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:D :shock: I justy looked at my calander and noticed that I have a week and a half to go exactly until the section.
I am both NERVIOUS and excited. So many thoughts are running through my head, mainly about what kind of personality little Matilda is going to have (I don't buy the statement that NB have no personality :wink: ), how are my other two going to react (they do actually have times where they fight over me), how the caesarian is going to go, if the staff at the hospital are going to be nice etc etc,
DH is taking 3 weeks off work which I am really greatful for because in the beginning it was going to be 2 but I feel much better about 3 -
Also apprehensive about whether B/F will work out (didn't last time)
Then I couldn't sleep from 4am this morning because I realised I had only bought washable nursing pads and no disposables for hospital LOL and I was also thinking along the lines of a few other things I need to buy.
ahhh my second last appointment today too and to tell you the truth, I seriously CANNOT be bothered. TO me it's same old same old, wee weight, BP - any questions. BOOOORING. Wish I could skip but getting so close to the caesarian and possible spontaneous labour, it's best to get a check up.
Also pleased because this pregnancy I have managed not to "swell up" like I did last time :D (glad because last time it eventuaed in pre-eclampsyia not glad because of cosmetic purposes, lets face it you swell up in pregnancy as a general rule).
ahhhhhhhhhh !! Anyway ladies, I would appreciate it if you could all keep me in your prayers as there are certain risks involved in any form of surgery. :D
xox Aussie Mum
09-12-2006, 09:55 PM
Will be praying for you girly! I'm so excited to for you little one to arrive! [jumping]
09-12-2006, 09:59 PM
I know you must be so excited! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear all about little Matilda (love that name!) Stephanie :D
Go figure - on my 35w ultrasound Matilda's estimated weight given measurements were 6.1 pounds and then today at 37w Dr Jose measured her head and gave me an estimate that "it's a small baby, probably about 6-7 pounds at the most" so here DH and I were thinking given the fact of what she supposedly weighed at 35w, we'd have possibly 8 pounds by then. LOL.
Dr told me that she is "a week behind in development" ????? so now it begs the question who is RIGHT the obstetrician or the sonographer?
I am sure Dr has more experience ???
SHE DOESN'T FEEL LIKE A SMALL BABY when she's Kungfu fighting me and grinding her head into my bladder.
Also - thought I would mention, I had some megga sharp burning contractions this morning and Dr Jose was quite interested in those, he is not entirely convinced Matilda is going to stay put until the section BUT -
given this stop/start business is quite normal... not so sure myself :wink:
I have lain on the bed for a while and they have entirely stopped.
Not so sure I want her early because DH has booked his holidays based on when I am "booked" to have her ROTF, Sorry Matilda, it's just not convenient right now. :wink: :wink: ( i am kidding, please don't take offense at that remark)
09-13-2006, 07:32 AM
Hey Aussie mom..
Last year when I was pregnant I didn't have an ultrasound besides the 18 week one. But at that one he was measuring almost two weeks ahead...
Then a week before I had him the midwife was feeling my belly and told me she might guess that he was 7 and 1/2 lbs... NOPE! A week later when they weighed him after the birth he was 9lbs 12 oz!!!
So I don't think anyone really knows because ultrasounds can be off by two pounds either direction and just feeling the baby from the outside isn't accurate either!
I will be keeping you in my prayers! I've never had a c-section, so I can't really relate, but I can imagine the anticipation you are going through.
I don't put much into the weight estimates on the ultrasounds. My dr told me that w/my last ds he would be 7-8 lbs. He was 8lb 1oz. The ultrasound was showing much less. So...no one knows except God how they will turn out to be.
BTW, I believe that NB have a very distinct personality! I know my 2 did anyway!!! :shock:
09-13-2006, 12:22 PM
ahhh my second last appointment today too and to tell you the truth, I seriously CANNOT be bothered. TO me it's same old same old, wee weight, BP - any questions. BOOOORING. Wish I could skip but getting so close to the caesarian and possible spontaneous labour, it's best to get a check up
Good girl! Yes, you should go! There are lots of conditions that can pop up late in pregnancy and that is why the frequent weekly visits.
Will be praying the little bugger stays in till the c-section and that breast feeding goes well.
Lay on your left side and drink a glass of water. If it is true labor that will make the contractions stronger, if it is false they will get weaker and less frequent and go away!
Love in Christ. Keep us posted!
I've got your big day marked on my calendar so I remember to pray for you! :) I know how excited you must be; I still have 2 months and sometimes I wonder if I can stand the anticipation a second longer. [girlsmiley]
I'm wondering about the personality of our little one, too. Jerry and I are both the quiet, introverted types (although he much more than I), and I was, according to my mom, a "good" baby (meaning I hardly ever cried and was generally happy no matter what). But I also know we both have recessive genes in our makeups for outgoing personalities, since we both have some relatives who are anything but introverted! :wink:
You know all that about the weight thing and the measurements etc, I was thinking the same thing about not putting much stock in it either I T/A.
Yes Joylynn I am so glad to hear that my pregnancy went so fast for you :lol: :lol: 8) Even DH said to me this morning "Phew, this has been a LOOOOONG 9 months"
mm Leslie, lay on my lft side etc? will do! I know what you are saying about the appointments :wink: They could only get me one next week at a REALLY super bad time, so I am going to see if I can just come in and get my BP and urine tested and go. They couldn't fit me into the midwife and she would have just done all the above and then listened to the heart with the doppler. So anyway, they got me in with Dr Jose at 3.40 in the afternoon, which I have no one available to take me at that time (can't drive it makes me dizzy), and it's the SERIOUSLY WORST time of the day (the beginning of peak hour and when the school children leave school).
I keep having these visions of my caesarian splitting open when I walk down the street and stuff LOL isn't that gross?
EmJo - awww you marked your calander, thanks that's so sweet!
A little story about how much NB's have personality, I AM NOT making this up, but when DD was a few days old she needed to have a tube put down her throat for feeding as she too weak to suck, anyway, I knew DD DIDN"T LIKE IT, because she was shuffling and shuffling and waving her arms around her face, or rather swiping her hand over her face and she kept at it and at it, I could hear her shuffling in the glass bassinette and she DID NOT go to sleep until she had worked the tube out (no exaggeration). I told the midwife "I knew exactly what she was up too" and she completely scoffed at me.... I don't care, I know DD, she knew her mind from day one. Those little beady alert little eyes at birth were extremely "knowing"
Ugg had some more pains last night but they went away - am I the only one around here saying "Stay in here" ROTF?
I think my biggest concern really, is that I could go into labour before the scheduled date and we'd have to get my Mum to drive out here to look after the twins in the dead of night or something, since she's an hour and a half away and we don't have anyone close by - that'd not be so great.
I also worry about starting a long bout of false labour and ringing Mum to come all the way here and having it stop :shock: I'd feel so BAD
DH and I were watching the football so perhaps they were brought on by the West Coast Eagles (our team) amazing victory over the Bulldogs (kidding, I am not that niave LOL). [cheer] Yay the Eagles!
38w tomorrow too !!!
Had that mad paniced nesting sense last night that I simply "HAD TO" get on top of everything, make sure all DH's uniforms were washed, washed loads of towels and sheets so there would be "supplies".
Fiddled around with the nursery and made it spotless and dustfree (something I will be doing again next weekend).
Oh and guess what? DH Has been rostered on to work the night before the caesarian until 9pm. I so would have loved to have him here - we'll 9 is not too late I guess and we really want to spend more time in prayer and I just basically would have liked him by my side all night !!!
09-17-2006, 07:32 AM
Do you know if your twins are both head down?
Ruth have her eyes started appearing to "look" at you?
Leslie - my twins were... Paris was head down and Jackson was transverse which was another reason they wanted me to have a section (before I ran into trouble) because it was "messy" - he was laying in a half moon shape under my ribs - which was quite comfortable since neither twin could shove their butt or feet into my ribs :D
Matilda is head down and loves to shove her bottom into my ribs :D
Oh and the past few days I have noticed more slime :shock:
Maybe I should stand on my head so nothing happens :D :D :lol:
WOW it's Thursday tomorrow and bub is happening at 12.30 Monday - the day is approaching so fast!
We have our last antenatal appointment tomorrow which DH and I are both relieved over (it is such a pain sitting there waiting waiting for the same tedious routine).
My bags are packed, the nursery is set up (apart from some curtains DH needs to put up). Tomorrow I am going to re-wash Matilda's linen to make sure it's super fresh.
The CD's are all washed and waiting in the nappy stacker - all set!!
09-20-2006, 07:39 AM
Woohoo!!! I can tell you are really excited! I can't wait till our baby comes either!!
Crystal - everytime I come on and post "it's only a few days now" I seriously feel guilty about you reading it :cry:
It's like Joylynn says, when you know you are scheduled you want to get all the "duckies in a row" - I think it's more for us the fact that our "help" and "sitters" for when I go in are soooo far away from us (an Hr and a half), and although they have assured us they will rock up ASAP in an emergency, or what have you, an hour and a half is still a long way aways KWIM?
Besides DH doesn't have the kind of job where he can just say "oh sorry, need to start holidays now baby is early" it's a big company with a big shift roster - so if I did go early and become released early I would have to get Mum to come and stay until he could come on holidays.
Joylynn - some people I haven't even got into it about the section, you know, I say SEPT 25th and that's it... they just nodd and some say "oh, that will be a long day" assuming that's my EDD.
Yes, it sounded like that lady who didn't get what you were saying had a bag of marbles for a brain LOL - I love it how even when you have kids there are people who still try and insist they know better LOL
So what is flatearth????
Had to put this: DH TOTALLY PIKED! MIL replied to his email last night and he didn't say I was having a caesarian, he just said I am having the baby on the 25th!!!
I think if she comes in and says "how was the birth" and doesn't end up being too invasive I will just say "fine thanks"
Just adding; went to my last appointment with my obstetrician today and I am so glad he's not actually delivering the baby - in the beginning I loved the guy but as I got further in the pregnancy I wished I could have changed docs (but it was too late, you know, right at the end, what's the point etc).
Today I had a few simple questions about my hospitalisation on Monday to which he couldn't answer clearly... I was quite frustrated and DH just said "he doesn't care about you as he has so many patients"
He wasn't exactly mean, but a few times I have asked him questions and he's been a bit "offish" and not answered me.
I did get a bit stressed after the appointment, I had to go into the actual hospital for blood tests and the whole thing dawned on me even more (I really dislike hospitals).
Anyway both DH and my sister just told me to phone the hospital tomorrow and demand a few straight answers (on fairly basic things such as when do you want me there, and when do you want me to fast... you'd think Dr would have been able to answer those succinctly but nooooo LOL)
If it had've been the midwife (whom I couldnt get into) she would have actually phoned them to confirm the details.
Like I said, I am glad he's not doing my caesar - the "head" obstetrician is doing it :wink:
FRUSTRATED. 3 days to go and counting.... mmmm hope I can sleep on Sunday night.
09-21-2006, 03:31 PM
That is funny Ruth! The month could be totally off too if your due date is at the end of the month!
uggg what's with these hormones! I woke up at 5.30am crying - that's not like me, I am not much of a cry horse.
09-22-2006, 05:06 PM
Okay, I'm doing a happy dance for you right now!! [dancing] I'm soooo excited for you!! Be sure to post some photos as soon as you get them!!
Love ya! :wink:
2 days now... Sat and Sun wow! I am suprised I slept last night.
Finally sorted out with the hospital when I am meant to arrive on Monday and when I am meant to fast. The secretary said to me "I cannot believe no one gave you that information during pre-admission"
I am supposed to call the anethatist to "meet" her over the phone but I feel like such an idiot ringing a perfect stranger, I will meet her on the day. She's busy, she's a doctor, she doesn't have time for chit chat IMO she can phone me if she wants to meet me LOL.
Freaking out a little less, actually you know what my main obsession has been the last few days? What colour eyes will she have?
We won't probably know her real colour for quite a while tho.
09-23-2006, 06:43 PM
YAY aussiemum! I'm so excited for ya! I can't wait! :lol: I know all that you're feeling right now. It's totally different having a schedluled c-section isn't? Will be praying for you and baby! Just can't wait!!! [girlsmiley]
Vanessa, I could barely sleep last night! So much stuff running through my head and I had a few nightmares (not about the caesar but this that and the other)... was this the same with you?
Yes it is different with a scheduled - so much more time to think about it all but at the same time I am glad to have a date to know when the baby is REALLY actually going to be in my arms (which is tomorrow now YAY).
DH mentioned how surreal it all is.
DH has to work tonight which is a little bit of a shame because I would have liked him here, but he's not working that late.
When he comes home we are going to pray etc.
Right now I am washing the kids hair to get them ready to go and stay with "Nan and Pop" and doing all the last minute stuff.
09-25-2006, 03:40 PM
Praying for you Em! Can't wait to see pics of your little darling! :D
09-25-2006, 04:05 PM
Thinking of you Em!!