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#26 BulaFiji

Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

Hey Ladies, its been a while since I have posted so I have had lots to read and catch up on.  I felt sick reading all the comments about Caroline losing her baby, I havent read her post but will do so when Im home as I wont be able to stop the tears at work!
stormgirl - thats great news that your man is working, what a relief original.gif
Emunut - im sorry to hear about what you have been going through, my thoughts and prayers are with you and baby, I hope you get lots of rest.
Turquoise - wow your in Bali, I love Bali.  It sounds great that you are having time for yourself doing yoga and relaxing, just what we all need!  Cant believe what your having to go through with the visa.

Things have been a bit hectic.  We emptied out the spare bedroom to get it ready for our baby boys room. I was feeling great and really enjoying the 2nd trimester, full of engery and dont know when to stop and relax til I have overdone myself.  So I have now realised that I cant do as much as I think I can and learn to have a break, I cant stand for long periods as my feet and lower back get sore.  It was DP bday we went to his parents place for family dinner and his brother greeted everyone with a kiss.  I later noticed that he was sick cold blowing his nose, coughing etc I told him that he shoudnt of kissed me if hes sick but he said he was over it!  Then 2 days later I came down with the cold.  I wish some sick people could just use their head and keep their germs to themselves.  Then DP came down with it on the day I had booked him into a day spa as part of his bday gift, well they had 48 hr cancellation notice so he ended up going and felt even worse after a spa and sauna session.  So the romantic bday dinner plans were cancelled and so was the house renovations that weekend.  I have gotten over the cold but still have bronchitis, I cough in the mornings and after i eat, cant seem to get rid of it.  Hated sneezing or coughing and peeing myself, my pelvic floors are weak.

I have also been feeling sore in ass, it has been painful to lie down and sometimes my lower back and ass hurts when I walk.  Baby has been pressing on my bladder, Im getting sick of going to the toilet and peeing all the time.  My tummy has grown and Im really showing now, there are nights when its uncomfortable to sleep as my backs sore and Im getting sick of waking up at 3am and not being able to get back to bed til 5am.  Been feeling like a zombie at work.  My rib cage feels like it has expanded and some mornings my nose bleeds a little.  The last few days I have started to feel a little bit of nausea, I hope the morning sickness does not come back I have not missed it at all!  Baby has been moving around quite a bit throughout the day, although its a bit frustrating when Im trying to sleep, I put on the musical mobile for him and that settles him!

Just as we got the baby room prepared for painting we noticed a water leak coming from the wall outside our laundry.  Theres a burst pipe under the cement in our house which is leaking and flooding the passageway. I cant believe how hard it is to find a plumber, some dont answer their phones, dont rock up and others that do come down have no idea where the leak is under the ground and dont want to do the job.  6 quotes later and I hope we will pick the right one.  Now we have to install new hot and cold water pipes in all the wet areas, which means taking off the tiles and drilling in the walls which is going to be a very costly exercise. so the house is upside down at the moment and the baby room is on hold while we rip off the tiles in the wet areas to get it ready for the plumber, we so havent budged for this.  I will then need to get tiler in to do the tiling and then we will have to repaint and fix up the salt damp caused by the leak sad.gif  

When I get to work and told my boss that Im having a bad day due to my plumbing problem he then asked me when Im going on maternity leave and then asks me to move out of my office so he can put someone else in my office grr:(.  After being here for 5 years and having an office as soon as I mention that Im going on maternity leave, they are all jumping to get to my office and I cant help feel invaded.  I wasnt going to put up with that, I spoke to HR manager and thank god its been resolved and Im keeping my office, well for now, dont know what will hapeen when I return from leave.  

#27 chloe69

Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

Emnut - thinking of you. Take it easy.

#28 Turquoise1

Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

Hi Blooming Ladies,

Isn't it great that we all experience different symptoms and lifestyles but we can all relate. I'm still gratefully soaking up Bali and sending visa documents to fiance. I've been yogaing each day but I'm very slow now...perhaps the same pace as the peaceful Balinese. The wonderful food is inspiring and I'm sure it's making our Coconut grow. He also has quiet times of less movement but I assume that's when he's growing.

Emnut Thanks for thinking of fiance and I - we've been unable to have contact for 3 days now and there are teary moments but I focus on the future. I'm thinking of you. I'm sure you're doing what you and bub need to keep strong. Are you having bedrest? I have alot of downtime here and I've enjoyed collecting images and ideas from Pinterest for baby room and play etc ideas. I hope you find a way to be gentle with yourself so there's no stress.

Franno I hope that cough has cleared up. The busy, busy midwife here will have a chance to see me next week. I'm so curious to hear more from her - I'll let you know.

TJ I hope the last of that flu is out of your system, and great that your getting kicked original.gif I repeat that I respect everyone's birth choices and I totally hear you with the water reservations. There's a great website from midwifethinking and it enlightened me on cord around the neck (nuchal cord). I had always been frightened of it until I learnt how common and easily rectified it can be. The water is the perfect place to 'unentwine' those precious necks - keeping the cord intact is paramount for bub's oxygen. Bodily fluids in bath - I hear ya. In all the water birth stories I've read from women, noone has mentioned it. There are ways to remove certain things. Tearing seems to happen alot less in water but women leave the bath and then have the stitching sorted which I assume involves a clean first. For me, water birth looks cleaner but I'm not trying to convince anyone! Just sharing what will work for me and my bub. (Oh and water birth lying on back is more rare than most preffered positions - like out of water. Birthing pools make any position possible.)

Bulafiji - wow you've had a time. You must feel things are closing in with the plumbing issues and office pressure...and pressure on your body too! The idea of damp in a home is a nightmare for me. I'm so glad you discovered it before the painting...and I hope you get that solution so that all is dry and fresh for when bub arrives. As far as the office goes - you are woman, hear you roar. You've been there 5 years, you're still working so feel free to remind people to be patient - they shouldn't be discussing it with you and you can let them know if it makes you uncomfortable. 5 years and now they're pushing, jeepers.

I hope you find ways to ease the physical pressure - will be nice when you can be off your feet more.

Stormgirl -  I'm sure it's a relief that DP is working. My love was out of work for months and it was taxing on all areas of our relationship. So good when they're busy and feeling useful. I miss that too and I look forward to working in a few weeks.

Everyone else - enjoy your beautiful bellies. It's a novelty for me and I love it. For the first time in my life I can proudly say I love my body...even in a bikini! Once I'm sorted with some appropriate bras, I'll be really happy.

#29 hiccamups

Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

Wow bulafiji, that's so rude of your boss.  I'm glad you sorted it.    How long are you taking leave for?  I am sure you have every right to have the same conditions as you left with, surely?

Goodness Emnut, I really hope you have some better news soon.

HI to eveyone else in this DIG. I'm not great at keeping up with lots of people's stories, but I stalk in here occasionally

I'm the same.  I try to keep up by reading.

Turquoise, I can't believe the baby only moves when they're hungry.  Surely they're being fed constantly?  

Today I'll be meeting with CNN's woman of the year for her midwife work here in Bali. The focus is on home water birthing here so I look forward to hearing about their approach.

How exciting.  I hope it goes well.  I always dreamed of a water birth actually.  I have endometriosis and when my pain was really bad, I was always straight into a warm bath and it was so soothing so I can imagine it really effective in birth also.  I've known a few people who swear by water births.

#30 hiccamups

Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

Hi Narelle.

I've not really done anything for the baby as yet.  We had to get a bigger car, which we just did, but now I think I might be getting a little of the nesting bug and I'm starting to want to get things for the baby.

We have a cot, an Amby, prams, car seats etc, but we need a chest of drawers to store baby clothes in and I like to use the top for a change table.  We live in a tiny house so I'm not so sure we'll fit anything but we have to do something!

#31 Turquoise1

Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

Hi everyone,

We are a small, intimate group now but that's OK. I've had mild Bali belly - just enough to slow me down but I'm as careful as I can be here. Had a great chat with a pregnant friend last night about all the different theories to prepare for birth - how much water we should drink, how important are pelvic floor exercises, whether or not to perenial massage - it was nice to be with another first time pregnant woman. We're both looking forward to the birth experience. She reminded me how important the birth plan is so I'll finish mine soon.

I'll take it easy at 2 yoga classes today then watch a film - A Breech in the System - proceeds going to the awesome midwife service here. That famous midwife (Robin Lim) broke her foot without realising it while helping a woman transfer to hospital. Looking forward to finally meeting her tonight.

Howls - I agree - our babies are constantly fed. Mine only kicks a few times a day - when I'm still. I imagine he'll be more active later. I've been looking at awesome DIY ideas for decorating old drawers - I'll do the same thing with change tabke on top.

TJ - Good luck with pram shopping. Let me know how you go.

Take care everyone. Thinking of you Emnut and Franno - hoping you're feeling stronger.

(PS - finally talked with fiance last night - big relief. He's over-tired with 19 hour days so it's hard not to be there to care for him. We'll be together in 2 months)

#32 chloe69

Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

Lots of shopping going on here!

I'm still at the stage of warning DP that he has to give up his home office/guest bedroom as it is becoming a nursery....he assures me that we have plenty of time yet...still, I'd like to get in and get it painted and set up. rolleyes.gif

Turquoise - how is the Bali Belly going? Hopefully passed.

TJ - I was interested to read your experience with the pram - and how you ended up ditching it both times for a stroller.

I've been thinking about prams and what to buy - I didn't really use the pram for the first 6 months with my first...instead I found it was easier to use a Baby Carrier (Baby Bjorn)....it saved me looking for lifts and I could move around a lot quicker with just it and a backpack. Once my child got too heavy for the carrier (& for me!) I used the pram a lot more (it is a 3 wheeled one - the type with big wheels). However now I'm due with my second I'm wondering whether I should get a pram that can take a newborn and a 2.5 year old....or whether I should just make my toddler walk (that is going to be stressful I imagine!). Anyone already have 2 and have thoughts on this?

Howls - you sound organised. A new car...Whoo hoo!

Emnut - how are you going?


#33 Turquoise1

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:44 AM

Hi again ladies,

My Bali belly is easing - thank you for thinking of me. Great to read about stroller/pram/change table options as I haven't crossed those off (or anything much) for the bub. I got a Happy Hangup hammock which is reccomended for naps for the baby - they rock themselves to sleep apparently. As I write this, there is a baby screaming next door. Am I the only one who has this fantasy our baby won't cry much? I'm curious and hopeful but I know it's the norm.

I finally met Robin Lim who runs an amazing midwife service here in Bali - Bumi Sehat. She was CNN's hero of the year, 2011. There was a screening of the film 'A Breech in the System' about a woman who struggled with the system to deliver her breech baby naturally in a Byron Bay hospital. A great Q and A session revealed how Robin is revolutionising birthing here. I guess she's not really revolutionising, she's ensuring there's a great amount of love and freedom to be natural in the birthing process.

There were amazing anecdotes including one with a baby whose heartbeat was too low and when born, he was dying. He had a cleft palate. They tried all resuscitation and one midwife remembered they hadn't said 'I love you'. Everyone in the room expressed love for the baby and each other. The baby's heartbeat improved and he's now blessed to be treated by the'smile' people. I know it sounds way too hippy and so far removed from our culture but for me, beautiful. Other women thank Robin for not hitting and yelling at them during the birth, apparently that's common in other hospitals here.

Robin escorts women to hospital on the rare occasion they need a cesarean. The support and yoga provided to local women here means they rarely occur. (One main reason they were too popular before was if the Father's family learnt the baby was a boy, they insisted on cesarean. Takes months or years to repay the loan for the procedure...also, there is the nightmare culture of midwives elsewhere receiving motorbikes/televisions for recommending formula. When babies turn their heads side to side for the nipple, the midwives says "He's saying no to your breast" and give him the bottle.!? Formula costs almost the same here as in Australia! It is locked up in supermarkets so poor Fathers cannot steal it.)  Back to cesareans...Robin is in the operating theatre to ensure there is support and has altered doctors procedure with cord cutting. She ensures skin to skin and the cord intact for hours or days if chosen.

It was lovely to see such a 'normal for me' approach to birthing. I know on rare occasions, as Robin said, cesarean can be a miracle. She believes birth should have 3 levels of support - nature and the woman's amazing ability to conceive, science and spirituality. A French woman I met here travelled to Bali because of Robin. Her labour went for 2 days - baby was big...with a big head. She was relieved that Robin had faith in her so they avoided cesarean. When she communicates with doctors who oppose her, she always does it with love. She says if they feel attacked, their ears close. The film and ob gyn here at Bumi Sehat expressed there is so much fear of legal litigation now. They are fearful of breech births...amazing that UK doesn't share this fear and sees breech as a different kind of normal.

Sorry if I bored those who didn't want to hear about that. Just part of my fascination of the birth process - our bodies are amazing. I'm so excited to see how mine and everyone's births turn out.

Hoping you're all well and Emnut, I'm also wondering how you are.

Edited by Turquoise1, 31 July 2012 - 10:46 AM.

#34 whatnamenow

Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

sorry guys for not being on much..  Had a crazy week with my daughters 10th birthday and being topped up with a suspected pre-term labour last night.  I had an ultrasound and they were happy that baby wasnt in distress and everything slowly went away but has reminded me ( and DH) to get ourselves organised.  

I still feel guilty now getting DH to do almost everything.  It seems like with this pregnancy i just keep going on and off bedrest.  While i am not officially on bed rest i have been told that i need to back off once again and cut back and rest.

But we have upped the cleaners hours ( another thing i feel guilty about but i guess is needed) and i have spoken to my boss about cutting back my hours even more and maybe starting maternity leave earlier.

I now have my bag packed with alot more than i was going to pack.  pre-term labour up here means automatically being sent to brisbane to wait out delivery and/or wait for baby to be ok in special care. So its the difference between needing a hospital bag packed for a few days or a few weeks.  Arrgghh  how come they tell you not to stress when the pure fact that its all happened and all the extra planning means it is stress?

#35 emnut

Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

That is fascinating Turquoise - the culture over there sounds horrific as far as birth goes.  I never wanted a c-section originally but this time am more than happy for one after my experience with DS.  Great that you got to talk to your fiancé too.

Chloe - while I've never had a toddler & a baby I think I would be doing similar to T.J.'s suggestion - I can't imagine having to cope with a tired, upset toddler and a newborn at the same time without the sanity of being able to have a pram/stroller or similar.  Most friends I know with this situation have gone the board on the back for the toddler to stand.

Howls - hope you're enjoying your new car.  I never used a change table with DS either - was always either a change mat on the bed or the floor.  We have just moved to a small 2 bedroom  house while we build so have the same space issue.  How is your house going now - I remember reading many of your posts with issues with the house.

Hi to everyone else.

AFM - we have moved into our new house but have only unpacked the essentials at this stage - moving when on bedrest is no fun.  I am looking a bit like a pufferfish with all the extra swelling I have & am hurting all over from it so even if I wasn't meant to be resting I don't think I'd want to be doing normal things.  Having said that the bed rest isn't strict in that I can still do things around the house etc but more to ensure getting adequate rest

For those who have asked, the problems I'm having are very much like with DS, although he was born a week after the issues were identified - this time they have been picked up earlier I think largely because we have been aware and checking specifically for them.  Baby is definitely not growing well, & with this combined with my bp issues, and changes in my blood & urine test results  every day we get through is a bonus.  Despite the placenta failing, baby looks to be happy & active so for now it is a wait & see option.  Any further deterioration will mean being admitted to hospital until baby is born so very much taking it day at a time.

#36 Batmansunderpants

Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:02 PM

Hi Ladies,

Sorry I hvn been in much, I just find the personals very overhelming at times. I hope you are traveling well.

Emnut and Charlottesmum I hope things stabilize soon.

#37 tanglez

Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:58 PM

Oh wow, I don't even know how long it has been since I was online! I was in Bali for ten days and upon arriving home things have been so busy I haven't had time! How incredible is Robin Lim? I also heard about her during my visit and was absolutely inspired, a truly remarkable woman!

Everything is going well here, we just found a house so are now in the process of moving. Bubs is doing well, kicking regularly and has taken to using my cervix as a trampoline - very uncomfortable and the only thing that seems to move him is getting into downward dog position for a few minutes, not always something you can do, particularly in meetings lol!

I am not even going to try to catch up on all the threads I have missed, big apologies, but I will jump on more frequently from now on! Sending much light and well wishes to all, happy shopping, nesting and pregnancies! The time is so so precious and goes quickly!

#38 Ms_Jae

Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Hey ladies,

I am the same, been MIA for a bit. Just get really bored with the net some days and cant really be bothered. lol. The only thing I really check on is facebook. How sad.
Off to my midwife app on Saturday, so looking forward to that. My DP is still working yay.. Has been nearly 2 weeks, so I am stoked.

I am getting lots of back pain. Mainly on my right down my lower back. I have my hot water bottle to try and help.

The last few days.. I have been extremely hungry. I eat and I am still hungry. Its like bub is going through a growth spurt and needs the food. lol. Anyone else like that?

Anyways, will try and check in on you guys more..

Belly rubs

#39 chloe69

Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi Ladies - I've noticed that many of the tickers are below the 100 days now!!!!! Bring on Trimester 3!
I'm not sure whether I feel that time is going fast or slow? (I'm at 25 weeks). When I think about the 7 weeks I have to wait until I see the baby at the next scan it seems an unbearable amount of time to wait....but when I think that the baby could be here in 12-14 weeks I think....whoa, that is way too soon...still so much to do!

What about everyone else?

Storm - I've definitely gone through the hunger spurts...though they do seem to have eased off a bit thank goodness. I think I put on 7 kilos in the first 10 weeks....and luckily not that much since....I would like to stay within the 10- 14 kilo gain limit...but it is a great excuse to eat chocolate cake (...I think the baby wants it dev (6).gif ).
Did the water bottle help your back pain?

tanglez - Bali and moving house seem to be a common theme on this thread. I feel so out of the loop! LOL at your downward dog not always being convenient. You should do it in meetings anyway and see what reaction you get.... roll2.gif

Miss Cookie - how are you going? Any progress reports?

emnut - well done on getting into your new house....but hugs for what you are going through. bbighug.gif . Were you admitted to hospital early for DS? If so, at how many weeks did you have to go in? I hope you can hang in there and that things get less painful for you. You are SOOO going to require huge presents on Mother's Day as payback!

charlottesmum04 - "Pre-term labour"?!# OMG....that does sound stressful. Do NOT feel guilty about the cleaner or your husband having to manage everything. You would do the same I'm sure if situations were reversed. Your health, and your babies, is much more important! Avoid Brisbane at all costs......Big hugs (okay climbing down off soapbox now!)

Turquoise1 - thanks for your great post. I did "well up" at some of the emotional parts....ahhhh, the pregnancy hormones.
I'm amazed at the difference in the birth process in the different cultures (I would not go well with being yelled at in labour!).
I second your fantasy that my baby won't cry...in fact I'm asking for one of the ones that sleep from 7pm to 7am from 6 weeks (a friend of mine got one of those.....SOOO envious!)

T.J. - I appreciate your comments on the strollers/prams. Off to google on ebay shortly!
Hmmmm...your husband lost 8 kilos from Bali belly....maybe that is where I should go for the post pregnancy "get in shape" plan!!! eexcite.gif
I have to ask....your pet gallah has a whole room to themselves????? Too cute...is it decorated in grey and pink?

Hi to everyone else

#40 justonemore♥

Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hi all!

Sorry I've been guilty of being MIA lately... I've tried to catch up reading on posts but I'm so sleep deprived at the moment I'm having a hard time concentrating  huh.gif is anyone else having trouble sleeping? I'm not uncomfortable or anything I just find that I'm waking several times a night and can take a while to doze back off.. Now DS2 (19months) has been waking up really early (anywhere between 4-5:30am) so it's getting the better of me...

StormGirl77 - the last couple of days I have had an increased appetite too so I'm glad I'm not the only one..

chloe69 - I  think a double pram is good as little ones legs do tire easily. I'm looking at getting a double pram as DS2 will be 22 months so will still be needing a pram but the look of all of them scare me!! The only pram I am really looking at getting at the moment is the Mountain Buggy Duet as it is the same width as the single buggy which I had when DS2 was a baby and I've only read good reviews so far  original.gif

I hope everyone is well.. Sorry for not too many personals but it's good to see the thread has picked up again and I will try to check in as much as I can

#41 Ms_Jae

Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

Chloe - The water bottle really doesnt help. Doesnt stay hot for long.. lol I get DP to put deep heat on my back, but that doesnt help much after a while.. No idea what else to do..
I am scared to even weigh myself.. lol I know I have put on, but I also know I will loose it once bub arrives. Just hungry for anything..

Just - I have been up since 3.30am and its 4.45am now. I am the same, can not sleep. Bub keeps kicking and makes it hard when I need to pee every time i want to rest..

111 days to go.. Hurry up damnit.. lol

#42 lelula

Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

At home today feeling very sorry for myself. Another one down with a cold, it's given me the worst asthma I've had in years. Nothing is helping, been to GP and the hospital and my options for the week are stay home, take all the asthma drugs under the sun and rest up, or stay in hospital where they'll do the same things I'm doing at home. I picked home.

Anyway, just wanted to have a whinge!

Stormgirl, great news about your DP working, I've been thinking of you so that's really good to hear. Must be a huge weight off your shoulders. And up until getting sick I was eating constantly too, just no appetite at the moment but that could be a good thing!! DH has made me a big pot of chicken noodle soup and other than that, all I want right now is banana paddle pops!

Ditto on the insomnia to those suffering - sometimes it is discomfort with the hips, or needing to pee, other times I just wake up and stare at the ceiling for a couple of hours thinking about how tired I am and how could I possibly not be asleep???

Oh, as usual I had heaps to say but it's all gone whizzing out of my baby-addled brain... Sorry for basically just complaining!! I must say though, I'm absolutely LOVING feeling my little girl's kicks get stronger. You can see them from the outside now and it is so reassuring. I know I'll change my tune soon when she starts landing them in my ribs in the middle of the night but for now, it's the most amazing feeling biggrin.gif

So sympathy to all those who are sick or suffering stress, big belly rubs and I hope everyone else keeps cruising along well

#43 whatnamenow

Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:02 PM

Day one of being more restful as per doctors advice and i'm bored stupid....  I had to go out to work for a few hours today ( i usually only work 2-5pm)  and instead of finishing 5pm i had to work till 6pm and then stop in at the shops to grab something for DH to cook at home.  I have had terrible pains tonight again so know i really do need to rest even though it sucks.  Any suggestions for quiet activities?

#44 tanglez

Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:05 AM

Hi everyone!

Stormgirl - really sorry to hear about your back ache sad.gif especially that nothing works. As for scales, I have made the decision to stay away from scales, as you said, worry about the weightloss after bubs comes, until then I choose to be blissfully unaware!

Chloe - I know what you mean about time, for the most part I find the pace enjoyable but occasionally I have a little panic about everything that needs to be done!

Justonmore - How frustrating being sleep deprived before bubs even comes, I know it is quite common but it still seems cruel for expecting mums to not be able to get a god night sleep. Hope you find some relief soon!

TJ - Your galah sounds simply adorable! I love parrots so completely undrstand how they are able to get their own way! Sorry to hear you have that cold too, it is awful sad.gif I had a couple days off work with it and still not feeling a hundred percent, though finally ableto breathe through my nose which means I can get some sleep for a change!

Lozzylots - sending you ample get well soon vibes,  truly hope you can shake this and get back to full health asap.

Charlottesmum - As hard as it is, see if you can train your brain to focus on the positives of enforced rest. There are very few times in our lives where we get to do nothing and in fact are encouraged. Take it is an opportunity to clear your mind, get through any books or movies you have been wanting to see, journal, organise photo book etc I really do know how hard it is when you are used to being on the g, but you never know, you may find some inner sense of zen lol! Take good care all the same.

Right, time to finish cleaning my house for an open inspction and then start packing for the big move next weekend and finish all my work for Monday, all  want to do is put my feet up and read something trashy! Belly rubs to all!

#45 catty81

Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Hi girls,

Can really relate to the insomnia.  Feeling like a zombie most days as I don't get more than five hours sleep each night.  

Not much else to say, DD and I are just getting over a nasty cold.

Hope everyone else is doing well.  We are all getting so close to the home stretch!!!

#46 emnut

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

Hi all. We have a tiny new DS added to our family yesterday morning.  All going as well as can be hoped at this point. Will come back with more info when feeling a bit less out of it and overwhelmed

#47 whatnamenow

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (emnut @ 04/08/2012, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all. We have a tiny new DS added to our family yesterday morning.  All going as well as can be hoped at this point. Will come back with more info when feeling a bit less out of it and overwhelmed

Wow!!!  Congratulations!!!  Hope everything goes well.

#48 Lokum

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

emnut!  Congratulations on the birth of your new tiny boy!
He's a 27 weeker, right? How much does he weigh? How are you both doing?
wishing you lots of luck in the coming weeks while he grows. i'm sure he's very beautiful. Do you have help with your other DS?

#49 christmasiscoming

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

Another DIGer who's guilty of being MIA lately.  I'm in the FB group but am even finding it hard keeping up there too - soo much going on.

Just popping in to send a quick message to *emnut* Congratulations on the arrival of your little boy - we'll be thinking of you in the coming days and weeks.  Wishing you lots of luck and love as you watch your precious bub grow stronger every day xx

#50 mellmatho

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

Im another who has been over on fb and not posted in here much..

First of all, congratulations Emnut on the birth of your little man original.gif Will be thinking of you over the coming days and weeks:)..

Im now 25w 2 days, had a checkup the other day (24+6) and fundal height is measuring at 26cms, bubs heart beat 150bpm. no weight change for me and bp was 105/75. Bub was being very cheeky and it took us sometime to measure fundal height as she kept moving up.. So far she is still in the breach position, with her head up under my belly button to the right, and legs kicking over on the left.. All is going good otherwise.. We have started purchasing stuff and cant wait to get the rest.

Next midwife appt is on the 29th,. in which I also have to see the anethetist as they have changed the BMI levels by 5, being I may not be able to deliver where I live because my bmi is pushing 26.  Fingers crossed cos I dont really want to have to travel 2hrs to the city to have her, espec cos dp will be working full time

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