In fact little man is due on her second birthday! What do you think the chances are?
While we're on that subject I'm trying to decide what to do for Maia's birthday.
For her first birthday we had a pretty big party but I'm worried about organising anything too big this time as it would be a lot to cancel if I did happen to go into labour on the party date (or in the few days before). It feels tight to do nothing though as it is still my girls special day...
I guess i'm thinking of inviting just a few of our closest friends just for tea and cake on her birthday.
I'm also wondering whether to arrange something bigger with a view to leaving my mum in charge if I happen to be in labour but I'd have to check this out as my family aren't local.
To be honest it does feel a bit uncomfortable thinking of having a house full of people when I'm in hospital giving birth, lol. Especially as my family and friends don't actually know each other
What do you girls reckon? I don't want my big baby to miss out completely, it seems really unfair x
Wow, that's a coincidence! Apparently only about 4-5% of babies come on their due date, but 50% will be born within a week of it. Was Maia early/late? Fin was 5 days late... OH thinks I'm going to go early with this one, as early as Xmas, but I think he'll be a little late again.
Hmm, I think if I were you I would probably arrange something a little small scale at home. That way, if you deliver a few days before or after Maia's birthday you could still go ahead with your plans, in the comfort of your own home either heavily pregnant or with a very young newborn. And if you are in labour on your due date, it wouldn't be such an imposition to ask one of the close family/friend to take the reins.
I'm loving all the build-up to Xmas this year. It feels like it won't be long before I see my new LO now I'll be 37+3 on Xmas Day so OH is cooking dinner at ours cos he doesn't want me travelling, and we'll have a house full with his family (will be lovely for Fin because OH's sister and her 3 boys are coming... Fin completely adores them). What has everyone else got planned for Xmas? x
Maia was 8 days late and I'm expecting little man to be late too.
Maia's due date was brought forward at our 12 week scan and she was actually two days after her original due date based on my lmp, with me going into labour one day after her original due to date.
Little mans due date was brought forward by a whole week at my 12 week scan and I'm convinced that this can't be right as if it was it would mean I ovulated around CD7 which I'm pretty sure I didn't.
We shall see what happens though. I know ovulation and conception is no exact science and even if my original due date is right it doesn't mean that he won't make an entrance on Maia's birthday, or even before it.
We will have to wait and see.
Right now I'm finding the 'I wonder when he'll arrive' thing really exciting but if this pregnancy is anything like my pregnancy with Maia it won't be so entertaining by the time I'm 36 weeks. It was more like 'hurry up I want you here already' iykwim
In other news my new baby niece could be here within the next month
My sister is due very early January but has gestational diabetes and her blood sugars are all over the place despite her being über strict with her diet, to the extent that she has only just started gaining small amounts of weight now!! There is a strong likelihood that she will be scheduled for an elective c section at 37 weeks which means LO will arrive well in time for Christmas... x
That's exciting news about your sister Starlight, I bet you can't wait for Maia to meet her new baby cousin. Has your sister got a c section date yet?
Hinky have you started with any morning sickness yet? I had MS from around 7 weeks with DS1 but from 4 weeks with this pregnancy. Both times it was only nausea though rather than actually being sick so I got off lightly.
Rowan how's Martha getting on with her walking? Is she still sticking to a few steps at the moment or has she found her confidence?
Chelli have you had your screening results back yet? Keeping my fingers crossed for you x
AFM, it was Fin's 2nd birthday on Friday... my big boy He was so excited by birthday cake and birthday presents! We're having a joint birthday party for him with one of his little friends this Saturday so that should be fun.
I've STILL got a cold! It's a new one that started with a sore throat on Friday, I hadn't got rid of the last one so was not pleased but I'm sleeping ok now so I feel ok. The worst thing is my friend had a baby a couple of weeks ago and I haven't been able to go see him yet because of course I don't want to be infecting him with my germs.
Mad busy week for me and then i was away at the weekend.
How is everyone?
Star, my brothers were born on the same day exactly 1 year apart, so maybe your maia will be sharing her Birthday eh Good news about your neice
Everything- Happy Birthday Fin 2 is such a lovely age.... how sweet that he was so excited too.... hope he has a lovely time on Saturday and i'm sending you lots and lots of healing thoughts to get rid of you damn cold! How unfair is that- 1 after the other!! fingers crossed you'll feel better soon.
I got my screening results back- LOW RISK 1:75000 risk level. Very very happy!
I think ive felt some flutterings this week, feels like little bubbles around my belly button every now and again.
I'm feeling achey too this week, can't seem to get comfortable- think its all the stretching, as its a bit higher up. I have a proper bump now
I meet my midwife for the 1st time on Friday- yeah thats right 1st time!! lol so i think thats when i get a chance to hear the heartbeat?. they are not exactly organised my way, but least i get to finally meet her lol
oh and i bought the belly belt. Its ok, will help with somethings- but i think i'll be living in leggings lol...
Brilliant news about your test results Chelli hopefully you can relax a bit from this point on and enjoy your pregnancy even more. Hope your midwife appointment goes well on Friday too
Happy birthday Fin How did the party go Everything? I hope you, your little man and your whole family had a brilliant day
Its still very much up in the air with regards to what's happening with my nieces birth. My sister was offered a csection slot on Christmas Eve (this will make her 38 weeks. I didn't realise her EDD was put back until 6 January at some point) but she's turned it down for trying to avoid spending Christmas in hospital.
At the moment they aren't wanting to schedule her earlier than this meaning she would have to wait until after Christmas but this might change depending on her health.
I'm pretty surprised that the hospital are scheduling elective sections over Christmas to be honest but I can see why they wouldn't want to schedule one earlier to give LO as long as possible to bake. We'll have to wait and see x
Ah Chelli, I am so glad your results came back low risk. I didn't have the testing with my first pregnancy and don't think I will this time either. Too much extra worry!
Rowan, I cannot believe you are 20 weeks already! All you ladies are really marching on with these pregnancies, time flies!
Everything, I didn't really get sickness last pregnancy, just extreme tiredness, which is hitting me again now, and massively sore boobs. Ouch. All good signs though
Congrats on Fin turning 2. I really loved Stan's party (well, we had two for him, one with family and another with his little pals!). Was very cute seeing him so excited and I was very impressed with his candle blowing out skills They really start to grow up at this age, don't they. I just love how independent he's getting.
Anyone's toddler excited about Christmas yet? We have been into town to see the "recorations" and he just stares at Christmas trees wide-eyed saying "wow!". I can't wait
I'm seeing the midwife tomorrow just for the initial visit and then will hopefully get booked in for booking appt / scan etc. I also have a scan booked in with EPU for 4th Dec when I'll be 8+1. I am hoping that assuming that's all ok we will be able to relax and enjoy this pregnancy a bit more.
Star- I wouldn't have thought the hospital would have scheduled over Christmas either- and i can't say i blame your sister for not wanting to go in over the holidays. The longer baking time the better!
Rowan- good news on your 20 week scan. Glad your LO is wriggling around fine in there . I have my 20 week scan booked for the 10th Dec, so not long to go now....I'm getting quite excited!
Hinky- Sending you sticky stick glue hun . I don't know if ive relaxed much this pregnancy, but all i can say is that the time has certainly flown in. It also felt different this time- i don't know why, but maybe subconsciously last time the reason i felt so stressed was because of that?? who knows.
Your scan date will be here in no time at all. Hopefully you wont have the cock up that was mine and having to wait until 15 weeks til you got it lol...
i don't envy your symptoms now that mine have past!
Well i had my first official meeting with my regular midwife today and i got to hear my bumkin's heartbeat for the first time It was brilliant! Just not long enough!
Didn't realise i was holding my breathing until she said you can breathe now lol
she said all sounding good- and it sounded nice and steady to me!! I feel so good at the moment it was nice to get to hear it, as it almost felt that i couldnt be pregnant now all the symptoms have basically disappeared so it was a relief to hear my LO!
Ive held off buying anything yet- said i would wait until 20 weeks but i seem to be spending all my time looking lol....
oh and Hinky, my neice is about to turn 3 and at the moment all we get at every toy advert is "want that"... she is getting very excited with it all and keeps singing "holidays are coming" everytime she see's santa!
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