after a spinal, never felt that sick before, proper retching. They also got freaked by my HR, went down to 30 when I was in obs so Dr put ecg on, very bradycardic and some interesting extra p waves. They put some drug in my cannula which eventually perked it up but I've been told I should go to the GP about it. Hubby is now worried I'm one of those who'll drop dead running a marathon(!) so I will go at some point. But all home and feeling ok, midwife happy and i've been out and about getting back to normal, only a few more days before hubby back to work and I'm flying solo, plus school runs so I have no choice really! Maybe the school run will help get rid of the huge pot belly my giant boy has left me with too. Totally in love with my new little man and still cant quite believe he's here and actually a boy! I don't think I'll be having anymore though
Gosh, that wasnt very short! Think baby is stirring so better go before I run out of time
Happy Birthday JG! Does sound like you're having a much nicer day than at thomas land!
EF - that is scary! Cheeky boy
Caro - amazing running as always! Hope the new drug combos are helpful. Boo to 2hr wait. Reminds me of last weekend when I was still stuck in hospital. I was basically fine to go home and desperately trying to escape from Sat pm but due to how busy the postnatal ward was and then on Sun trying to find a Dr to sign my paperwork I didnt get out til Sun evening!
Lotte- wow to the 20miler on a sub-20 5k. Even tough for you then?!
Tangy - hope your mum ok ()
London at xmas, I used to love it! As a student pottering through covent garden etc. But now I'm more time constrained and would actually have to buy presents I doubt it would be as much fun! I would still hope to get an afternoon to head into london (now i dont work in central so cant sneak off after work) and potter about because i like the atmosphere, i just wont go with the intention of actually getting anything done. Would quite like to get to Bath markets this year but imagine kids will prevent that.
Am home all alone while hubby goes to supermarket, two little ones are asleep and Mags watching film so am sitting Should be tidying as friends coming in an hr but they wont mind mess, will try and pick up the nappy pile by the front door and move it to the bin at the very least though
Thought I'd give a quick birth story! Was most definitely my worst yet but Luke is being quite an angel baby (cluster feeding like crazy but sleeps well!) so I forgive him
Anyway, contractions started Thurs eve, I spent at least an hr thinking about it before telling hubby as ive had so many pains but needed to call my sis before she went to bed so decided they were real. Called hopsital about midnight to check room in the midwife unit then went in about 2am. Amazing new rooms at St peters, mood lighting, pool, balcony, ipod dock etc. Was lovely while i was in there! So got in pool and all going good, midwife reckoned be done in an hr or two! but felt urges to push and all went t8ts up, so much pain and contractions slowed down, knew he must be back to back as no let up and actual contractions had slowed. So cue lots of moving me into different positions etc but I kept saying this isnt working and midwife was looking concerned. two hours in they decided i had to be transferred to main wing, so up we went - i was quite delerious by then and not with it at all, not even trying to push as so exhausted. Room was full of staff, someone did a scan and confirmed baby was not in good position so hubby whisked off to scrub up and i scribbled on a piece of paper then gowned up for theatre and spinal block for c-section if they couldnt pull him out. It was all very quick and efficient, didnt realise at the time but am impressed how quickly they got me into theatre from birth centre, think his heart rate may have been slowing by this point. Anyway into theatre, spinal in, legs by my ears, she got forceps on put her foot on the table and out he came! She said 'wow, he's big!', kinda disappointed that i didnt find out the sex but really mustnt complain! Unfortunately she then couldnt get the placenta out so had to do a manual removal Hubby wont forget that in a hurry! Lucky I was already spinal blocked and also knew what she was about to do! Had usual second degree tear but think I got off quite lightly for a forcep and placental removal delivery! I did ask the dr if it would've been the same if hadn't been my third and she laughed. I feel remarkedly ok now, hated staying in hospital but really was no choice a
happy birthday and Enjoy your pub dinner Caro! You most certainly deserve it.
Our anniversary today, not that we usually do much but a 5 day old baby has obviously prevented usual meal out! Hubby has gone to fish n chip shop and once this babe has detached from me I'm going to have a glass of bubbly
yes, get well soon EF family. And hoggle, hope all dodgy pains settled down
I'm up to my elbows in vomit and poo and have only had an hours sleep or so, but mine is caused my a bundle of gorgeousness asleep against me right now
hope all ok though CM, and EF, is it you who's sick or the kids?
been reading a lot, especially through the night when limpet is on me, but then not posting as I'm not great at one handed typing! Pretty sleepless night last night and Luke is not impressed when not asleep with a nipple in his mouth. hubby has just brought me a lovely cup of coffee which I'm going to enjoy drinking hot!
lots going on here with some blimmin awesome running. Well done girls - lotte, pip, plus caros amazing sister (for the running achievements and being a great sister to caro).
intereating talks about hubbys. re. reading this thread, I know it is more permanent than talking to someone in person over a coffee but it is still a relatively anonymous thread whereas is I talk to a friend, many would tell their hubby etc who my hubby might know.... And as for not posting because of hubby, definitely controlling!! Sure my hubby hasn't read this (and I often tell him what I've written anyway!) but if he did and wasn't happy maybe that would start a good discussion which we wouldn't normally have! Never known anyone who has done counselling, my parents had affairs and split, but all amicable now and I have relationships with both. CC, so hard for you. I completely understand the need to sort house first, obviously your marriage is highly important but having somewhere to live comes first!
Comrades pip?! Wow! Go girl! I am all up for an ultra but....
hows house situation? We just changed agents (in Earlsfield) from Jacksons to kinLeigh. Had dreaded foxtons over but their rates were so high! Maybe if on a deal though? They do seem to get results. KinLeigh only started this weekend so nothing yet. One more tenant moving out so finances getting squeezed. We have people viewing our rental tomorrow, hubby has warned them that we've had baby and it is chaos (literally a bomb site!) I will try and be dressed though and hope not to have a boob out, or a midwife examination when they come but who knows! Not dressed today yet, hubby taken girls to toddler gym and I have tried to sleep but did get washing on. was under strict orders not to do anything but Luke has no clothes (and is a pukey boy)! He is too big for newborn/new baby stuff and we don't have much 0-3, he has had to wear pink already
hes screaming so must go! Will try and give some gory birth details later