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Old Jan 10th, 2018, 10:21 AM   1381
rickyandlucy
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LOL Nita you are so right! It is already getting tougher! I think I did my own pedicure for the last time this past weekend. Just a good excuse to go get pampered I suppose, lol. Also going to try to make sure I keep shaved and groomed while I still can, lol!

I am planning on a natural birth with a midwife, but in a hospital, so I will have options if I change my mind. They also have tubs there that I can use for hydrotherapy. Can't birth in it, but can labor in it, so that seems ideal. Going to the hospital for a meeting with the midwives next week.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2018, 11:50 AM   1382
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That sounds exciting Lucy! I hope that you can have the birth you want! It seems like its gettinh closer faster than we think. Also, make sure you are clean shaved when you give birth, or else they shave you! You wont be able to see it to shave it, so use a mirror or ask your DH, I suggest keeping it clean from week 38.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 09:12 AM   1383
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So, I am pretty sure I may have Ovulated over new years as I had EWCM on 31 December. I thought it cant be, but I started spotting this morning, and I had slight AF cramps this afternoon. If this turns into a full period, I did Ovulate Ill have to wait and see...promised my DH I wont track dates for the next year, but iys difficult lol.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 09:59 AM   1384
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That's great news Nita! Sounds like what DH and I plan to do after baby. Old habits die hard though right? LOL



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 14:44 PM   1385
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Nita, the high chair is pretty supportive. He can hold his neck and body up with just a back rest. We’ve had him in it twice for about 3 minutes. Just trying spoonfuls of milk but he just pushes it back out his mouth. Haha I think somewhere about the 3 month mark he chilled out a little. Now he quite happily plays on his own. He does notice when we are eating though so I end up getting DH to cook or do the last bit of dinner and I’ll feed William. Then he’ll happily play on the floor or his bouncer while we eat. Or if that fails, I feed William and DH chops my food up into bite size pieces and I use a fork haha. Seriously, I did not think eating a meal was going to be one of the hardest things about having a baby.

In terms of the reading about routines etc. I’m just trying to make sure he gets enough sleep for his development. When W was 3 months old I let him do what he wanted. Sleep, feed etc whenever. But the more I looked into it I realized we were missing his tired cues. Babies aren’t going to tell you there’s ready for a sleep apparently haha. So now, I do eat, play, sleep. He’ll wake up and I’ll feed him. Then change. Then we have awake time, so singing, going outside, playing with toys etc. then between 1.25-1.75 hours after he woke up, I just do a similar routine to our night time one. And he’ll nap for 20 mins-3 hours. He’s never been a grizzly baby but I notice he’s less agitated and he seems a lot calmer. It’s nothing strict. If I need to feel him to get him to sleep or if he wants another feed during his awake time, that’s no worries. But that seems to be the big feed (when he’s still a little sleepy and less distracted) and then he has top ups.

Lucy! Cute bump!! Man it makes me miss mine haha. My SIL said that beyond a point (can’t remember now) babies can hear the doppler. So they’ll kick back because it’s loud and sounds weird haha. I thought that was kind of cute. I remember that milestone too. I think I was about the same as you and our new neighbor moved in and I went and said hello and she asked me when I was due haha. I told her later on that she was the first to ask without knowing (now we are good friends) and she was a bit embarrassed haha. I was just excited.

Nita and Lucy, not sure that the shaving thing applies everywhere. They definitely don’t require you to be clean shaven here. Maybe check with your midwife Lucy?


AFM, we had a really scary incident over the weekend. I can’t say too much but we are all safe and ok. We have had police and police dogs around. Having to make statements today and there will be a trial in a few weeks I imagine. Sorry that’s really vague. But we are all ok and safe.

I feel like the last 4 months have been a mixture of the best thing I could ever imagine and so SO many rough moments. Maybe we will catch a break eventually.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 17:26 PM   1386
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Sarah, Iím glad youíre ok. It sounds scary! I hope things are smoother sailing now.
I also agree with the routine thing. I didnít try to do that with my older two but this little guy is so much happier having predictability in his little day.
We also donít have to be clean shaven here.



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2018, 09:37 AM   1387
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Sarah, glad you all are ok!!!!!!



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 08:25 AM   1388
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I am glad everyone is ok Sarah!!

They request us to be clean shaved because its more hygienic when they put in the stitces. So ill recomend it if it isnt a requirement Lucy.

Just a quick update on Liezl, shes 3 months today, shes not sleeping at all during the day! I have tried everything to make her sleep, she refuses. Shes fussy and all her clothes are getting way small, we are getting 3-6months clothes this weekend. She starting solids...its going great, she loves it.

I got a letter from the university to say I need to complete my degree this year, so baby nr2 has been put on hold. I am almost going bacj to work as well.

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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 10:33 AM   1389
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Hi ladies! I love reading all of your updates.

I had my 2nd ultrasound this past Tuesday and baby girl is right on target! Strong heartbeat of 180 and measuring 1 day ahead. Got to see her wiggling around!

The nausea has vastly improved. I still have a lot of aversions but am getting my appetite back. Only a few more weeks until we announce to the world! So freakin excited!

Nita - such a sweet baby girl! We’ve had a few recent listeria outbreaks here as well. Freaks me out!

Sarah & TTC - William and Ford sound adorable. Their little giggles and smiles must melt your hearts!

Lucy - you are too cute! Love the bump pic.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 13:58 PM   1390
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Ask this is such a big and exciting year for you, its great to have you here! The ultrasounds will be really awesome from here on as they turn into tiny humans. Enjoy it, from about 20 weeks they will be too big to see the whole body on one image. are you planning on getting a 3D/4D scan? I can really recommend getting one!!

Liezl went to see her peaditrician yesterday and he is just so happy with her growth, she started her life weighing what a prem weighs, and she has jumped up to an average baby. From 2.3kgs to 5.5kgs. She has a tongue tie, but shes not having issues so we will see if it resolves on its own. He confirmed her bidy is strong enough for solids and suggested I give veggies in die mornings..

Man I dont know what I did before her, my life must have had an empty spot, she fulfills my wildest dreams! Nothing beats this! Being a mom really is so rewarding.



 
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