Hi again girls
Jen - Thanks for your words of wisdom as usual
!! Like you i do try to keep my fluids up but maybe i need to drink more. Sorry about your paranoia attack as you called it the other day - but really its all part of being pregnant, don't you think? im sure as IVF patients we worry more than alot of other pregnant women, tho. i mentioned to the lady who did my scan last that sometime i worry that one baby is not moving as much as the other and maybe im just being abit paranoid and she looked me straight in the eye and said 'you're pregnant - you're allowed to worry....' which made me feel better, and not so silly.
Im glad you got yourself checked out and seen to - there is never anything as being over sensitive or over cautious with this game i reckon. and Im really pleased everything was okay and your little baby was jumping around!! it's so lovely to see them moving isn't it?!! hee hee
Its so sad hearing stories about people who have had bad experiences with babies, its must be so heartbreaking, I just hope to God that none of us have to go through that pain.
I know what you mean about worrying tho. A couple we are friends with were pregnant with twins and they were extremely premature, born at 28 weeks!!! Luckily they were eventually fine and are now 3 1/2 yrs old, but althought we never say it we know it could have gone the other way at that early stage. and Im only a few days away from 28 weeks myself........... i guess you just have to focus on how rare those cases are don't you?!
did you get your labour clothes situation sorted out? Wow - i hadn't even thought about that til you said, now i have also been thinking about what to wear after the borth for visitors when i have to stay in, aswel. i mean thats when I'll want to look most presentable! If it helps i went on the mothercare website the otherday and they have 2 packs of long nightshirts for about £17, they look okay. i think thats what im going to end up buying...... but I might buy a nice pyjama set or something slightly more expensive for my stay in hospital........
Kim - i had a look at your photos - you all look lovely!! and what a nice neat bump you have, you lucky girl!!
everybody looks happy (well i guess they would at a wedding!
) and smiley, and it looks like a lovely day. are you still walking on air? thanks for sharing your photos with us, it's so nice to put a face to a name!
are you still feeling overwhelmed? i do sometimes when i feel the braxton hicks kicking in ....... but it's died down a lot. im more scared that i won't know what to do when the babies are here now, i guess .....
Jackie - How are you getting on - and how are you doing with your sleep? I cant believe its not long now til you will know when your baby will be here! you sound a lot calmer and happier which is good. How did parentcraft classes go? Ive not started any yet - but Im hoping to soon! my midwife did advise to wait til after 30 weeks, but Im too impatient!!
its really good that your DH is able to get so much time off work. my DH gets 2 weeks Paternity - and he HAS to take them. we are hoping for 2 weeks hol on top of that also rather than the 1 the company wants him to take. it all depends on the company......
Sophie-J - How did you get on at Ikea? They DO do SOME stuff for baby rooms, i believe, but only from what ive seen on the webiste. There isn't one near me, and i have never been inside one in my life - am i missing out? 6 weeks left at work - that must be more like 5 by now? thats just over a month. at the moment im only working a few days a week and thats more than enough for me!! Like you im tired all the time and my back ache is awful.
Your nightshirt sounds perfect for labour - see?
those presents we all get do come in handy somewhere down the line!!!! i wish i had something I 'didn't' want to wear - maybe Ill find something if i have a good look.............
Elizabeth - wow you sound dead busy! Hows the anaemia coming along? it is common isn't it? My haemoglobin and iron and B12 tests were all borderline at the docs recently! so they want to test me again in four weeks. Honestly, im not sure I have much blood left in me!!! im sure Im fairly drained by now!!!
Let us know how you are getting on.........
Valli - Hows are you coping with the diabetes? I have recently read about lots of people in one family who all suffered from gestational diabetes while they were pregnant in a magazine i bought last week, and in all the cases it went away afterwards. Lets hope that it does the same for you honey. keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on!
i think thats everything. sorry if I have missed anything or anyone. keep in touch girlies. not long to go now!!!! soon we will all be holding our babies in our arms (believe it Sophie-J!!) and moving over to the parents side!
We should have a thread over there to keep track of each other when we get to that stage - what do you all think??
take care of you all!!!
love and kisses as always