Sorry for going MIA, but things have been busy and also it's a bit disspriting when nobody else seems to be posting, so I thought I'd give it a break a couple of weeks to see if anyone returns to the fold!
Sameera - I can't believe you're having contractions and dilating - wow! You're nearly there! You must be about 35 weeks now, which is great - the twins should be able to breathe by themselves. Glad rib pain is easing off at least on one side. There should be more space up there once one engages. All the best for the delivery, we'll be thinking of you. I don't know if my baby is still head down - it feels like it moves an awful lot. I'll see the midwife tomorrow for a check, so I'll get an update.
Denise - I sympathise with your renos upheaval - we're just coming to the end of ours and are back in our kitchen. T's top tip: Veg do very well in the microwave, if you have one. Just put them in a dish with a small amount of water and a lid and they'll cook fine. In fact, we used to do entire microwave one-dish food ie. a piece of fish, veg in one dish and ready in 5 mins, plus microwave in the bag rice. Supermarkets also do bags of mixed pre-prepared veg which you can cook in the microwave, which are extravagant, but great if you have no kitchen.
As for me, baby is growing so much at the moment. It's right up to the ribs now, so as well as my 'normal' rib pain, I am now getting little jabs too. But so far it isn't too bad. When baby is in a particular position, I feel quite faint and sick - I think it squashes the placenta and cord. I've been to antenatal classes, which have been good - I've met some local girls giving birth soon, which should be nice and social afterwards. I've learned all about labour and giving birth and breastfeeding, so hopefully I won't be so freaked out when the time comes.
I'm so tired now. I'm giving up work on 11th Dec - hooray!!! Sooooo excited!!! My last day in London is 4th Dec, so no more horrid trains and travelling! Hooraaaaaayyy!!!! We're starting to decorate the nursery now. DH has painted the ceiling and should do the walls tomorrow. We're still waiting for our roof and water problems to be sorted. It snowed here at the weekend, so I hope they are sorted soon!
Well I hope all you non-posters are OK. Come back to us!
Bye for now