contractions ramped up and I was no longer comfy in the bath.  I then turned the shower on and DH would run the shower head over my stomach and back during contractions.  I was getting a bit noisy at this time so I think the whole neighbourhood knew what was going on!  
Come 5pm and my waters broke.  So in to the hospital we headed.  This time I was 4cm dilated, but easily stretched to 6cm.  All the birthing suites were full so I laboured for 1.5 hours in an assessment unit.  There was a shower in there so that’s where I headed.  I also tried the gas but my contractions peaked so early that it didn’t have time to work and be effective.   It also made me awfully nauseous so I gave that up.  

About 6.45pm (I think) I was taken to a birthing suite where a big tub was waiting for me.  I got in to the water but the contractions were coming on so often and so strong that I just couldn’t settle there.  I think it was this time that I hit transition.  Poor DH was getting squeezed, hit and his hair pulled with each contraction and I have to say I was pretty damn noisy but still trying to breathe okay – thanks to DH reminding me.  I started throwing up – not that I had anything in me – but I know I filled 3 bags – lovely!!  I don’t know if I could’ve settled into these contractions better if I hadn’t been moved right at that time... I think perhaps that if I was already in the shower and in a rhythm when transition hit, I might’ve gone on a bit longer and not been so affected but I just wasn’t coping that well so decided on an epidural.

The midwife got me up on the bed for a quick examination and I was 7cm.  I then had to stay up there even though the anaesthetist wasn’t there yet.  I wasn’t happy about this as I HATED contracting up there.  I don’t know why she didn’t just let me get on the bed at the last minute but anyway.  There was a midwife changeover then and I loved the next one!  The anaesthetist was there pretty quickly (10 minutes?).  It took about 6 contractions before the cannula and epidural was in and then another 4 before I started feeling the effects.  It was now 7.20pm and I was exhausted!!  The next 3 hours were just bliss.  I relaxed on the bed, while DH snoozed in a bean bag and had a bite to eat.

The midwife was monitoring the contractions – which I had to relearn what to feel for as it was more of a tickle in my uterus followed by a pressure in my bum.  The midwife thought the contractions were only moderate in strength so around 10pm she decided to put me on a syntocinon drip to make them a bit stronger and longer.  Well, she hooked me up then had a quick look and she was shocked to see hair!!!  I didn’t need the syntocin after all – she was on her way!!  She told me she’d call the ob and we’d start pushing in 20 minutes – just let her come down on her own for a bit longer.

Well, the ob got there, they coached me how to push and off we went.  With the help of a mirror, I could see the progress I was making and after 20 minutes, at 10.48pm, out came by beautiful baby.  It was the most amazing experience of my life.  DH was totally stoked as well.  They put my little girl on my chest where they rubbed her pretty vigorously as she wasn’t wailing loud enough for them!!  They then took her over for a quick bit of oxygen as they really wanted to hear a better cry but she was gaining lovely colour and had gorgeous pink lips so she was ok, just quiet!  They brought her back pretty quickly, and she straight away started rooting around for the breast.  The midwife helped pop her on and she suckled for ages.  I’m finally a Mum!

Edited by dizzy-anne, 19 April 2012 - 10:06 AM.


#25 little lion

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Congratulations dizzy Anne.  original.gif I enjoyed reading your story (and your blog) and am very happy for you.




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Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Beaneasy: sweet nursery furniture with a twist

If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

Woman adopts best friend's four daughters after cancer tragedy

Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.

Baby Leo's mum excluded from $500K trust 'for her own protection'

Samuel Forrest didn't want his wife as a trustee of their baby Leo's half million dollar trust for her own "protection", it has emerged.

Confirmed: men gain weight when they become dads

Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study

Carer investigated over washing machine photo posted 'for a laugh'

She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.

Mum's premature labour nightmare after high tea salmonella outbreak

An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.

The day my son started a fire

Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

Prince George celebrates second birthday

Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

Review: Cybex Platinum PRIAM pram

I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.

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Why I'm choosing to be a single mother right from the start

I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.

Mother and baby units are a necessity for mental health, not a luxury

I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.

30 French baby names

French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.

New mum's Spanish maternity nightmare

A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.

Preparing Rover to be a good dog with baby

Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?

Company offers to ship working mums' breast milk home

First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.

Prince William speaks of his pride at wife Kate and 'little joy of heaven' Charlotte

The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.

'Glowing' eye saves baby Mason's life

A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life. 

Parenting and decision overload

Of all the advice people told me before having a baby, no one warned me about the amount of decisions involved.

Proof that toddlers can't be left unsupervised - ever

Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!

Meet Jeremy Ryan, The Voice contestant with seven kids

If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.

Baby's adorable reaction to wearing glasses for the first time

Getting glasses can be a formative moment in a person's life.

Police officer buys supplies for family after mum of six caught shoplifting

When a mum of six was caught shoplifting nappies, clothes and shoes for her kids, the last thing she expected was for a stranger to pay for her haul.

Why pregnant women on antidepressants shouldn’t panic about birth defect claims

The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.

Arrests made over children's birthday party brawl

Police have raided properties and arrested a number of people over a brawl at a child's birthday party at a play centre in Sydney's west.

Family shares awesome drone baby announcement

Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.

Young warrior Owen defies doctors' predictions

Little Owen DiCandilo's name means "young warrior", and it's a description that perfectly fits the inspiring 18-month-old

Advice for dads: when to approach your wife for sex

The exhaustion that comes with caring for young children often means romance between parents becomes a thing of the past.

I might be fat, but I don't need saving

I've been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I've existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones than desirable.

The rookie mistakes we make as parents

Since the dawn of civilisation, generation after generation of new parents have had to rely on instinct, trial and error - and sometimes get it wrong.

 

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