urgh typed a heap of personals then lost my post i'll go fast from memory!
mrspttc- thanks for starting the thread, i never felt totally comfortable posting on the old one after my bfp. re names, we went through an entire ipod app and didn't really find any that felt right. DH came up with Layla but i wasn't sure at first - she didn't get her name officially until 3 days old.
daydream - so glad your LO is ok, that must have been so worrying. I miss being pregnant too, i wish i could have enjoyed it more but i almost didn't dare as i was so worried i wouldn't have a happy end tbh. Can you believe i have no bump pics at all and only 2 of me with layla and she's 10 weeks, I feel sad that chunk of memories hasn't been captured for her to look at
chloe - lovely to hear how gabby is doing, our LO's are only a week apart!
cat, katie, jellycat and anyone i've missed - 'hi'
AFM: I'll try summarise where we're at,
Layla is 10 weeks, we've had a stressful start what with the eclampsia, emcs, slow recovery and laylas colic. we've now seen a paed and he's given us special formula and meds for her digestion and 10days in she is sleeping more and crying less.....i'm not happy about the formula or meds but at least i no longer have her crying for hours on end in pain....horrible to see and a rotten start for her to life. she now smiles and laughs more too
She is currently sleeping now and i'm feeling pleased to have finally braved cutting her fingernails - they were so long!
Katie, dh has agreed he likes a boys name I like (Harry) but says its too common. Tbh though we don't like unusual or modern names so I don't know what he expects as there's not a great deal of choice compared to girls! My other choice of name is James which was my grandads name & goes nice with George (DH & his dads middle name & his grandads first name) but he's not thrilled by that either! I have a list of girls names & he's not keen on most, but has said he likes Scarlett, after originally saying a few months ago was awful when I suggested it! I think it'll be nameless for a bit tbh, maybe we need to see it & then decide...
Oh yes daydream I've been taking plenty bump shots, and as much as I'm now getting uncomfortable I love being pregnant, love my bump & LO moving round, it feels like I have a pet So I'll defo miss it!
I've booked it for 2 antenatal/parenting classes & also a waterbirth class. And got a hospital visit too. Cat I've got a hypnobirthing book too, though haven't started it yet!
Aw Nell you must take more pics! Can't believe you've no bump pics either! You need to make up for it so get that camera out Sorry to hear you've had a bad time with Layla, fxd things get easier & you both enjoy your time together more
Cat - you are on top of things! I did all the classes at my hospital, the childcare, infant CPR, breastfeeding and Lamaze. The benefit of the childbirth classes through the hospital are you get to know what their specific policies are (whether you are required to have IVs, showering, etc.). Also taking all the classes at the hospital helped me feel comfortable in that environment. Also definitely take the breastfeeding class. I think the more information you have beforehand the easier it goes once you're doing it.
Nell - oh sorry you don't have much, but its never too late to start! Don't get too discouraged. Also I'm so glad the colic is under control. That is soooo hard.
MrsP - good luck with the names! Half the reason we chose Harrison is because it was the first name that DH liked
AFM first day home by myself with LO. DH has 7 weeks off, but today he's going into work bc they're needing his help, plus we are doing practice mini-days of me being on my own. So far so good, now dare I try to take a shower? Think sleepy baby thoughts for me.
Nell, so glad you can join us again! Sorry about the colic but it seems as if its getting better, so yay! Was layla born early? Our DD's are quite close in age. It's so much fun when they smile, isn't it?! I weighed gabby today...13.8 lbs! She is already in 6 month clothing. They grow up so fast!
I go back to work on Feb 21, so I'm currently searching for a good bottle. I have Philips avent but I think she takes too much air, so I am going to try Dr Brown's.
MrsP, you're getting so close! I had gabby at 37.5 weeks, so u could be just a month out! Exciting
Best of luck to all with names. Dh and I had no clue what we would have named a boy.
Hey girls, it's nice to be able to have baby talk and not feel guilty, I feel like I'm learning quite a bit from our mommies.
Chloe, thanks for the tips on breastfeeding. I hope it works, I do feel like that would be a wonderful time to bond.
Daydream, so glad your little boy healed quickly! I do have bump pictures, but I need to upload them first and I never find time. I haven't taken one class. I think the one on breastfeeding could be especially beneficial.
Nell, it must be wonderful to see your baby smile and laugh after so much pain. Hope the pain stays away.
Cat, you can post the bump picture and we'll tell you if we see it or not
MrsP, I like both, Harry and James. When it comes to names, we are an international family with relatives in both Europe and the States, so we're looking for a simple universal name that's easy to pronounce in multiple languages. I think the name Anne will end up winning, the more we think about it, the more we like it. It can't get simpler than that. Also, My DH's aunt/godmother is Anne and she is an amazing woman, I think she'd be brought to tears if she learned we named our girl after her. I'm not a big fan of cool hip modern names that are so popular these days, I like the old classic ones.
I had an ultrasound today, the girl made adorable faces and moved a lot for us. I'm almost 36 weeks and she's currently transverse, that is, laying sideways. It wasn't news to me, I could tell from the way she moves and my belly looks. If she doesn't turn in the next couple of weeks, I might have to be making a decision if I want to try version or go ahead with a C section just like Chloe. Hope she turns, I'd rather deliver naturally.
Wow, Katie, your time is fast approaching! Not sure if u remember, but I tried a version and it was awful and then lead to my emergency c section. It was so painful and put my dd at risk. Go on spinningbabies.com and see if you can find some exercises to try to help turn her. Or I would also look into chiropractors who specialize in a procedure that I hear is pretty painless but often has success in turning babies. I would try everything you can to avoid a version as I am now and was when I got talked into the version, that the baby is in her position for a reason. Trying to force her into a different position just didn't feel right to me, but I didn't listen to my gut. But if your gut says he version would be good, you should try it. Good luck, and let us know what you decide!
Yeah, I was looking up transverse online and it took me to the spinningbabies website. I will try to be active and do the excercises they suggest, this is the least I can do. Hope I won't break my neck hanging off my couch head down. Yes Chloe, I remember you had the inversion and how it ended. When my doc was talking about about inversion and its success rate, all I could think of was you and your birth story.
Aww Chloe, shame you're back to work already next month I have a friend who couldn't live without Dr browns! I seriously doubt my LO will come early but you never know? It must be after 37 weeks tho as I want to try the midwifery led birthing centre, rather than the normal maternity unit.
Katie sorry to here your LO is transverse! turn LO turn!! Anne is a pretty & traditional name, my middle name in Ann (without an E) I think Anna is nice too.
Hey this spinningbabies thing sounds good if it comes to it!
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