Welcome Bumpy hope you are well,nothing worse than waiting in for somethong for it not to arrive oh i hope that doesnt happen when i order my cotbed from mothercare.
We are going to do nursery neutral as well with the 'i love my bear' accessories. Just saying to hubby today its scary how quick its coming round i remember saying in September we'll wait until after xmas to get everything and its now December and we'll arrange everything next month xXx
hope they sort out your delivery Bumpy and try to negotiate some major big gesture of goodwill, maybe using the excuse that you have lost a few days of work waiting at home etc.
Good news about kate and Will, but a pity they had to announce it so early! She's not even 12 weeks.
Good NCT session last night. 5 couples in total and it was interesting and fun. Looking forward to the next session and getting to know everyone better.
Aw Bumpy Evie is a lovely name did you get your delivery in the end?
Mubee glad your NCTsession went well its all coming round so fast.
I'm thinking of changing the hospital we are going to have the little one currently booked in at a hospital 26 miles away our reason for picking the hospital was its local to our work so we thought it would be easier for scans etc but the closer its getting and the problems my midwife has had getting scan details would rather be booked in at our local hospital 4 miles away. Read on the NHS website you can change at anytime so hopefully wont be a problem. They have a virtual tour of the delivery room with en-suite and the delivery room with birthing pool, got quite excited watching them lol xXx
Mrs Gallagher, go with your gut feeling, and I would suggest you do go with what is easier to get to, not work,as you won't be at work, and the car journey can be quite unpleasant. I really loved the hospital visit we did and it had a birthing pool in each of the rooms in the midwife led unit, and it made me excited too and relaxed. Now I think, whatever will happen on the day will happen, but at least I can start thinking that it will go well and that I will be comfortbable.
I am getting a really sore pelvis - does anyone know whether I should got the see a physio or osteopath for Pelvic girdle pain? I've booked a app with GP to a get a referral for one privately, but I assume that as Pelvic girdle pain is pregnancy related, the insurance will not cover?
Bumpy, I'm not going to do NHS classes as with Hypnobirthing and NCT, I think I will have covered enough. Our hospital does offer a waterbirth 2 hour session, so we are going to go to that in early Feb.
I have made an app with GP and will ask to be referred to Osteopath. Even if the insurance does not pay, I will go anyway, as I would rather not be sore. It seems to be better when I sit straight on a kitchen stool, but gets worse when I sit on the sofa.
Aw Bumpy thats great you got your delivery you will be able to relax more now glad they are giving you a good will token after all the unnessesary stress they have caused u.
mrshappy123 how did your appointment go? hope you didnt cancel it, how r your colleagues/employees going to cope when you actually go on maternity leave better them getting used to it now. Oh thats some birth story would be great if all our labours were that quick but in the hospital.
Physio class was alright gave a couple of excercises to try and help the pain, back was killing me by the end of it lol. To give it a couple of weeks doing the excercises and if still not working to call for a 1-2-1 appointment so physio can check pelvic alignment xXx
Mrs G, sorry your back is still sore. Keep at the class for a little while, it may be that you need to strengthen your back. But hope it is ok.
Mrs Happy, hope your work colleagues get used to your going to some appointment. Try not to stress, it is their issue, not yours and you are allowed to go to all antenatal appointment without anyone causing any problems. Scary birth story, but I think it is meant to be slower for first timers!
Bumpy, glad your furniture has arrived!
I had my 28 week midwife app (am actually 28+4), and measuring 29 so ok,and happu to hear that as all my friends I see say that my bump is huge, but I think it is just fine, and all other urine/blood pressure tests are fine too. She told me I need to feel at least 10 kicks a day, or else it could mean something is wrong with baby - not very encouraging or reassuring! I tend to feel kicks in the morning if I lie still in bed, and some during the day if I am still for a while. I also got a physio app booked in for 31 Dec, but in the meantime, today, I had a reflexology treatment for my pelvic pain, and OMG what a difference! I am sitting very comfortably on the sofa typing with no pain and feel a whole loads better. I have another app booke for first week in January, and am going to keep going. She can also turn baby if baby is in the wrong position later on, and the relaxation is pure bliss!!
I have my third NCT class tomorrow and then a lunch with the 4 other girls - looking forward to getting to know them better. Then on Saturday, another day of NCT learning about breastfeeding. And dinner at friends on Friday night and Sunday - busy weekend! I think I am going to go to bed now!
Bumpy how did your xmas party go? i'm not feeling too big when i'm sitting i dont look pregnant but when i stand up it just seems to expand lol still all at the bottom.
mubee glad your reflexology treatment went well sounds like a good thing to have
mrshappy123 thats terrible that the midwife didnt have a stock of antiD especially as you say you booked the appointment well in advance. Aw thats no so good about your hubby being away all of January but at least you will hopefully (fingers crossed) be able to attend a couple of classes. i've told hubby as long as he attends the 1st (labour & birth) with me i'll be happy xXx
We've just gone to pick up from one of our neighbours in the street, loads of baby vest, body suits and grobags!! I am doing loads of washing and trying and folding into piles to see exactly what we have been given. And also some toys etc which I am going to spray or wipe with the dettol stuff. It is so kind of people to just give things away! It's really exciting!
Bumpy - some days I feel loads of kick, other days not as many, but this morning for eg, I woke up at 8am and must have felt at least 15 kicks and movements in about 30 min. Then when I get up and move, i don't feel so many. If I sit down I usually do. But not everyday, so I don't care what the midwife says, my baby is moving, I am sure all is fine.
I really enjoyed my hynobirthing classes. I do listen to my rainbow relaxation and affirmation, maybe once every 2 days and hubby and I do the scripts together maybe 3 times a week. When I am in bed at night, I do the breathing and pelvic floor exercises. I think the aim is to learn to breathe and relax. Well done for dancing!! I did not manage that at all at my hubby's xmas party!
mubee that was lovely of your neighbours to give you stuff there's no point in them throwing them away for all the time their baby would have been in them. Nothing like the midwife trying to make you panic like you say if you feel baby move/kick a couple of times a day your happy, my little one is a right little squirmer. The hypnobirthing class do you book them through your midwife and what do you do at them? xXx
Mrs G, I booked my hypnobirthing class with someone locally that was giving me reflexology before getting BFP, so it is a private thing, nothing to do with midwives etc. We covered theory about birth, breathing, relaxation, visualisation, scripts for partners to read to me to relax, how to let go off the fear of giving birth and lots of general stuff about giving bith naturally without pain relief and waterbirth.
My classes cost £250 including book and cd and workbook, It was 4 session and 1 refresher end of Jan. So £190 is good. x
Hi, I have got the hypnobirth cd to give a try....will let you all know how good that is!! I hav used pregnancy relaxation cd a few times and is good I sleep well after!! Although he moves a lot at night when I am trying to sleep! We have finally decided on a name and been given curtains and lampshade cover for nursery and in process of finding a cot. Not sure when I last wrote on here but we have got second hand pram travel system now a graco symbio and love it, keeping it at his parents. Have ordered a bag to use for hospital and a really cute sleep bag for baby and a cute changing bag and am starting to look into what is needed for hospital... going to wait to do birth plan until been to classes in Jan that are in our area... Still feeling better than i did in first trimester and beg of second although starting to get a bit more tired in evenngs than i did before in second trimester now i am struggling to watch tv past 9, although annoying I then have to go to bed and end up awake from about 3-4! we are both getting really excited now, am 28 weeks today and had my midwife appointment and all fine and the whooping cough jab today. Glad now i prepared for xmas early as we are both in sorting stuff for baby mode!! I have just got Xmas eve monday morning to work now before xmas break, back jan 2nd then 4 and half weeks to work, have sorted my holiday so I can leave end Feb but not actually start maternity leave for a few weeks after. I have grown heaps in last few wks, midwife said I am measuring correctly for 28 weeks though so i tell anyone that that says haven't i got big, well I am 6 and half months ish! is everyone ready for Xmas? and thought that next xmas will have a baby about! We are going to de-clutter our home over xmas to start preparing for when we get all the baby stuff here and need the room! I find the same that sometimes he kicks like mad and then dont feel anything for a few hours, i think the things they say about how many kicks is scary as makes you think oh god haven't felt the baby for ages and then when do it's a relief! I think they sleep a lot and don't move all the time their mum is moving about!
meant to put leave work beginning feb! i think i will have had enough by 34 weeks!
we have found and bought a bargain cot on ebay for £20 and been given a changing station and baby carrier, and I have just ordered a changing mat! getting so excited now as feels more real now about to prepare the nursery!! hope everyone has a fab Xmas