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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 09:49 AM   241
Rowan75
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congrats chelli 10lb 7 crikey!

everything - brill re dexters palate

thanks ladies

re milk - aye she cant stand cows milk - popped it in a bottle to see if it was just it being in a cup that was the prob...shes been using a sippy cup herself for water since she was 6 months but seems to think the idea of milk in a cup is ridiculous at first she just laughed at the very idea but then got annoyed when given a cup with milk in...then started refusing water from her cup as well (i normally leave it out in the same place for her and she gets some whenever shes thirsty and has it with her meals as well) - so after a couple of days of bone dry nappies I was worried so gave her bottles of formula again and she then went back to drinking the water from the sippy cup - now she seems even more attached to her bottles...I havent yet tried her with formula in a cup tho...we tried a few different cups

maybe Ill try swapping her 3pm milk to formula in a cup and see what she thinks about that - thanks!

these clocks sound fab!! when did you put your lo's in beds rather than cots?



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 10:55 AM   242
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Joey still drinks milk from bottles. We got him off his prescription formula onto cows milk very gradually by giving him 1oz of cows milk in 6oz of formula, then increasing the proportion of cows milk gradually and he got used to the taste that way.

He's still in his cotbed now, he can climb out but doesn't so I'm not pushing him into a bed any sooner than he needs to. His cotbed is plenty big enough and he still rolls around lots, I can see him on the monitor.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 04:21 AM   243
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Have just moved Maia into a bed and she's 23 months. Only moved her because she could climb out and was doing so, and our health visitor suggested she might sleep better in a bed. She had a great night last night and didn't shout me this morning until 7.03 when the sunshine was well and truely out on her clock

Good job really, had one hell of a night last night.

I woke up with AF type pain yesterday morning and when I was doing my shopping yesterday afternoon I started getting painful contractions in my back. My pains moved to around the front of my bump and I went into a big panic that I was in premature early labour.

I called the hospital and they said I needed to go in. I wasn't dilated or effaced and stopped contracting during the course of the evening - phew! They wanted to keep monitoring me for a bit though as bubs heart rate was a bit high when I went in. It settled down and they put it down to him picking up on my anxiety when I thought I could be in labour.

They finally let me go home at 2.30am and although I still don't know the cause of those contractions (well must have been Braxtons but certainly were not pain free) at least me and baby are ok and baby is still snug where he's supposed to be xx



 
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Oh Star- so glad he is staying put! Very scary time for you all.

Have you had any more problems?

Glad to hear Maia is doing ok too Might need to get one of these clocks when the time for that comes



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 12:47 PM   245
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Star that must've been so scary I had loads more Braxton Hicks this time, and at times they got a little sharp but never anywhere near enough for me to think "this is it." How many weeks are you now, about 34/35?

You did the right thing getting checked out anyway hunni. How have you been? It sounds like Maia's sleep routine is much better too, I hope the has continue for you

Chelli, congratulations on the birth of your nephew! 10lb 7oz... ouchy! I'm glad your SIL is ok, she must've been happy not to have to be induced.

Rowan - Fin is still in his cot bed at the moment. We have one of the sides down completely, so he can get out of bed if he wants to but he never does. We've got him a new single bed for what will be his bedroom (he's in the nursery still at the moment, and we want to put Dex in there when he out-grows his Moses basket). He likes to get in that bed, pull the quilt over his head and pretend to be asleep, then we have to shout "wake up!" at him and he has hysterics



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 20:07 PM   246
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Thanks Chelli and Everything

Yes I'm 35 weeks (will be 36 on Wednesday) so was only just a couple of days over 34 weeks when I had the scare.

He is still staying put and to be honest after Wednesday I won't be nearly as worried. Labour before 36 weeks is just still a bit too early for comfort to me but I have a few friends who have given birth at 36 weeks and all has been well. Obviously would still prefer him to stay put a couple of weeks longer though (knowing my luck he'll probably go over his due date and keep me waiting now, lol).

I haven't had any painful contractions since (phew) but I have had intermittant pain. Had a midwife appointment the other day and she said my little man is back to back and this might explain some of the back pain.

She said not to worry as he still has plenty of time to turn but suggested I might want to start encouraging him. I'm not doing well so far as a lot of the things she suggested aren't working out with my bad foot/ankle.

My injury is much better but still not really well enough to support me while doing anything on my birthing ball and lots of walking is clearly out of the question. I'm not even doing well at sitting up straight as needing to put my foot up seems to encourage me to slide further and further down the back of the sofa into a mega slouch!

I must start making more of an effort though as I'm pretty scared about the prospect of back labour. Just knowing its generally slower, more painful and more difficult isn't a good prospect when I had such a hard time labouring with Maia even though she was in an anterior position.

I have a consultant appointment Tuesday to make a birth plan but I'm sure she'll just tell me to make more effort to encourage him to turn

Maia has been sleeping well but has been back off it the past few nights. We've had my sister staying with her children, including Maia's 3 year old cousin and she's been over excited and over tired and I think that's the problem. I hope its a small blip and we're back to sleeping well in the next couple of days. Its amazing how a change in routine for little over 24 hours appears to interfere with more than a week of good sleep.

Hope everyone else is doing ok? x



 
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Hey Star, I'm glad you've had no more painful contractions. Even at your current gestation I'm sure your little man would be fine but highly likely to need a short stay in NICU so it's of course best that he stays put for a bit longer

I remember the worry of wanting LO to turn! I always sat in the 'mega slouch' position during my pregnancy (maybe that is why my LO was in the wrong position for so long?). He turned of his own accord, I didn't do any of the positions recommended for getting baby to turn because I knew he ha so much room in there, he would just turn right back if he wanted. Hopefully your little man will play ball and get himself into an anterior position in the next week or so.

Well, no news from me really. Hubby goes back to work tomorrow so I'm about to find out exactly how hard it is looking after 2 kiddies.

Today I had a bit of a drama, lol. I took them both to a playgroup with a friend this morning. After the playgroup we went to a nearby park so our toddlers could have a run about. Dex was still asleep. Unfortunately Fin and his little friend ran to the far side of the park and started rolling around on the ground. Turns out Fin had discovered some dog poop, and that is apparently what toddlers think dog poop is for It was all over his coat, shoes and trousers... cue me trying to get the worst of it off with wet wipes, when Dex decides to wake up and let me know very vocally that it was feed time! I definitely could have done with 4 hands!



 
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at the thought of Fin in the dog poo! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time though x

I hope everyone is Ok? Seems to have gone a bit quiet around here of late

I have a bit of an update- wow the twists and turns I've had in this pregnancy!

When I went to triage the other week it was flagged up that I should have been tested for gestation diabetes at 28 weeks due to Maia being a big baby and my sister having the condition in both of her pregnancies. Well I didn't expect anything to come of it but to cut a long story short I do have it!!

I was a bit anxious about it to begin with as its been diagnosed so late on in my pregnancy but the hospital team have been very reassuring so far.

Aside from having to watch my diet and monitor my blood sugars regularly the main implication it has for me is that Logan will definitely be here in the next 3 1/2 weeks.

I have a growth scan next week and between the results of that and how well I can keep my blood sugars under control my little man will be given an eviction date at some point between 38 and 40 weeks (Omg I'm 36+3 now ). If I don't go into spontaneous labour before his eviction date he will arrive by planned c section as I don't want to be induced. This is partly because of increased risk of scar rupture and even more so the high chance of an emergency section with induction before your due date. I need to do what's best for all of us and a planned procedure is less risky than an emergency one so I think with the small odds of induction working its the way forward.

I'm less anxious now and looking forward to meeting my little man very soon whether by vaginal birth or section x



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 09:00 AM   249
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hey ladies

M has been not napping or maybe having 30 mins a day so I havent had any time to come online - gah v tired Rowan! shes in her cot now but not sure if she'll nap but thought it was worth a try! am having a bottom trouble day and if I didnt know better tbh it feels like early labour with M in back to back position lol

starlight hope your little man turns - back to back is not fun - I totally get what you mean re induction and a planned section - hopefully either way it'll all go smoothly for you guys x

my section is planned for 4th April

oh M not settling bless her - shes such good fun x



 
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Hi Ladies, I too am quite busy at the moment with work, plus i am beginning to feel really tired again and feel like a complete whale :/

I think the hormones are having an overload as i find myself crying over little things lol...

star, OMG that is no time at all, i hadnt realised you were so many weeks. he will be here soon
so far 3 people that i know who have had inductions planned have gone into labour the day before, so maybe he will arrive in his own time! Whatever way he arrives as long as its a speedy and drama free one!

Sorry to hear about the GD. I was worrying about this due to my weight, but thankfully everything come back good. Hopefully your little man won't be a big man because of it eh saying that my SIL didn't have GD and look at the size my nephew was, so thats counts for nothing lol.

I have my 36 scan for the 3rd april (part of the "your overweight in pregnancy scare tactics" Just as well i take no heed to most of them lol So far all the major risk factors they have told me about i have been completely clear with!

Rowan, looks like your little one will be here very soon too! I feel i now have forever to wait, even tho i finish work in just under 7 weeks (taking holiday before MAT leave)

I'm exhausted and feeling old lol



 
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