im due on the 7th march but baby will be born at 39 weeks via section.
my little girl will be 23 months when her brother is born if he stays in that long. docs have put me with a 95% chance of pre-term labour again this time around and have told me to be prepared from 28 weeks :O
We put my little girl into a toddler bed about 3 weeks ago after she climbed out her cot n fell head first onto the floor :doh: one word to describe the transition - nightmare!! shes in a new room too so its really not been an easy move for her and shes only STTN 3 times 9/10 shes in bed with me now! she has been quite poorly with a sickness bug then a viral bug and now having teething troubles. am hoping it'll all pass soon and we can get into a nice routine.
Yeah I don't want to go through the whole horrible birth experience thing again. I. Can hardly remember Isabelle's first few hours and I couldnt hold her until I was in recovery. This time I want to have skin to skin straight away.
I also feel more nervous of birth this time round....although it sounds like some of you had much tougher experiences than me. I actually had a great home birth, it was fantastic until after my DD was born and I had a PPH and 3rd degree tear so ended up in hospital for a few days and had two blood transfusions. So a lot of thought is going into where the best place will be for me to give birth this time. But I am trying to stay positive about it all.
To be honest, I am finding it hard to even think about all that stuff yet - I have only just stopped throwing up all day, and inbetween the vomiting and looking after my DD I haven't really spent a lot of time thinking about this pregnancy!
It's funny, my friend is pg with her first, and she is doing so much reading and research and looking things up on the internet - I was so like that the first time round, but this time it seems like weeks are just passing by so quickly.
Haha I know, last time I was looking everything up, really excited to know what was happening each week, researching labour etc etc. This time, I sometimes forget I'm even pregnant, how bad is that!
I'm totally the same! If I didn't have a pregnancy ticker on BnB I am sure I would forget how pregnant I am!
I am finding being pregnant for a second time a very different experience - the first time, even though my ms was bad, I was just so happy and excited and over the moon about the whole thing.
Don't get me wrong - I am of course happy to be pregnant and I know it will be amazing to have another little person in our family, but I am just so much more aware this time of how hard having a baby can be! I guess I don't have the rose tinted glasses anymore. I had a hard time with breastfeeding in the beginning, and my DD was a terrible sleeper for quite a while, and just all that normal hard stuff kind of scares me a bit now!
But I guess this time I know that it DOES pass in the end and hopefully the second time I will feel a bit more relaxed about it all....but this pregnancy is definitely feeling like a mix of happiness and terror so far!
Does everyone have things that they want to do differently this time? Or will you do things the same? I guess it depends a bit on what type of babies we have?
For me - I want to do BLW from the start. I did purees with finger foods from 6 months with Lucy, but she was so good with the finger foods we gave up on purees at about 8-9 months. This time I want to BLW right from the beginning.
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