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#51 Batmansunderpants

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:54 PM

My thoughts are with you emnut. Wow, what a shock for you. Grow little man, grow!

#52 ~MakkaPakka~

Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

Congrats emnut on the birth of your bubby boy

Hope you are both doing well

#53 Ms_Jae

Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

Wow emnut, congrats hun.. Many prayers for the days and weeks to come.. Thinking of you!!

#54 Brooke12

Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

Congrats Emnut on your baby boy! Hope you and hub are doing ok and we're all thinking of you! Xo

#55 catty81

Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:44 PM

Wow, Emnut a huge congrats to you on your baby boy.  I Hope everything is going well and your little man is thriving.  

Please update us when you are feeling up to it.

#56 lelula

Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

Another wow for emnut!! Wishing you and bubs all the very very best, can't wait to hear more when you're ready and really hope your little guy is doing ok. Even with what you've been through I was surprised to see a birth announcement already.

Still really sick here, every cough feels like my stomach muscles are being ripped apart (like they're not under enough pressure!!). Saw another doctor on Friday who told me I'm at risk of breaking my waters if I keep coughing like I am (thanks) so that freaked me out. Another few days off work for me. But thank you for all your lovely get well wishes ladies, you are wonderful.

charlottesmum, how's the bed rest going?

Everyone else doing ok?

#57 tanglez

Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

Wow Emnut, congratulations to you and your family! I hope you are all doing well and receiving the best possible care. Look forward to hearing how you are but of course realise that you have far more pressing demands right now! Take good care, thinking of you and sending much warmth xoxox

#58 whatnamenow

Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (lozzylots @ 05/08/2012, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
charlottesmum, how's the bed rest going?

The bedrest is driving me nuts..  And i think its starting to do DH's head in too.  He is doing a really good job of dealing with everything but i dont feel really connected with him as he is busy doing everything and i am busy having early nights etc and to top it off my daughter has come down with a really bad flu so we are both making demands on him poor thing.  I have my OB appointment tomorrow as well as my physio for the ligament issues i am having with my stomach/hips so will be spending almost all day up at the hospital tomorrow.  Hoping its good news and i can get up and about some more.  My new couch should finally arrive sometime towards the end of this week and then i will finally have my nice new recliner..  Yay!! at least worst case scenario i can rest in comfort.

#59 franno

Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Wow emnut!! Sorry I haven't popped in for a while but someone posted in Facebook her little man had arrived! Fingers crossed he is doing well and big congrats!!

Sorry to all the coughing women, I have just finished a cough and was on 2 weeks of antibiotics, luckily I didn't know about any pre-labour issues or anything but it was hard, I always felt I needed to hold on to my stomach when I was coughing. I really hope it's not a recurrent one between my daughter and I.

Charlottes Mum how long have you been on the best rest :-( your DH sounds amazing!

No news from me, thyroid specialist this week and then gtt and ob again in 2 weeks. I only have 7 weeks left of work YAY!!!

#60 Ms_Jae

Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

Morning girls.. Just popping in to check how emnut's bub is going.. Hope all is well.. and praying..

Nothing special from me.. only i forgot about an appointment I had on Saturday.. oops.. lol will reschedule..

#61 lelula

Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:40 AM

Thanks TJ, I didn't know panadeine forte was a cough suppressant. I've used it a couple of times for some really bad headaches earlier in pregnancy, so I might try taking one tonight. Good advice, thanks original.gif

ETA: Just had a call from the hospital with my test results, I have the flu. Feeling really guilty and stupid for not asking for a flu shot earlier, and annoyed that no one mentioned it too. I'm asthmatic and going through second trimester in the middle of the flu season, my GP and midwives know this but no one has mentioned a flu shot until I have the flu? I feel so bad putting my baby through this when it could have been prevented sad.gif

Edited by lozzylots, 06 August 2012 - 11:24 AM.

#62 emnut

Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for the thoughts & congratulations.  It has been a whirlwind of a few days to say the least.

On Thursday morning at my ob appointment he wasn't overly happy with things but we were still hoping to  get through to the next scan.  By evening things had start to go downhill.  I started vomiting quite violently through the afternoon & at first thought it was gastro or something.  Then I got a massive headache & DH said my face was swollen to about 3 times its usual size so we contacted my ob who wanted me in asap.

Had bloods done that night that showed elevated liver enzymes & extremely low platelets so decision was made to deliver by c-section under ga (since apparently spinal blocks can't be used when platelets are as low as mine were).  My bp had also spiked so spent Thursday night knowing that baby would be delivered Friday morning at latest and overnight if needed.

Henry Jake was born around 10am on the Friday morning weighing 680g - he was 26w5d so almost 3 weeks earlier than his big brother.  He is doing well so far - still ventilated & very jaundice but otherwise seems to be coping with being in the big bad world.  I only saw him for the first time yesterday but DH has been with him for hours on end.  So hard not being able to hold him atm & bringing back memories of the whole not being able to care for your child that we went through with DS1 (although by this point DS1 was no longer ventilated & was able to have kangaroo care (skin contact) but Henry looking a bit away from that at this stage (he doesn't cope well with being touched or disturbed).

I am starting to feel physically better today & had DS1 here visiting for a few hours which was good - he is so lost & not overly trusting that his brother is ok since he hasn't been able to meet him yet.  Enjoying his holiday with my brother though, especially as he doesn't have to go to school.

#63 flyingfree

Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:52 PM

An old member dropping in, I lost my baby 8 weeks ago at 15 weeks but would like to say

Congratulations on the birth of your son Henry Emnut, hoiping he grows nice and strong over the next couple of months.

Wishing you all the best for the rest of your pregnancies

#64 lelula

Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

Good to hear from you emnut, and wonderful that you're picking up. We're all thinking of you... Hope your first cuddles with Henry come quickly xx

rubylilysmum, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you too

#65 whatnamenow

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (franno @ 05/08/2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Charlottes Mum how long have you been on the best rest :-( your DH sounds amazing!

Franno not on official bed rest bed rest just doctors orders to rest alot more and take it easy.  They dont want me to do much more than do my reduced hours at work and otherwise chill out.   I can go out, ( i went to my daughter netball game on sat as all i have to do is sit on the sidelines ) but no big shopping trips or anything.  It is nice getting dinner cooked for me and DH making cups of hot chocolate and i am slowly getting over the guilts.

I had my phsyio today but she wasnt hopeful.  She basically said what i already knew.  As baby gets bigger i will loose more and more ROM in my legs so just as well i am getting told to rest more.  The good news is no more proper contractions since last week so i was kinda hoping that at my OB appointment they would tell me i could lay off it a bit but...instead i got news that there was possible a kidney issue with bubs and that i have to have another ultrasound next week to follow up on it.  The OB really scared me talking about whether we have any other children with genetic abnormalities but i have calmed down now and know i just have to wait.  I hate this waiting game.  Cant wait to have her in my arms even though i know she has to stay put.

#66 Ms_Jae

Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:33 AM

Yay, glad everything is good emnuts.. Have been thinking about you. Love the name too. Keep us up to date on how things are. biggrin.gif

#67 franno

Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

Also dropping in  ph34r.gif for news of Emnut. Congrats Emnut I am so glad that things are going as well as expected, beautiful name. Fingers crossed that it's not long before you can give him a cuddle. 680gm sounds so so tiny - I bet he is perfect in every way. Thinking of you and sending constant wishes that Henry comes along in leaps and bounds.

Hi rubylilysmum - hope you're doing well?!?!

#68 Suz01

Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

Hi all,

I have been trying to keep up with the thread, just felt it was time to add a few things, as I don't have FB, its been a bit disjointed.

Congrats to Emnut, wow, I have been wishing and praying to get through to a period that is at least safe is bub comes early, and by the sounds of things you have made it!  I'm due 19/11/12 with bub #2, we have a healthy happy DD (DOB: 10/10/10) so will be about 2 when DS makes an appearance.  Its funny to think so many boys are due out of this group!

Rubylilysmum, I'm so sorry for your loss.  It must be really hard to look at anything baby related.  You sounds like a strong person.

Going through much the same as everyone else, working full time until about 10 days before EDD, and have all had the cold/flu going around on and off for the last 2 months - really wish I'd gotten off my b*m and gotten the flu shot!  Otherwise, sorting through DD old clothes to see what is suitable.  Didn't realise I was such a hoarder... its so hard to part with anything though.

Planning to take off 6 months with bubs and then head back to work 3 days a week... probably asking for trouble, but just have an urgent desire to get financially stable so hope this is not too damaging on our children in the next couple of years.

Still unsure as to what to do about upgrading the pram, we have a HEAVY emmujlunga but have been trying to decide if DD at 2 years will need a seat and if its better to go side by side and work out which shops can accommodate a bigger pram (thinking a mountain buggy duet).  The main use would be walking around our local area and down to the shops and back occasionally in an effort to get out and about.  I keep putting getting anything off in the hopes I can see how big DD gets closer to the EDD.

Its been really nice to read all your posts.  Good luck for the next few months everyone!

#69 whatnamenow

Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (Suz01 @ 07/08/2012, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still unsure as to what to do about upgrading the pram, we have a HEAVY emmujlunga but have been trying to decide if DD at 2 years will need a seat and if its better to go side by side and work out which shops can accommodate a bigger pram (thinking a mountain buggy duet).  The main use would be walking around our local area and down to the shops and back occasionally in an effort to get out and about.  I keep putting getting anything off in the hopes I can see how big DD gets closer to the EDD.

What about one of those skateboard things that attach to the back of the pram?  So DD can stand on there for a break or on long walks but you dont need an annoying side by side double.  They really are big and cut out so many options for shopping if you get a side by side.  It might be a good compromise option.

#70 lorello

Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

Hi Everyone

I am due late Nov and booked in for c-section mid Nov.  My third bub have 2 boys 3 and 6.  Getting excited its a frozen embryo miracle!!!  Hope everyone else is doing well hope to stay in touch and hear about everyone's journey!!

#71 suzy-c

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

Hello ladies.
I haven't been in for months, but I wanted to congratulate Emnut on the safe arrival of Henry! Here's hoping everything will go well from now on. xoxo

I also wanted to say to you all: take care of your stomach muscles. I had mine split painfully while I was lying on my back in bed, trying to sit up. It was horrible and has meant that I have had to stop work immediately. Please, don't count on your stomach muscles alone when you're lifting your upper body. Use your arms as well, to push yourself upright, as your stomach muscles are under considerable pressure!

I hope everyone else is doing ok. I'll try to come back in more often, to see how everyone's travelling!
Suzy. xoxoxoxoxo

#72 Ms_Jae

Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

Wow Suzy, I never knew that. Will have to roll over and lift myself that way. I can just imagine the pain that you had went through..

Right down in my lower belly, right under, it hurts every time I sneeze, or laugh hard. It is so bad that I kind of jolt.

Hope everyone else is feeling ok. hugs

#73 bubbatime

Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

Hi all,

Thought I would introduce myself, I am due 7/11/12 with bub #2, I have a DS already and he will be 2.1 when this bub arrives.

I have had a look in here a few times but this is my first post. original.gif

suzy-c - Ouch!  That must really hurt.  I have a bad back so I am very used to supporting my weight with my arms when getting out of bed etc but you have some very sage advice.  Hope you don't get too bored having to be at home.

StormGirl - I started getting pains down low yesterday too, I coughed and think I pulled a muscle to this side as well.  Fun times when everything is starting to stretch to it's limits and beyond.

Suz01 - I am thinking of taking about 6 months off as well, I don't know I will cope leaving my baby at daycare so early, DS started at 10 months, but I will onlly be going back part time and we will be able to afford more things and hopefully by the time they are school aged I can be home and more available to them.  It's a big decision, huh.

Congratulations to Emnut on her baby boy.  Wishing you all the very best for the future and I hope your little one grows stronger every day.

Hi to everyone else, and I hope I can "get to know" you all a bit better.

#74 christmasiscoming

Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

Hi everyone waves.gif

Not much to report here ... plodding along, getting through the weeks, taming 2 toddlers keeping me busy (and insane and sleepless).  We're tackling a sudden onset of bedtime blues from DS1 (3.5yrs) so need to get on top of that pretty quickly.  I guess the multiple night time wake ups are getting us used to the newborn phase again ... just 3 months too early.

Getting our upstairs organised - have started spring cleaning the walls and generally getting everything in it's place.  We need to paint our spare room (which is currently a very unboyish shade of lilac purple) and then move DS2 (1.5yrs) into that room to free up the room closest to ours for the baby.  

The first part of my baby bedding is due to be delivered today so I now feel like I can get everything else organised around that ... matching colours for wall pictures, fabric baskets and cushions etc that I want to make.  I cant wait to get started  ddance.gif

Before I go, great to hear from you *emnut* and so glad that things are going as well as they can for you and your family.  Sending lots of big strong grow vibes for baby Henry and hopefully you'll get to hold him soon.  

Hope everyone else is feeling well original.gif  Enjoy your Wednesday !!

#75 mellmatho

Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (T.J. @ 04/08/2012, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh wow. Congratulations Emnut on the birth of your baby boy. I hope both of you are well and that he can start packing on weight. My thoughts are with you. What a shock you must be in.

Mellmatho - Really glad that everything is going well. It is so annoying about your issue with your hospital. Are you having a planned C-section or just a normal birth?? Hopefully the appointment with the anesthetist will go well and you won't have to worry about it.

Just a normal birth.. hopefully wont have to have a c-section

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