Hey girls. Well my little girl arrived safe and well Friday 23rd... Was a long labour but worth it for the end result. just out of hospital this afternoon hence the late announcement.
Hope everyone is doing good and the birth announcements start to roll in....
great news, congrats!! sorry to hear it was long though! what did your little girl weigh? xx
Congratulations dmari. What have you called her? Hope you are feeling well x
Sorry to hear you are having bf issues ruby it's a nightmare. Have you tried taking fenugreek to try and up your milk production? And make sure you are drinking enough as dehydration can also cause you to make lessmilk. Hope supply picks up soon x
Stretch & sweep today.....really unpleasant, feel all a bit out of sorts, emotional n just odd...fingers crossed it works or I have to face another next week!!!!!
oh no ruby, hope you get the bf issues sorted x
aimsie, last time i had two sweeps, not nice i know but preferable to induction. my labour started about a day after the second. good luck...
saw mw today, all ok, roll on Sun and Sept!
How are you this morning Aimsie? Any signs the stretch and sweep has worked?
Ruby and dmari. How are your little girls doing?
I'm just pootling along 36+1 no signs at all feeling fine. Hope everyone else waiting is feeling fine too
Congratulations dmari cant wait to hear birth story!
How are you getting on with the bf ruby? Hope your little lady is doing well.
Aimsie any news since your sweep?
how's everybody else getting on?
im 39 + 2 today and thoroughly fed up with waiting now. Have had no symptoms other than the odd bit of back ache and period type cramps on and off. No show or plug loss so frustrating! I have a sweep booked for tuesday afternoon and really hoping it gets things going cuz have had enough now am an emotional wreck lol xx
Update on the sweep I think I have lost my mucus plug well and truely now but thats the only sign so far....kinda hoping she holds off till at least sunday as dont want her only just turning 4 then being shipped off to school, if she can hold till sept she will then just have turned 5....silly I know but just hate tge idea of buying school stuff when she only 3, not sure I would be ready to let go!!!
Keep st it with the bf ruby, I am sure it will all work out!
On feedinv I am hoping to bf, but have been looking into formula incase I need to switch....anyone any advise on what to go for? From initial look aptimal & cow n gate are pretty much the same just aptimal is considered 'premium'
Our dd was formula fed from 6 weeks we started with cow and gate then switched to aptamil, until c&g she was feeding 4 hourly, on c&g it dropped to about 2 1/2 hours then went back up to 4 hrs with aptamil.
Got my sweep at 3pm today wish me luck ladies that it gets my little man moving x
Oooooh good luck Tali. Keep us posted...
Hope bf is going ok now ruby.
Aimsie any news after your sweep?
Hope the rest of you ladies are doing okay...
Sorry not posted in a while, amazing how time flies when looking after a little one..... Today was meant to be my official due date.
To answer all your questions. She is doing great thanks... . My labour was long...... My waters broke on the Wednesday about 16.30 ish. Contractions started on the Thursday early morning all be it not painful at that point started getting stronger at about 3, and hospital advised I stay at home until they get closer together, about 5 mins apart. Was at that stage about 22.00 that night and taken straight to labour suite where the labour was longer than norm as she was back to back... It got to the stage they thought I was going to have to get a c section because of how she was positioned, however miracle happened that I delivered naturally and she was born at 6 lbs 8 on Friday at 8pm .. Wasnt a traumatic labour just very long and very much worth it of course xx
good luck tali, do you have another sweep booked?
good to hear you are getting on well dmari
ruby, hope bf is bit better?
aimsie i know what you mean re the school year, i felt the same. Hope things kick off soon for you. if bf doesn't work for us i will use aptamil
nothing much happening here except yesterday i had shooting pains down below though baby is head down so not kicking. am hoping the pressure will get something happening at some point. anyone else had this, can't remember if i had it last time or not. read it could be baby laying on a nerve?
Hey all, anyone else popped? tali??
no baby here yet, saw mw today and he is a bit lower so hopefully he will stay down and get a wriggle on. had lots of pressure n cramps recently so am hopeful. if not my sweep is booked for 40+2, had to go on at her to get that appt, they wanted to just not see me till 41 weeks! i wasnt having that as i was so overdue with dd!
hope bf does improve ruby it can be tough can't it but should get better in time x
Still no arrival here, 3 sweeps done, got another on tuesday as a last hope then am booked to be induced on wednesday....really hope she is here before then!! I am 40+6 today, the waiting is killing me!!! Want to show her off to the world
Ruby dont put too much pressure on yourself, you are NOT a fsilure if you stop the breast feeding and dont let anyone make you think otherwise...surely a happy content mum n baby is better than a stressed and anxious pair!!!!
hey ruby, ah must be so tricky all that pumping and juggling your other kids etc! have you seen a lactation consultant for advice?
cant believe your lo is 5 weeks, wowsers!
im thinking everyone else must have their hands full with babies, looks like just me and babytummy left here at the mo!