Happy Birthday, Vicky!!! I hope you're having a fun day...well, night, now.
Hearty, just read your post! What a day. You have been very thoroughly checked out..it's pretty safe to say baby girl is doing very well!! Have you gotten results of your GTT yet? FX you don't get GD like I did, blehh.
Nato, I didn't know you tore so badly. So did I. While Eloise was born by forceps, Alistair was born by vacuum. I also had to be cut and then I tore further (4th degree). I was against getting cut; I wanted to 'tear' naturally but in the moment I felt I couldn't say no. My recovery was amazingly smooth considering it was fourth degree. I mean, I was tender for a long time and I think my ladybits look and feel a bit different....also, I've only had sex twice since Alistair was born. My vagina doesn't feel the same anymore and I think I'm scarred (emotionally).
That's my big fear with having a second....that I will have another traumatic birth. I also didn't have pain relief for 18 hours...but mine wasn't by choice, it didn't work on me. Another thing I'm afraid of for a second baby. I've been told given my first birth I can elect to have a c-section, but that scares me more. Not sure what to think.
Hoping, Alistair has aspirated spit before. It was the first day I gave him vitamin drops. I called the out of hours doctor who laughed at me and told me everyone has aspirated and it won't be the last time it happens to Alistair. She wasn't worried.
Lucy, I hate when I lose posts! Hope it was a nice walk.
Dazed, good luck for hubby's SA. How strange you don't get results right away!!! Must everything have so much red tape?
Nato, I'm also unsure how to commence weaning. Alistair was giving one TBSP of rice cereal but I don't know where to go from there?
Allie, I would be scared for a second baby too after what you went through. Hell, I'm scared for the first and I haven't even given birth yet. It sounds like you need more time to heal before trying again. The good thing is you have age on your side.
I found out today I passed the glucose test. I had a feeling I would, but am feeling really relieved. I'm celebrating with ice cream.
Sorry, I haven't read back. It's been a long few days waiting for my scan today.
Here's my update from my journal:
The cervix is still holding stable at 2.6. No funneling. No change when I bear down. Everything is tight and closed. It's just on the shorter side. The doctor who reviewed the scan said she wasn't worried. They want to see me again in 4 weeks instead of 2 weeks. It looks more and more likely that I just have a short cervix.
They did another full round of measurements on the baby even though they aren't required to. Fine by me. She's measuring 2 days ahead at 24+5. She weighs 1 pound 10 ounces. All of her organs and limbs looked perfect. I made them look between the legs again. Still a girl. I could see it very clearly. The amniotic fluid measured 13.6. Anything between 8-18 is considered normal. Between week 20-35, the average fluid for most women is 14, so we're right on target. All in all, everything was very reassuring. I'm waiting for my doctor to call me with next steps. I think I would like to continue working from home and rest as much as possible, but allow myself more time up and about. I think that will be good for my mental health and will make me feel more normal.
I posted bump pics and scan pics on the front page, but I'll put the scan pics here too.
Hearty very good news on the cervix! And what great AF levels! Mine were 8 at your stage and by week 33 they were down to 4!
I had a good easter weekend, ate way too much and now have to seriously get back to my diet regime Grrr... Hero had a great time at the beach, although she ate way too much sand for my liking lol! She was ready to dive in the water but it was too cold so I let her waddle up to her knees only. Hopefully next month the water will be warmer and she can start swimming lessons. I really hate swimming pools so I havent taken her yet. I find them really gross and figure i have the sea at my feet why take her to the germ pool?
My SIL gave birth last Thurday. I went to see her and she had managed to alienate herself from the 2 other girls in her room. She was breastfeeding when i went and was gloating about how easy it was for her whereas the other two were having a hard time. Apparently she has a natural instinct for it and the others cant do it even after breastfeeding classes. I was there for 30 minutes and she had her som on her left boob the whole time. I asked her if maybe she should do as the midwives recommend and nurse max 15 minutes from each boob but she said i have no clue as i didnt breastfeed. Fastforward a couple days and she has given the baby formula as she is sure her supply is low. Obviously she hasnt tried the advice of midwives since she knows best and oh yeah has "instinct". Whatever, she is totally insane and worth the hassle.
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