Ive been in hospital over the weekend...go in tmro as a day patient - my lovely bowels/new bottom started playing up again and bladder packed in too just for fun - so Ive been catheterised - oh the glamour!
bottom seems to have settled so hoping that Im all ok bladder wise tmro - going to ahve a renal scan to make sure all ok but I think its just one of those things - they ahve referred me to physio to help with my bottom etc which is apparently a new procedure for 3rd degree tear - they arent impressed at all with the "care" I had previously and my word the standards at this hospital are a cut above which is fab
so I was staying in the antenatal ward - lots of new babies which suddenly made us think yikes! this is really happening and soon! Its funny I thought the babies cries would keep me awake but they didn't at all - you really do just respond to your own baby
so glad to be feeling much better today and out of pain it was excruciating - very grateful to be at home and that Martha was well looked after by ma and pa and dh - he woke to her in the night and changed a pooy nappy and everything so a great dummy run for when Im in hospital with Michael
Sorry to hear about your GD Star. I'd have hated to have to reel in my eating habits during pregnancy... all food urges must be baby communicating from the womb! Funny how both my babies liked all the same "bad for you" crap that I like!! Looking forward to hearing how you get on at your growth scan Star x
Rowan - wow, you've really suffered from your 3rd degree tear I hope everything goes ok today. At least you're getting the benefit of improved care now. I've got physio booked as a follow-up for my 3rd degree tear on 5th March. I *touch wood* seem to have gotten away unscathed but I haven't had a bad cold yet... that always reveals just how bad my pelvic floor is when it comes to stress incontinence I've still had no pain whatsoever, but I do have a tiny hard bit which feels like a stitch that hasn't come out - I'm sure they would have all dissolved by now though so that's a bit odd.
Chelli - I'm sure the 11 weeks you have left will be almost gone before you know it, it really isn't long It's funny how other people's pregnancies seem to go so much faster than your own!
Chelli, OH took Fin's pooy clothes and put them in the wash as soon as I walked in and told him what happened. I'm very spoilt, he still does virtually all of the housework - cooks, cleans, laundry... no wonder he doesn't want any more kids!
My 1st week "alone" with my boys went pretty smoothly. I thought I'd be counting down the minutes to when I could get Fin down for his naps, but in reality I kept myself so busy I actually missed his nap all together on one of the days (and boy did we pay for that in the last couple of hours before he went to bed!). I'm feeling pretty upbeat about looking after them alone now
Oh poor you Rowan, sounds like you've been really going through it How are things going now?
Everything how are you getting on with being home alone with your two little men? I'm glad the first week went well and hope things continue the same
I had my growth scan today and as expected little man is measuring on the large side of normal, they reckon he would come out about 9Ib 9 if I went to 40 weeks - youch!
As expected I'm not allowed to go to 40 weeks though. I have an elective Caesarian booked for Monday 25 Feb (will be 38+5) if I don't go into labour before then. If I do I will have the choice of an impromptu section or attempting VBAC.
Either way my boy will be here in under 2 weeks!!!
9lb 9oz... ouchy Star!! I bet you're struggling to roll over in bed now then!
Do you think you'd rather make it to 25th Feb now and have your scheduled c section, or are you hoping things kick off before that so that you still get a chance at a VBAC? Has the estimated weight put you right off the VBAC option?
I'm finding it difficult to get ready quickly in the mornings with both boys! Fin is also resisting naps, he hasn't had a proper nap the last 2 days... OH thinks I'm putting him down too late, I've been giving him his nap after lunch. I usually plan an activity in the morning, and he often doesn't end up going for nap until around 2pm by which time he's over-tired. Yesterday I tried at 1pm and he still didn't sleep. Today I have another morning playdate arranged and we've decided I will leave Fin home with daddy so he can put him down for a really early nap... part of me hopes it doesn't work because I feel like OH thinks I'm failing. I don't like him to miss out on activities though, and it is the morning that I'm home alone with them (OH is usually home around 2.30pm). Fin still generally sleeps 12+ hours solid so it's not affecting his nighttime but he is acting up in the afternoons which we are sure is down to over-tiredness.
I'm hopeful that if we can get him to catch up on his sleep, he will then be ok with early afternoon naps again. We have 2 late nights now though for him - a zombie party tonight for his cousin's birthday and then a family meal out tomorrow for FIL's 60th birthday. I am tbh a little frustrated that OH blames me for Fin's disrupted routine and thinks I'm selfishly filling up my days with activities, and yet I doubt very much he will consider us missing either of these 2 late nights due to his family arrangements
It might be that Fins just got to that point that he doesn't want to nap every day anymore? Maia has been hit and miss with her daytime naps for a while now and I certainly feel your pain. When she doesn't nap she gets grumpy 9 times out of 10
I just keep trying to put her down everyday and if she sleeps she sleeps and if she doesn't she doesn't. Sooo frustrating.
Talking of frustrating the hospital called today and have bumped my section back a day to Feb 26th
At first I thought well ok it's 1 day and the funny thing is it was Maia's EDD so I thought it would be kind of cute that Maia came on his EDD if he came on hers.
Thinking on it more I'm getting more fed up about it though. Mainly because of the way the doctor spoke to me about refusing induction at 38 weeks when she couldn't book a section until 38+5 and she 'needs this baby' at 38 weeks
I know what you mean about his estimated size being a bit scary in terms of a VBAC. As you know I had my anxieties about VBAC (despite seeing the benefits) so part of me hopes he stays put for my section date.
That said scans aren't all that accurate at estimating weight and if I do go into labour its worth a try to get him out naturally.
I'm trying to think that if my VBACs meant to be he'll make a move early and if I'm supposed to have a section then he'll stay put.
I'm a bit worried now though as the reason they like babies delivered early when you're on insulin is the placenta can stop working earlier than usual. I think I'm going to be obsessed with little mans movements and a bit anxious until he's here and safe. I suppose the only positive is I've been on insulin less than a week and as most people are diagnosed with GD at 28 weeks they've been on it much longer when these problems are reported.
Please keep your fingers crossed all will be ok xx
Rowan you poor thing- it's really sound like you've had lots of trouble with your tear. Glad your feeling confident in your hospital now and i hope all goes well.
Star- 10 days and counting!! and you never know he might make his entrance on his own schedule yet. That is no time at all! It's very exciting, can't wait to see him.
And wow- could be a big boy then. Saying that they told my SIL she was measuring 10 days behind, and look at how wrong they got his size lol... don't know how accurate they are.
Every- how are things going with Fin's naps? has he settled any. I agree with Star, perhaps he is beginning to grow out of them a little bit? still if he is grumpy that has to be frustrating.
Do you think maybe it's got something to do with having his new brother around? My neice has been playing up a little since the new arrival- are we are putting it down to that.
Frustrating that you feel your OH is putting the pressure on- Good point you made, if Fin's sleeping pattern is a concern, then the 2 evenings out of the routine can't help either. Hope it all gets settled for you soon
and yes 11 weeks is not long for me to wait, i guess i'm just feeling tired at the minute, and can't seem to get the energy to want to do anything at the moment!
Oh a slightly different note, i actually got a compliment off the consultant the other day- I got weighed (Yikes) and ive put on 13lb in total during this pregnancy- She said she was impressed that i'd not let it go out of control. Being on the larger side (size 20) they had nagged me about ensuring i didn't just go crazy. saying that, i've not been dieting or anything, pretty much the same diet as before but maybe eating more healthily, but maybe it's the no alcohol diet too lol....
It is frustrating Star that they can ignore their previous urgency to have baby delivered by 38 weeks to suit themselves I think you're right though that because you haven't been on Insulin for very long, it wouldn't have had so much effect on the placenta yet so it's extremely unlikely that there will be a problem. I had a growth scan at 30 weeks and that was because the blood condition I have can mean the placenta stops working because blood clots in it... with Fin I had another scan at 37 weeks to check (and everything was fine). With Dex they didn't give me another scan after 30 weeks and it made me very nervous that something could go wrong with the placenta - I spoke to my midwife about it and she said there would be other signs way before it was a risk to the baby (fundal height measurements and your own weight would be affected, as well as baby's movement). I know it's easier said than done but try to enjoy these last days of pregnancy... I'm sure as long as baby's movement seems normal all will be fine
The growth scans can certainly be out. They say by up to a pound either way, and they were quite a bit out with Dexter. They estimated he would be the same as Fin at birth (8lb 10oz) but he was only actually 7lb 13oz - I could have had extra christmas dinner after all!
It's so exciting, can't wait to see pictures of your new little man
We're writing off this week Chelli for Fin's naps because he's had 3 late night out of the last 4 now - that's bound to have an adverse effect on his sleep pattern. He was sooo well behaved in the restaurant this evening despite his obvious exhaustion, I was very proud of him. Dexter slept the whole time we were there too... I seem to have another perfect baby on my hands *touch wood*! He slept over 6 hours through last night so only had one wake-up in the night. Generally he goes 3-4 hours now at nighttime and doesn't cry when he wakes, he just grunts a bit and fidgets. He feeds for less than 10 minutes and falls straight back to sleep... and then I sit here on BnB for an extra 15 minutes or so while he sleeps in my arms
Fin may well be ready to start dropping his naps, I just didn't realise he would get so naughty and tired if he was ready to drop them. Surely if he's ready to drop them, he wouldn't get so tired as a result of not napping? He is resisting them whether he needs them or not though whereas he used to self settle with no trouble at all. I guess it could be related to our new arrival but his night sleep has been unaffected, he still sleeps really well despite OH messing around with his bedtime routine.
Well done Chelli on your (lack of) weight gain. Maybe you'll be one of these lucky women who lose weight as a result of having a baby. I'm exactly a stone heavier now than I was pre-pregnancy. I was a little under-weight though so I don't look too bad, just need to try to deflate my tummy cushion a little bit more I'm enjoying having boobs again though! if only I could keep them...
Chelli - well done with your minimal weight gain. Its fantastic! I've put on more than that but I think if I'd have been diagnosed with GD earlier I might even have lost some.
I've managed to get my morning blood sugars under control but in order to do so I've doubled my insulin since my starting dose and breakfast is one slice of plain granary toast. I'm doing the same every day which is boring but it feels safe and I figure I can cope with it for a week. I think the hardest thing for me will be not going mental after Logan arrives just because I can have an unrestricted diet again. I'm fantasising about sending DH to maccy D's to get me breakfast and tucking into cakes just because I can
I really want to try and use this opportunity to change my diet a bit (especially the reduced portion sizes) but with the knowledge I can have the occasional treat. I didn't shrink back to my pre pregnancy size after Maia and would love to achieve it this time. With having a section it will be a while till I can do serious exercise so will have to be extra careful with diet.
Everything - I'm not sure what the answer is about nap time. I guess our LO's just don't understand that if they're tired they need to sleep ("well I didn't sleep yesterday and I was fine mummy"...) and before they drop it completely they seem to need it some days and not others. Maia refused to nap yesterday and was horrendously grumpy all afternoon. She then fell asleep in front of the TV when I was making dinner and when I woke her up to eat she was even worse for having too little sleep too late.
I won't complain too much as she's brilliant at night now
Glad Dex is sleeping well for you. I'm at that end of pregnancy and sleep is a distant memory stage and its amazing how much difference a good nights sleep makes. I'm afraid I'm a bit grumpy for lack of sleep at the minute. Trying not to be but can't help myself x
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