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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 18:26 PM   121
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Princess, I'm sure you have already but have you tried taking to dh? I understand about letting him go out whilst he can, but you have already made big sacrifices for the baby and he now needs too aswell. Doing those long shifts on yr feet is a killer, I'm a nurse and do 13 hr shifts and by the end of my shift I can't stand up straight or breath properly with the pain. Is there any way you can take early maternity leave?
I feel bad for you! You need someone to cook you a nice dinner, give you a foot massage and run you a nice bath men can sometimes be abit crap and not know how to do things right unless they are bluntly told!
My DH is away working in the uk (I live in Ireland) he got a 9 month contract just as I found out I was pregnant (typical!) I have struggled being on my own and doing eveything by myself (all scans, antenatal classes etc) I really have to say I have alot of respect for women who do this now without a partner! Xx



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 20:55 PM   122
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Anyone else waking up at 3 am and not being able to fall back asleep? Yesterday I stayed up for 20 hrs. Now my right breast has a clogged milk duct.. ouch. Have a heating pad on it...



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 02:43 AM   123
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Thank you for your support ladies, Rooster I can start my Mat leave anytime from now but I don't want to have to leave early due to loss of earning ands I'd have to go back earlier. And I dont think its fair that I should have to leave early because my managers arn't giving me the support I need, if they stuck to there word I would cope alot better and prob be ok to work for a good few weeks yet! Iv had a pretty good night sleep and feel better my hips are still aching tho so its going to have to be a couple of paracetamol before work today. I told OH last night that I need him to stop leaving stuff on the floor because I can bend down but I didnt want to talk to him properly whilst I was in such a bad mood else it would be an argument so Im going to ttry and sit down with him properly tonight and explain Im not nagging hm Im asking for his help and tell him what needs to be done, fingers crossed he doesnt turn it into an argument.
MrsSmartie your nursary is gorgeous!!! Did you paint the floorbords to match or where they already white? Im so jelous now I wish I'd been a bit more creative with ours, might end up re-doing it before LO arrives lol.
Dollface Iv had a few nights where Iv woken up at stupid o'clock due to varius aches and pains and not been able to get back to sleep, its an absolute nightmare I know! Try and get a nap in today if you can, even just an hour and you'll feel alot better.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 02:51 AM   124
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Anyone else waking up at 3 am and not being able to fall back asleep? Yesterday I stayed up for 20 hrs. Now my right breast has a clogged milk duct.. ouch. Have a heating pad on it...
Yep... Virtually every single night for months. Have been given sleeping pills but don't want to use them as they're unsuitable for pregnancy and lead to withdrawal for the baby. God knows why they suggested those! It's the worst; hope you can nap in the day x



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 03:21 AM   125
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Hi Ladies, sorry this post is going to be a bit of a downer but I need to vent had the day from hell!!!
So last night I get home from a 10 hour split shift in agony, I have no energy to do anything more stressfull than getting into bed, which is exactlly what I do, 11pm and I am out for the count. Then at 2am this morning my OH is hammering on the front door as hes too pie eyed to put the right key in the lock and let himself in, I dont really mind tho I encorage him to go out whilst he still can he works hard all week and just because I cant go out and let off steem anymore doesn't mean he shouldnt either, anyways this then lead to an hour of trying to get him into bed whilst he thinks its hillarious 2 force feed me chips covered in mayo (I hate mayo). finally I manage to get him sorted (after much despare and a few giggles) at about 3.30am and I get back to sleep at 4ish only to have to get up at 6.30am to get ready for work again
Today I worked 8-5, my manager has agreed that I should have a 15 min break every 2 hours minimum because Im having problems with my hips and being a waitress means Im constantly on my feet which isnt helping. Today on my 9 hours shift I was able to sit down for a break for 10 min!!!! By the end of the shift Im in so much pain I can hardly stand let alone walk, Im getting BH from the stress and Iv cried twice. After work I have to go pick up OH from MIL and drop him of at his pool match. So when I get home all I want to do is relax.... hahaha I wish!!! MY OH has kindly gone shopping, he has put away the chilled food, everything else is still on the kitchen floor, theres his empty plates glasses and cans all over the living room and clothes on the floor from one end of the house to the other, so before I can even contemplate a bath and bed I have to start cleaning the house at 7.30pm!!! The pain Im in right now is undescribable there isn't one part of my body that doesn't ache and right now Im sat on my bed writing this crying!! I am so sorry for using this page to vent but I feel that if anyone understands how Im feeling right now it will be you lovely ladies.
On the brighter side it is so nice to hear from everyone who is at the same stage in pregnancy, and UKgirl23 your LO space looks amazing!! It would be great to see some other nursarys, I'll try and get some photos of mine up in the next few days.
I Hope everyone is well and having a much better day than me!!!
Sorry again for the rant

Oh hun im sorry ur feeling this way and i cant imagine how u feel as being a sahm im not on my feel all day.... U should push more for a break more go speak to ur midwife hun.... As for ur oh i understand where ur coming from i said to mine enjoy it now cos u know how ur life changes once baby is here. But he doesnt wanna go out so stuck with him in when he not working asking if im ok every 10 mins....
Here is a big hug for u really hope u sort it out with ur work...

Ive got a scan today nervous for some reason but not sure why... And then got my gtt tomorrow whhich im so not looking forward too..



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:17 AM   126
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PrincessBoo, I really hope you and your OH can talk about your needs and he sees it as a cry for help rather than a criticism! It sounds like you have it very rough with your job and could use all the support at home you can get!

Dollface, I hope the heating pad does the trick and your duct unclogs soon hun! Ouch, sounds painful! I didn't even know you could get a clogged duct this early (especially since I haven't had any leaking yet!)

Snoopchick, can't wait for an update from your scan! I am sure everything was just perfect, hun!

As for me, I got my GTT results today when I called my doctor's surgery and they were NORMAL! Yay! One less worry on the long list of things us preggo ladies have to fret about



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:44 AM   127
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Can I join in? I'm due 5th May with a little boy!

So excited to be in the 3rd trimester now, and so looking forward to meeting my little boy, although also know I'm going to miss him being in my tummy, so am enjoying every moment.

Already feeling quite large, and people are commenting on how big I am already, so think I'm going to end up with a big bump! But I love my bump so much!

I've had a great 2nd trimester, have had the tiredness back for the last couple of weeks, so it gets to around 3pm and I'm feeling all drowsy like in the 1st trimester, could have a nap at my desk right now!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 10:59 AM   128
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How did your scan go Snoopchick? Im sure you had nothing to worry about! Iv not had a GTT is it a routine thing were supposed to have?
Hi Penny83! Welcome. I agree with the nap thing, infact I got home from work today at 3pm and went straight to bed Iv just woke up lol.
So heres a thing Iv been wondering about... why are women who are trying to bring labour on told to DTD drink pinapple juice go for a long walk etc? Iv been doing these things all through-out my pregancy and (thankfully) it hasn't produced a baby... so are they truely old wives tales told to make us feel like we have some control over when our babies are comming, or does doing these sort of things have a different affect on our bodies/babies after a certain point in our pregnancy?
Hope everyone is having a good day today x



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 11:03 AM   129
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to be honest I don't know! I tried all of the old wives tales but the truth is you have to have a lot of sex for it to do anything, you have to eat fresh pineapples and it has to be something stupid like 20 of them for it to work but all you'll get from that is the shits and blisters in your mouth, raspberry leaf tea made me so sick I had to go to hospital for monitoring and if the curry does work who wants to be in labour with the shits?? lol IMO none of those things work. Castor oil being the worst one anyone could ever do. The only think I believe in is the medical induction techniques such as sweeps, drips, and gels and sometimes those need to be done more than once to get us going lol.. I'm a firm believer in baby will come when baby is ready he/she can't stay in there forever lol x



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 11:57 AM   130
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Hey just home from scan and consultant appt... Every thing was perfect my dd asked the man who was scanning if he could get baby out so she could hold her lol....
Consultant is happy with the growth and i dont need to go back till im 36 wks so we happy...



 
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