Hi Ladies! Sorry to have been MIA from BnB lately but I feel like I kinda keep up with ya'll on FB nowadays! Wow! Everyone is in the final stretch now right? I know my original DD was Christmas so I think all of you girls are pretty close now!
I'm officially 27 weeks and in 3rd trimester now! Just did a bump update pic on FB so I won't re-post here.
Baby girl is kicking A LOT and I feel it every day and night (especially) despite being told I have an Anterior Placenta and that it would be harder to feel her kicks. DH even feels them since about 20 weeks.
We had a little scare a few weeks ago. The radiologist spotted some calcium deposits (echogenic intracardiac focus) in the baby's heart from the ultrasound. I went in over a week ago for a follow up ultrasound at another office and both that Dr. and the tech didn't see anything, which is a good thing, but supposedly is very common in thin women and Asians. It was just a relief to hear both specialists didn't see it anymore.
Baby is always sitting low, low, low in my pelvis, behind my hip bones and/or towards my spine. Lots of low back pain and tossing & turning in my sleep.
I'm looking forward to seeing some baby updates and pics on FB any time now! Good luck ladies for those last few weeks!
Hi ladies, I've had quite a busy week. Last sat I realised that I'd been really itchy all over for the previous few days so rang the hospital and they asked me to come in for blood tests. The tests showed my liver scored a bit high so I had a liver scan on Monday and more blood tests. The liver scan was fine (and they scanned the baby too which was great!) but my blood tests were still a bit high. They're not really sure why though. There's a condition called choleostasis (sp?) but my bile levels and others should also be high for this, and it's only my liver. So anyway, had more blood tests yesterday, but haven't heard since. The obstetrician is now saying that boxing day is the latest he'll let me go before I have to have a c sec. And I wouldn't choose Boxing day for my LO's bday so when I go back in a week I think we'll ask for it to be a couple of days before Xmas. But I've got two sessions of acupuncture booked before then so fxed that does the trick!
Glad the calcium deposits seem to have gone sweetie. And great that you're getting loads of movement!
I'm not too sure how much weight I've put on j, they weighed me about 3 weeks ago but I can't find where they wrote it down. I have a feeling that I'd put on about 11lb which is about 5kg, but that was from my booking in appt at 10 weeks and id already put on loads of weight by then! Having said that I've been on a diabetic diet for 6 months so haven't had much chance to put on weight!
Yay op, we're full term! How are you feeling? Do you feel ready? I don't at all, still so much to do!
Amanda - Oh! Sorry to hear about your liver issue. So I think you mean they will induce or you will for sure get a c-sect? Gosh I can't believe your ticker says you only have 15 days left!!! And sounds like you've barely gained anything! Good luck hun!
Because of my previous c sec they won't induce me, which means they'll want to book me straight in for another cs. I'll find out the date on mon so I'll let you all know! Although I'm determined to get this baby out naturally before then!
I'm currently sat in the waiting room to see the Mw and just weighed myself. I've put on 5.6kg which is about 12lb since booking in appt. But I had definitely already put on weight by then so I think I've prob gained about 8kg in total.
I haven't been on fb to browse much recently so I'll have to go on to check out your bump pic sweetie!
Good luck if you have any movement op!!! The race is on now!
awesome amanda! hope you get the opportunity to at least try give normal birth!!
went to the doc myself today and he says my boy is doing perfect! weighs 2.5kg and will be around 3.2kg at birth! she also says she can see some hair on his head! so he will prob have my dark hair and not daddy's blonde. he has also turned already and in perfect position should i have wanted to give birth vaginally.
my section is booked for 9am on 16 jan which is awesome! then i have the rest of the day with my brand new son!! i cannot wait anymore ladies!! cant imagine how you guys feel with only 2 weeks left!! luckily just under 5 weeks for me!!
he is still very active and moves allot but doc says he will stay head down until jan as there is too little space now for him to flip around. luckily have not had any kicks in the ribs as yet even though he has long legs!! he is taking it easy on mommy! so in love with my son xx
That's great J that everything is going well and you have a date now.
I'm having a bit of a down day today. See the obstetrician later and have another scan when i'll find out more. I'm so torn about what to do. I really really really don't want a c sec but know I'll have to do what they advise. I so desperately want this lo to start moving on its own. I've got acupuncture booked for tomorrow so fingers crossed and I'm going to try to book myself a sweep for weds. There's not much more I can do.
Btw I won't put anything about acupuncture/planned cs on fb, as I prefer to keep things a bit secret, although I don't mind you ladies knowing. So pls don't mention it if/when I get a date. I'll keep you all posted.
How are you doing OP? Ay twinges yet? It's all getting quite close now eh? Hope you're feeling calmer about things than me!
Don't be forced into a cs Amanda, if baby is happy there is no reason you can't have a vbac. I saw an interesting article about this, I'll look for it now. Have a couple of sweeps, if not successful try the gel. I've heard of so many cases of successful vbacs.
I'm ok, did my Christmas shopping today and felt very tired amd faint during. Bump is so heavy now! People are so nice and helpful which is nice.
39 weeks today! Can't believe it! Been in quite a bad mood -almost pmt like since the weekend and quite tearful, I'm guessing this is hormones gearing up? I've had tightenings for a coupe of weeks now, and some period-like pains on and off but nothing exciting like waters going or a bloody show!
Then go down a little and they've got a post from a woman yesterday asking about vbac, lots of great advice there. The question is this:
Question: "Dear PBM, I need some positive birth vibes! I have an appointment with a consultant (how many times have I said that and never actually seen one? I should say a registrar) to discuss my upcoming vbac. It is my second vbac and I know in my boots that I want to have a homebirth. This is purely my instinct - I think it's my best chance of a straightforward birth with least risk to baby and me, but I have a feeling the consultant will think otherwise. I'm after some advice from other people who see things my way. Can anyone arm me with some pearls of wisdom that I can take with me?"
Haha thanks J! I just think if I keep active, it will hopefully start labour. I'm worried that if I rest too much that he'll stay there forever! Whenever I'm lying down for too long DP gets me on my ball for a bounce too
Sounds like a perfect date for Ethan to come you will probably get another little burst of energy soon, I was knackered at 35 weeks too.
I wonder if we'll have two girls and two boys at the end of this?! Amanda, I think you're having a girl x
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