I haven't been on in forever and will give a proper update later, but just wanted to let you know Future that I'm thinking of you and so sorry you are going through this. It just seems so unfair. I hope you managing as well as possible and I'm sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way for a smooth process from here. xoxo
Thank you all so much. I was given misoprostol last week to induce the miscarriage and it didn't work. Going to try it again this week and if it doesn't work I may end up with a d&c. Either way I just want this to be over with.
Have you found the pregnancy harder this time with a LO to look after?
How exciting to have a Xmas baby! Have you got a bigger bump this time?
We're all well here. Darcey is such a cutie. She's so affectionate, loves her cuddles and kisses.
I looked after my sisters youngest two children at the weekend, I was shattered after! I feel quite daunted by the fact of maybe having another now, ha ha.
Stranje, did you decide if you were having another Lo?
I think if we do, it will be ttc next year sometime? Maybe about may time then Darcey will be at least 3. That's my theory anyway!
How about you dreamer, you were thinking end of next year, is that still your plan?
Future I am so sorry the medication isn't working for you. How are you managing? I can't even imagine- especially with a baby to care for. It's not like you can even take some time for yourself to help you through this. Do you have a good support group around you? I sending lots hugs your way
How is everyone else? Trixie can't believe you are 27 weeks!!! Crazy!!! How are you feeling? No, Giada still isn't really saying much. Sometimes she seems to say a word, but I'm not sure. She tries to say avocado, but then she uses that word for everything. Dh and I left for 5 days and at one point she kinda freaked out and started crying for me saying mama, so I guess she can call me that, she maybe just doesn't need to because I'm here all the time? I bought her a signing video and she picked up the sign for "more" really fast, but she really only uses that one. Then she started doing all these weird things with her hands and looking at me like she is trying to sign a bunch of stuff. I think she is trying to say something with her hands, just like she babbles weird stuff, and I can't understand her lol! We see the dr next week so I'll see what he wants us to do. I still get worried, but other than that she seems to be ok.
Claire it sounds like you are ready for another!!! We are still debating. We were leaning towards trying at the end of the year. I started pilates to help get into shape. I had such a horrible recovery with horrible back pain and I decided that I would not get pregnant unless I got some muscle first. However I had horrible pelvic pain issues before pregnancy and pilates flared it up. I'm back in major pain and in physical therapy. I'm starting pilates again today, but I have to really modify it and I'm not sure even that will be ok for me. On top of that, sex is too painful and makes things 10 times worse, so it's kinda hard to get pregnant when i'm in this condition. The other thing is dh and I just went on our first trip without dd. I was realizing that if we have another baby that will be our last trip for a LONG time! Ugh I don't know! I'm totally happy with how our family is, but there is a part of us that would really like another child. I just get worried about the unknown. If I were younger it would be an easier choice, but I will be 39 in January. It's such a hard decision! How are things with you and hubby??
LadyL- How are you??? I don't think I gave you a proper congrats!!!
ANd how is everyone else? I haven't been on for so long as we have had a ton going on. We still haven't even finished unpacking yet!! Giada is doing pretty well. I still worry about her development, but I can't say I really see any autistic traits. She's just different. Like instead of smiling and running over to someone she knows who comes to to door, she will clap and run around and grab her toy or something to give to the person. It's not quite normal, but she definitely isn't ignoring them or off in her own world. I'm getting her used to a babysitter, but lately she is having a fit when I'm gone. She's fine if it is with my mom or dh's mom, but now that we have moved I had to find someone who could watch her during my appointments. She is very shy and very hesitant of others. She will grab on to my leg and not let go. She is also able to climb out of her pack and play and I'm sure she can get out of her crib if she tries. What are all of you doing? Is it time for a toddler bed? I used to put her in her pack and play if I took a shower. Our house is kinda baby proof, but she climbs on the couch, beds etc, and I don't want her doing that when I'm in the shower. Any suggestions?
Well I hope all is well!! I want to hear what all the little ones are doing!
Aw future I'm so sorry you're going through this. Have things gone any better this week? Do you have family/good friends to support you?
Claire, we'd definitely still like another, still not 100% on timings yet. I'm hoping that before the end of next year we'll be ready to start TTC! We're going to put our house on the market in April and start looking, with the hope to be in a new place by August. We've had a bit of a blow though, OH works in IT for the public sector, and he's part of the 24/7 team so works 12 hours shifts- nights and days. There are currently 16 of them, and they've been told that they are changing the way things are done, and there will only be 8 positions on the 24/7 shift from April, with 6 going onto a new shift (awkward hours but no nights) which has only half of the shift allowance, and 2 going onto the regular day hours and losing all of the shift allowance. This could mean either a 15% or 30% pay cut which is massive to us. Not only that but he only works 14 days of 12 hours at the mo, this would become 22 days of 8 hours so our petrol and wear and tear on the car will go up, plus less time at home with us. Keeping my fingers crossed so much that all works out for us, as we won't be able to buy as big or in as nice an area if his pay does drop. At least he still has a job though.
Stranj, so sorry to hear you are suffering that's no fun. Are you working? Erin still sleeps in her cotbed. I'm delaying taking the sides off as she is sleeping pretty well and she has (touch wood) never tried to climb out so far. Her friend at nursery has moved into a toddler bed though and is fine, I just feel that Erin would just want to get out of bed all the time lol.
Erin's getting so big, everyone comments how tall she is. Her hair is still so fine and short so she looks younger than she is but taller IYKWIM so think it makes the impact even more. She loves building towers with her duplo, reading, drawing and dancing and loves going to the park or for walks. She's going off her food a bit the past few weeks, sometimes its a real struggle to get her to eat, not sure if it's more teeth or a phase. We're off to South Africa for 3 weeks at the beginning of Nov, to go visit the in-laws. Can't wait, I've had no holiday since going back to work 8 months ago so I am dying for a break. They've not seen Erin since she was a few weeks old as well so will be lovely all round.
I'm still not enjoying work and am toying with the idea of trying to become a childminder after baby number 2. Depends on OH's pay though and how much I could earn, but seriously thinking whether it would be possible. Currently work is so stressful, I'm doing so much travelling, staying away from home, working at home in evenings and weekends...rubbish just not what I want to be doing at all!
Hi girls, got a date for section... 3rd January!!! Hopefully if the cervix holds out....
Doing quite well but finished work yesterday and going on the sick for a while before the maternity pay starts! I'm so massive and can't stop eating chocolate and sweets!!
Dreamer I hope you have a great time away , I'm so jealous!!! I hope that your hubby's work works out. Childminding is defo the way to go.... Mine gets 500£ a month for 30 odd hours just for Conor!!!! She has 4 kids so the money would be good!!!!
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