We went to the NHS ante natal class on Saturday and it was Fantastic, much better than the Daisy Birthing couples class (which may have been fine, it just wasn't very 'me' and spent much more time talking about babies and breathing than my brain can cope with) But the NHS one was tremendously practical and educational, and was also run by my original midwife which made me very happy as she's lovely! And prone to doing weird stretchy stuff with the demonstration baby doll which made me giggle
I think videos would finish me off...can you cope with that, plastik?!
I've heard meeting people is the main advantage of these classes, but either I'm some sort of social troglodyte or no-one who goes to the classes I've been to wants to make friends! 6 breathing classes, 1 couples class and an NHS class and I have come away with precisely zero new friends o_0
Re bag, no, not yet although I have started slinging a few things into a bag as I pass it - although I am now contemplating taking them out again as I'm not sure if they should be in the labour bag or the post labour bag Possibly the way forward is to empty out my 'work bag' and then transform it into the post labour bag and things might get sorted a bit quicker I did start washing some clothes for Boo last night though (very odd!) and we're changing over bedrooms this weekend, so hopefully next week I might feel like we're a bit closer to being remotely ready.
The thing I DO need to do (after this forum making me paranoid) is change the bedding today and before I put new stuff on, add some towels and absorbtive pads before I add the sheets. Our mattress is less than 4 weeks old, and it would be beyond awful if waters went whilst I was in bed and ruined it! We haven't even finished paying for it yet!
Such a grim thing to have to think about though! Doesn't help you feel like a sexy desirable person does it Although that is somewhat countered by hb apparently still finding me awesomely hot, despite my tummy being so large now that it bangs into things when I turn! I must take a photo...
I too thought I had felt something one day but haven't felt it since so I guess that's not what it was. Can't wait for it though and neither can DH.
Had an appointment yesterday and my doctor was going over my latest blood and NT scan results. Said everything looked good as far as the scan and all the blood work except the fetal hemoglobin electrophoresis levels were a bit off. She even admittedly said she didn't really understand it as that's usually something associated with sickle cell disease. She called a specialist and the levels weren't off enough to be overly concerned so I just have to repeat the blood work before my next ultrasound with the high risk doctor and if its still off see what he says and possibly get some genetic testing done. Not going to lie this has me a little worried although I'm trying not to stress about it too much until the next appointment. Unfortunately that's not until March 11th. After having to go through things with my daughter and her health issues I've been terrified of having another child with health problems. Anyways my iron levels were also low so I now have to add a daily iron supplement which isn't anything new as I've always gone up and down with iron deficient anemia.. but I'm hoping maybe the levels being off will have something to do with that and now that I'm getting the extra iron everything will be ok with the next blood work results.
Wow sorry for my extra long post Hope everyone else is doing well!
Re the movement ladies, I felt my first movement about 14 weeks and then nothing for ages. It's getting to be every few days now. I think it's easy to miss though. My sister swore she couldn't feel her baby for ages and then one day I felt her from the outside and she was like, oh was that what that was. Apparently she'd been feeling it for a while but assumed it wasn't the baby as she expected more.
Heard babies heart beat today which was lovely. Had to have some blood taken though as I've started itching all over. That midwife is never taking my blood again - massive bruise on my arm!
Morebabies, I'm sure it will be fine. You can get funny readings from stuff - for example Boo has measured bang on every time until last week where apparently she suddenly became 'a week behind'. I'm not remotely worried, as I imagine next time they measure it will be fine again - and I'm sure it will be the same for you. Big hugs though!
Today for me needs to be a day of packing boxes as we're moving bedrooms around at the weekend. However primarily today is a day of what I'm proud to label my first craving! Woke up with BURNING urge for a mezze platter from Infinity Cafe in Brighton, held it off with pasta and pesto, and ended up in Sainsburys buying moroccan houmous, sun dried tomatoes, grated carrot, avocado, leaves, seeds, roasted aubergine paste and pumpkin seed, cranberry and orange bread. Have eaten a heap of it and am currently trying to convince myself not to eat another heap. Might have a snooze whilst I think about it And then I really MUST do some boxing up, as people are arriving at 10am to help!
Oh my! Good luck with the room moving! All of that sounds yummy and you've made me hungry now!!
I think i felt baby from the outside last night, not movement as such but something was sticking out and moved away when I poked it! I don't know, maybe it's just wishful thinking but on the other hand i'm sure because it wasn't like anything you expect to find in someones tummy and moved away when i pressed it.
Morebabies, sending you big Try not to worry too much; I'm sure that everything is fine. I too was terrified of having a child who might inherit my Crohn's as I didn't want them to have to deal with it. I realize that while there is a small possibility that they might end up with it, there is also a good chance that they won't and will be perfectly healthy like my DH. I just try to keep faith that everything will work out fine in the end and I know it will for you too!!!
Life is so hectic here with 2 children!! Tilly has taken to being a big sister like a duck to water. She's lovely to wee Noah and likes giving him lots of cuddles and kisses.
We had some pikkies done the other day Got a sneak peek and thought I'd share with you guys. So attached below is a picture of my wee Noah.
Hope everyone is well.
Eeeeep Justme!! So close to having your wee one in your arms now!!!
Love to everyone, I'll try and catch up properly soon!
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