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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 20:59 PM   771
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That's no worries TTC. I bet it's full on! I didn't realise my photo was going to be so big too! Sorry

For those of you who aren't finished your families (or when you weren't finished) what form of birth control are you going to use once your baby is here? If any.. I'm thinking of none. I'm wanting to see what my cycle does after he's born. We might just use the pull out method. I'm feeling like that would be a pretty safe option considering for most of your cycle you're not fertile and I didn't seem to be fertile for any of my cycle anyway! Maybe when I'm able to get enough sleep to temp I might go back to that.



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 23:26 PM   772
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Sarah - I told my DH I dont want to go on birth control ever again, and he totally understands why and what it has done to me, so after Liezl has been born we wont be preventing in any way whatsoever, more like NTNP. If it happens that I fall pregnant again - great, but when we are ready for no. 2 and we arent pregnant yet we will see my Gynae again and jump straight to IUI with a sperm wash to increase our chances for a boy. My body couldnt get back to normal after I was on BCP for only 9 months, I dont see regular cycles for me after birth. Once our family is complete either myself or DH will have to snip done, but no BCP or any other form of BC for me.

I have this other dilemma - We have 2 sets of stairs at work to our office, about 22 steps in total, and this morning I almost fell, luckily I could pull myself up before falling, I am just thinking as we go on, my balance would become less, and after this morning I am really scared to fall on the stairs - I dont really know how to address this..



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 03:44 AM   773
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I agree. I don't think it's a good idea for either of us to go back on birth control. However I did find my cycles were most regular straight after coming off the pill. But I'm not going to go back on the pill unless a fertility specialist told me to. I think we will give it 18 months before going to a fertility specialist though. What do the statistics/research say about sperm washing and IUI for boys?

I made a whole heap of lactation cookies today. I've already eaten quite a few haha so I hope I don't start leaking.

I'm definitely more clumsy but I don't find my balance is too bad. I can still crouch down and be ok. Is there a hand rail?



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 04:48 AM   774
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We havent done any research on sperm wash yet, since my DH and I are still considering it (I still hope I get pregnant naturally though) but when my gynae told us she does it, she said it isn't 100% certain but your chances are higher than the current 50/50 chance. I think we will also give it about 2 years and if nothing we will go back and find out how the sperm wash work and what the chances are. I am not worried about it now - I just know that no BCP for me - and we have both agreed which I am happy about.

There is a hand rail on the stairs, but the steps are very narrow and slippery most of the times, and I need to go up and down a few times a day.



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 13:34 PM   775
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I see. I think more boys are conceived than girls (naturally) anyway so your odds are in that favour anyway. I think we will probably have 3 babies and I'm happy if they're all healthy (obviously) but would prefer not all boys! But I know that wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

I guess you'll just have to take it slowly. It's probably more dangerous putting a mat or something on it. We have really strict health and safety laws here so if this was the case at my work I'd lodge a job and they'd deal to it asap! But I don't have a job anymore haha

Like I said earlier my brain has gone to complete mush. My friend text me last week wanting to catch up on Thursday which was fine. But for some reason I thought tomorrow was Wednesday and made a few other plans for tomorrow. But tomorrow (now today) is Thursday and I've now got a million things to do, plus a midwife appointment and catch up with my friend. I'm still not sure what day it is and how I could even lose a day haha. I only realised when Ovia told me that the baby is the size of a ferret that it was Thursday. Anyway, ticker day today Nita!



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 03:43 AM   776
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I had the midwife today. She said my blood pressure has dropped, which is good because it was borderline high. Also, she's pretty happy I don't have GD (which took quite a bit on convincing!) so I can stop finger pricking. She also looked at the measurements of my previous scan and said that they got the head measurement wrong (said it was bigger than it actually was) and she can tell because she's plotting all his measurements and said that heads don't just grow that much in 3 weeks. So based on all his other measurements he's still a little bubba, sitting around the 10-20 percentile. So I'm hoping that means I'll be pushing out a little bubba haha. And, his head is engaged!! Which is making me feel a little freaked out haha. He's in the LOL position (I don't think that stands for laugh out loud) which is perfect for birthing



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 23:29 PM   777
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I missed ticker day again lol - I like however that I am carrying a bag of oreas

I am glad your visit to the midwife went well Sarah.

Its been really hot here the last 2 days, so I strugled to sleep and just feel uncomfortable all over (but I prefer the hot weather) we have a cold front and snow on the mountains heading our way over the weekend - not looking forward to that though.

DH felt a proper kick for the first time this morning! YAY - She kicked me when I just woke up, I waited a few seconds and she started kicking hard, I woke DH up and told him to quickly put his hand on my tummy, and then he started smiling from ear to ear and said he can feel it, so kicked him twice before stopping again.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2017, 05:02 AM   778
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Haha I feel like I'm carrying a loaf of bread!

We've had cold weather here, and heaps of rain. Lots of road closures and flooding. I nearly didn't make it home from the midwife. I'm glad it's not hot here.

That's good Nita, I'm glad he was able to feel her. It's taken him a wee while! I find that even when my baby is sleeping and nice and still, if my DH talks to him he wakes up and starts kicking. He recognises my DH's voice. He's still away, so I get a bit of peace and quiet at the moment haha.

Ugh this heartburn sucks I've taken Gaviscon and Zantac, still it's horrible.



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 09:35 AM   779
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Hi ladies. Gosh its been a busy few days. On Saturday we went to a coffee and chocolate show, which was overcrowded. We couldnt even find a table to eat so we had to stand for about 5 hours straight, my back was killing me and yesterday we were out with friends and the other friends came for a braai. I couldnt sleep last night because my back was still so sore and I had horrible heartburn.

Sarah, it took him a while but he felt proper kicks, he believes she is a little kickboxer. We have our appointment in just under 2 days and I am hoping that she is still on track and not measuring too small. Just cant wait to see her though.

Have you tried taking a glass of milk after you have eaten Sarah for the heartburn? I have bee doing it for a week and seems to help.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2017, 00:09 AM   780
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Sounds like a busy weekend. Has work calmed down a little with your Mum back? Do people over there offer seats to pregnant women? I was at the pharmacy the other day and I had a seat (and there was a man a bit older than me and a teenage girl). An old lady came up looking for a seat and I stood up to give her a seat.. I forgot I was pregnant and probably deserved one haha. But it was pretty rude of those others not to offer.

Yeah I'm convinced our boy is a kickboxer, or a monkey. His movements have changed in the past few weeks though. I quite often (like right now!) have a foot that's poking out. His movements feel a lot 'bigger' rather than lots of little kicks. I reckon he knows his Dad is away though, he's not quite as responsive.

I was drinking a glass of milk before eating to 'line' my tummy, but the midwife said eating and drinking together often makes heartburn worse. I didn't find it made much difference, but milk on an empty stomach helps. I've also been eating fruit tingles/fizzy lollies. They taste yum and help with heartburn!

I've started washing his clothes, packing the hospital bags and cleaning the house! I really feel like my bump isn't that big. I was expecting it to be massive by now, so I'm making the most with cleaning and nesting now!



 
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