Been a while since posts, but have been reading along with excitement!
Thrilled to see babies starting to arrive!
Can't believe some lucky ladies are already holding their bundles of joy and I'm still trying to organise baby capsules... Arggh!
Great job Minxybug
on updating the list of arrivals!Serapod
- fingers crossed you are next! I know that feeling every day past 40wks feels like a year
Hopefully all happens well before wednesday for your Sisters and nephews sake! hahaNesting-
I finally finished work last week so been nesting like a crazy woman trying to make up for lost time!
I have just 3 more days at home before DD and I will to fly to Perth to wait for the arrival of Baby2 (no hospital in this town) and obviously want everything as organised as poss for when we return in April with new baby! Have crossed lots of jobs off my list but still got a busy few days ahead.. More nesting than resting going on here I'm afraid!
Only thing is for those with kids sharing with baby, I am thinking change table needs to move out because if I change baby in the night won't it wake the toddler? Baby in bassinet in our room to start.... What's everyone else doing???Adl
- this made me smile! We'll have DD sharing a room with Baby2 and the first of the jobs completed was setting up the change table and moving it back into her room.. I hadn't even though about the logisitics of night time changes! Another issue I hadn't considered is now that I have set it up with all the wipes and creams and nappies at the lower level which DD (2yo) can reach and keeps getting into.. so yeah.. maybe we will move it back into our room as Baby2 will also be in bassinet in our room to start with.. Either that or get a spare change mat to keep in our room for night time changes and a shoebox with nappies and wipes etc to go next to it..? Don't really want to move the change table out after all the effort and re-arranging I went through to put it back in!! what did you end up doing?Preparing Siblings
- I'm not sure how DD will react and have moments where I feel a bit woried too.. she is quite possessive of me around other children.. but hopefully she will have some 'ownership' of the new baby so it will be different with her own sibling.. I am marketing it to her as HER brother or sister and telling her how WE are all getting a new baby to look after so we will have to help each other take care of it (she loves being a 'helper')
I've also ordered her a BIG SISTER t-shirt to wear which I know she'll love (very fashion conscious for a 2yo!)
I borrowed a book from the library called "There is a House inside my Mummy
" which was really lovely. Studybug
- it sounds like a really good approach with your DS in the lead up to the birth
To be honest it seems like most of our conversations about Baby2 are going over her head, but I figure kids are adaptable, she'll have to adjust and all we can do is make her feel as loved and as special as ever and she'll cope fine. Hope so anyway! Braxton Hicks
- never noticed these with first preg but been getting some really painful ones this time round. They make me pause, but are irregular and sort of on the outside of my tummy, unlike real contractions which to me felt more deeper inside.. Glad to know my uterus is doing some practice though! Natural Induction techniques
- Am very interested to hear all of these.. especially about the clary sage and EPO as wasnt aware of these.. Zakcat
- love the idea of telling your baby girl she had 6hrs to get here! And extra happy that she was listening! DD was 10 days overdue and it was torture.. I would love for this babe to come a bit early or at least on time.. But I have been reluctant to start any raspberry leaf tea or anything until we are in Perth, as wouldn't be a good idea to go into labour here where there is no hospital for hours.. so have been holding off just incase.. Am 37 weeks on Wed. Alxeen
- you've done so well to make it as far as you have with twins and I don't blame you for wanting to get the show on the road! Can only imagine how uncomfy you must be with both in there! Bring on 36wks.. Hope your DD feeling better soonCsects
- Yay for those who have there dates booked in. That must be the best thing about having a ceasarean knowing for certain when it's all going to happen. It can be a logisitcal nightmare trying to plan around a natural labour and all the unknowns. Pium
- I really hope you manage to avoid labour before your surgery date. And how lovely you got to spend a day relaxing while your DH wore out DS.. swimming is so good for that isn't it?Sleeping
- Finding it really hard to get good nights rest as well. Heartburn, sore hips, impossible to get comfortable, toddler waking at night. So happy to have finally finished work so I can have a daytime nap with DD. Breech
- I have a bad feeling this baby may have turned into funny position as well.. It was head down since 32 weeks but just last week I started getting kicks and jabs much lower down and now I can't feel that little bottom under my ribs anymore... hmmm.. didn't get to have 36 week checkup (as the only Dr in town who can do it on holidays) but will have checkup next week in Perth at birth centre to find out for sure. Redmum
- have you got a sense your babe may have moved at all..? I'm guessing you are already familiar with the spinning babies website?Husbands/Partners
- glad to hear stories of all the DPs baking lactation cookies, installing car seats and agreeing to essential purchases etc! It think it can be hard for some of the men as it often doesn't feel real until the baby actually arrives. My DH has been working really hard (self employed) in the lead up to my due date so he can take off as much time as possible after the birth. DD and I leave town this week and he'll have another 12 days of work before following us down to Perth, I know he'll really miss DD especially! (the hormonal pregnant fishwife not so much
I have been driving him crazy obsessing over the logisitics of purchasing car seat and getting it installed correctly, driving our car down, getting it back again, names (yes still undecided on girls name), getting house organised, pumping up tyres on pram we've been given etc whereas he has a much more laid back approach.. and says we'll sort it out when we get back.. sometimes I think he has forgetten how tiring and hectic a newborn is.. I certainly haven't!
Anyway better sign off and go check the weather.. there is a cyclone brewing off the coast and hoping it doesn't affect my flight out of here!
Am stalking for more birth announcements