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Offline Maeve88Troy

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« Reply #100 on: 29/01/20, 06:30 »
Katkat - pregnancy does do lots of weird things to our body.  None of my shoes fit, I'm stuck with one open sandal for now.  Which is fine, comfy at best.

Omnomnom and Hannahdaisy - are you alone during your visits?  These things really try our patience sometimes.  Better not get too worked up though.  I guess these nurses and hospital staff are bored or tired with their workloads.

MommyKenny same here with the fetal kicks, does your OB really check up on your fetal kick count?  Mine never asked about it and I forget to mention it!

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    « Reply #101 on: 29/01/20, 17:18 »
    HD - I keep saying 26wks. It confuses the hell out of my partner! I'm going with baby brain. The midwife appointment is next Friday and the 36+4 scan is Tuesday 11th. Not too long to wait now. Not a fan of being completely unaware as to what might go ahead.

    Katkat - Strangely comforting to hear I'm not the only one dealing with less than perfect hospital visits.

    Maeve - I usually take either my DH or my mum. I definitely feel I'm treated better when I have company. Oh I'd never blame them for their forgetfulness, I completely appreciate they must be under so much pressure. Its a shame that this hospital are unable to assign you one midwife and consultant who gets to know you throughout your pregnancy. It's someone different literally everytime, but then I don't run a hospital and this rota obviously works for them. I feel equally frustrated as I do sympathetic as I certainly wouldn't want to be in their shoes.

    Last hypnobirthing class tonight. Don't know if it's just my emotions wreaking havoc but I'm really not feeling it. I know once I get there and finish the session I will come away all optimistic and glad I went. Sometimes it's just hard to imagine that I will be able to remain focused when LO decides he's cooked. Need a bit more faith in myself!


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    « Reply #102 on: 29/01/20, 20:46 »
    Kat - hope your levels stay ok and don't indicate anything major!

    Maeve - I usually go on my own. My partner's come a few times but if she's at work then I just go alone. She came to the scans and was given time off work for those, but not the midwife appointments. We get told not to count the kicks now as such, as there's no 'normal' number of kicks. Each baby just makes their own pattern and you get to know it. I just kind of take note of whether it's been a long time since I felt them and sometimes try and give my belly a bit of a rub to wake them up. Usually it's in the evening that this little one gets really active!

    Omnom - each hospital must just run differently. I see the same midwife each time unless there's a reason not to, for example she went on holiday for one of my dates and once she was working in the morning but I rearranged for the afternoon quite last minute. It's also the same midwife that I had for my first pregnancy so that's nice. They've tried to have me seeing the same consultant too. They nearly sent me to someone else on NYE coz they said they just send you to the first one that's free but I asked specifically for my one and they said that was fine but I might need to wait a little bit longer.

    Hope you enjoy your hypnobirthing class!

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    « Reply #103 on: 31/01/20, 01:22 »
    Maeve, I kinda bring my chart with me along with my notes and start my "report", so I guess she has not choice but to listen! Haha!

    Omnomnom - Does the class encourage chatting with other ladies?  Sometimes the good thing about classes are your new friends.  Will you miss them?

    Katkat - hope your results will get better soon.

    Hannahdaisy - do you have a date for your C-section?  What else did they tell you to prepare for?

    32 weeks now easing in to 8months! Yey!  OB starting to check baby's position now.  Excited to see him move head down!


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    « Reply #104 on: 31/01/20, 21:10 »
    MommyKenny - yep! 11th March, same as my partner's birthday! Prepare for in what sense? Sure it won't be long and baby will turn :)

    Ugh, feeling so sorry for myself and full of cold! Felt quite rough yesterday and then just awful today. Hate not being able to take anything apart from paracetamol. Would love to get some nasal spray and Night Nurse tablets inside me! Hoping that today was the worst of it. Got a work/training thing tomorrow for about 6hrs too, typical!

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    « Reply #105 on: 1/02/20, 20:04 »
    Hey!

    Mommykenny - Yes, we have a social media group that we've used to stay in touch between sessions. Tbh, I'm not very good at keeping in contact but I appreciate reading the other ladies' updates. The 4 sessions sadly weren't long enough to really socialise. I'm hoping to take myself and baby along to some sensory classes etc. once he's here. It would be brilliant if I could make some longer-term friends there. Just 2 short months for you! :) Are you feeling prepared?

    HD - I would definitely prefer to be a patient at your hospital. Although you had a particularly long wait for one of your appointments & I think that would do my head in. Especially as parking isn't cheap! Ha. Sad to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you're getting plenty of rest where you can and today wasn't too horrendous at work. It's bad enough getting ill when you're not pregnant, you must feel wiped out! When I get a migraine now I can never take anything stronger than paracetamol so I don't bother, it sucks. Exactly 5 weeks for you next Wednesday :) Where you've had a c-section before, could you advise how long it was before you could have visitors other than your partner?

    Katkat - How are the weekly blood results looking? Are we seeing any improvement? I think you should share some of your motivation to eat healthily and do sports btw, haha! I'm struggling to get my shoes on at the moment, it's embarrassing.

    Final hypnobirthing class was lovely - I knew I'd enjoy it once I got there. Feeling better prepared & can't wait to meet him. Week on Tuesday I should have a clearer idea of what the birthing plan might be. Potentially an elective as I'm convinced he's not going to swivel but we never know. A bit nervous if he does attempt it as my belly feels tight as a drum and I imagine a movement that significant is really going to be felt! Still, I can't grumble as long as he remains fat & healthy. I reckon he's around 6lb now  :o Less than 5 weeks to go! Eeeeeeek!




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    « Reply #106 on: 2/02/20, 20:14 »
    Unfortunately the work thing was painful too, then I've woken up today and it feels even worse, ugh! My nose is just non-stop running and I've got a headache today and am just so tired. Been busy though, took our little one to a rugby class and went to see some family. Could really do with a rest.

    Yep, almost 5 weeks, eek! Been doing a bit more of my hospital bag today. Ordered some arnica tablets and peppermint tablets (didn't try either of these last time) and am slowly buying other little bits.

    My first c-section was in the evening so nobody was allowed to visit after that, plus I was on the High Dependency Unit so not sure if you're meant to have visitors there anyway really. Although I think that's where my uncle and sister came to see me the next day. I think when it's a planned one it's usually the morning-early afternoon and then you go to a recovery area for a little while to check that you're doing ok, then onto the main ward. I'd imagine once you're on the main ward people would be able to come and visit, so maybe later in the afternoon.

    Glad hypnobirthing went well :) hopefully you'll get your answer soon about the birthing plan! I feel really tight too now and baby hasn't moved position for quite a few weeks now, I know because I still get the hiccups in the same place and midwife confirmed where he was a few days ago. Wonder if that's just where he'll stay now, don't imagine there's much room to move about anymore!

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    « Reply #107 on: 7/02/20, 11:03 »
    Hey HD, are you feeling a little better now?

    Maeve, I am sorry but that comment about your one open sandal made me laugh. I know it's not really funny, but it sounds it ;)

    I haven't heard back after my last bloods earlier this week so assume all is good (meaning, the bile acid or ALT hasn't increased), so back again next week for the next round of bloods. The itching on my stomach has eased a little too.

    I had a few quiet days in terms of movement and it all came back with a bang. They checked the HB on Tuesday and all was regular and fine. But I am 28 weeks tomorrow and since last evening, all of last night and this morning I am feeling sudden real strong movements - is this normal so suddenly?!? I also started to get a massive belly (for me) in the last 2 weeks. Is there a big growth spurt around this time? If I continue like this I will be massive in 12 weeks' time! My belly only grows out to the front, the rest of my body doesn't even look pregnant. I look a bit like Mr Potato Head or Kermit with skinny arms and legs  ;D

    Modifying to add: any suggestions where to buy comfortable not too expensive (as I know I will have to buy several more over the next few weeks) cotton bras in London? The last ones I bought 4 weeks ago feel so uncomfortable already, in particular my upper rib cage is hurting so much, right where the bra finishes (non-wired).

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    « Reply #108 on: 7/02/20, 18:44 »
    Had a midwife appointment today, another GTT booked for tomorrow 🙄 yay. Scan next Tuesday to tell us his presentation. I walked past the delivery ward and a women bless her seemed to be nearing the end of her labour. Midwife apologised to me which I thought was sweet though unnecessary. We're all going to be there before we know it and I know I won't be apologising for any coping noises I make 😂. Still, I have to admit, it did make it a little more real. Only 4 weeks to go!!

    HD - It's a shame you haven't found more time to rest but at least the hospital bag is coming along! I feel exactly the same as you when it comes to his position not moving. I'm still getting hiccups where I usually do and the HB can be found in the same place. Thank you for the caesarian info. I guess I'll just have to see what occurs on the day. MW confirmed they only do 3 electives a day which leaves time for emergencies. Not sure what the availability will be like if he is breech on Tuesday. Are you feeling any better in yourself?

    Katkat - Good news for all your results and the reduced itching! Perhaps you're just busy and not noticing those more subtle movements as your out and about. I definitely only zone into LO's activities once I'm settled in a chair or tucked up in bed. If he's really quiet (not very often) a sour sweet always rouses him. I feel a bit mean after mind 🙊. 28wks was when my belly really popped out so it would make sense if you were experiencing the same. I've noticed that since 34wks he's still piling on weight but my bump hasn't really expanded so I'm guessing his physical growth has slowed and now he's just accumulating some blubber. I was between a size 6 and 8 before I fell and I'm literally the same size apart from the bump. Just look like I've swallowed a basketball. Last place I bought comfortable bras from was Mothercare before they shut down so I'm no use. Sorry!

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    « Reply #109 on: 8/02/20, 22:17 »
    Kat - I pretty much self-diagnosed myself with a sinus infection (sinusitis). I came to this realisation once the blocked and runny nose wasn't budging and my teeth started to hurt. Googled whether tooth pain could be linked to a blocked nose and that came up. I have been sooooo miserable this past 10 days. Gave in the other night and bought some Sudafed nasal spray. I did some more Googling and there'd been research about whether it could be linked to birth defects but that was during the first 12 weeks while organs were forming, and they also said most was absorbed locally in the nose so very unlikely to get to baby anyway. I had to weigh it up and I just had to do something about it. Feeling a bit better today, but don't want to get too excited about that in case it comes back with a vengeance!

    Good to hear that you're feeling lots of movements! I find it hard to remember that many weeks back now, sorry! I'm struggling with bras at the moment too, I've found my old bra extenders though from my first pregnancy. They might be worth a try? Remember them being very cheap on Ebay or Amazon.

    Omnom - hope the GTT was ok. So on Tuesday they'll properly decide whether to book a date or not? I know what you mean about the noise. When I got induced there were women in the ward that were very clearly in labour and it made it quite scary knowing that it would be me very soon! Could also hear people screaming once I was in the labour ward in the proper room too and the midwife said 'don't worry, she hasn't had an epidural' haha.

    One more full week at work to go! Feeling a bit surreal now. Got quite a few little jobs that need doing. Must finish off my hospital bag. Had a really achy day with Braxton Hicks today and it keeps panicking me!