Hi Kinsey, 39 weeks tomorrow, still no baby - my first one was already one week old now and I feel like this one will have to be induced somehow I just "know" it - absolutely no signs of her arriving, no pains, no change in the course of the pregnancy apart from getting a bigger and bigger bump that looks so disproportionate now. I have taken quizz online that determines if labour is approaching (slight loss of weight, mild diahrrohea, nesting etc...) apart from being off on maternity since yesterday and therefore cleaning because I have the time now and I just felt the bathroom needed a good clean since 2 weeks ago I am not feeling like "nesting" and not showing any other symtomns at all
Never mind, I am still going to enjoy the lovely weather and try to ignore the back pains and the extra huge bump !
First day off work !! Feels very strange, I am still peeking at what the team is doing over emails - lol ! But don't think I'll be doing this over the next few days. Also only taking two and a half months off to go back early June so not really going to be working any extra at all !!
Getting to full 38 weeks now, my first one was born at just the 38th week. this one is later by a week on Wednesday already and I must say I'm getting enough now. I will try and pass the time, going to the salon, getting a manicure, will go out to movies with hubby tomorrow, there's nothing interesting on though - lol.
Dottie D, I agree, what a lovely weather My mum has come from abroad and she is staying 6 months (I'm back at work in June so need the extra help, plus have to travel to the California, Paris and Germany when I'm back wiith the VP so can't do it all myself ).
So when is this baby coming !! I have started the raspberry leaf tea, bouncing on my birthing ball, going for walks and eating spicy food but no signs of baby coming at all - no pains, no nothing
A lot of new faces here - or should I say new names - LOL ! Last day at work tomorrow, finally Got so much to wrap-up though, and been doing 12/14hours days, never mind almost over.
38 weeks, back aching so bad. I have done one acupunture session last week, it did nothing at all. I'm having another one tomorrow, if still nothing, no twinges and still having back-aches, I'm not doing any more and just going to be enjoying the time off and wait for baby quietly.
My first one did come at 38 weeks, we never know. But no signs so far.
Hoping my next post will be about baby, got the feeling she is taking her time though
Lady Pineapple, I know what you mean - you must have a neat bump ! Today we dropped our little 5 year old to a joint B'day party - I was surprised I could still wear my skinny jeans, just could nto tie the top button but the zip fine. Everybody said I had a neat bump but it's the size of it that's scaring me ! lol ! I have also been tols it must be a boy as the bump is so high and neat, guess what - it's a girl This pregnancy has been totally different from the previous one but turns out they are both girls ! I also understand postponing the keeping fit activities - I should have done that the first time around, I worked till the day I went into labour (baby came at 38 weeks and i was taken by surprise !). This time around at 36/37 weeks I will probably get a nice relaxing SPA and sleep - I can't wait
Olympicmum, you will know it yourself if you have to stop running. My GP showed concerns about sports injury. Fortunately I have never had injury before, I have been running for as long as I can remember, cross-countries, relay, half-marathons, 5 miles etc... but thinking about working my pelvic floor muscles from now on for the next two months, power walking for 30 mins a day, and cleaning the floor because apparently this helps turn the baby in the right position for birth. But will continue the slow jogging aroud the block just to keep my habits.
Carovet and Lady Pineapple, you are right, the independant mid-viwes are not insured. They are not covered by the private insurance either. I have been advised by a friend obstetrician not to give birth privately as if there's a problem you still have to go to hospital and you would have paid £ 4000 that you would not get back. Hubby was so shocked at the unflexibility from the mid-wife to adjust her fees to 2 months instead of the 9 months - especially my pregancies have been un-eventful but it's more for the birth that we'd like the support, as well as a couple of post-natal visits. Hubby said no straight-away to the £3650 package and I'm relieved to hear Kinsey found a doula fr £ 600. This is probably what we're doing now - got a month to find one.
Going to client's office tomorrow, don't know what to wear ! Getting bigger and bigger but I can't wait for mid-March to stop workig, wait for baby and rest ! And I already told HR to not call me in the first two months of my pregnancy to try and "keep in touch". I told her I will get in touch when I am ready to, on my terms - lol ! I'm only taking 3 months off so no way that I get disturbed in this short lapse of time !
congratulations Olympicmum ! I am sure you will be able to run for a long time I have been running till yesterday, then had my 28 weeks appointment with the GP (should have been 26 but typical could not get an appointment), she said now that I'm 6 and a half months, the muscles are starting to soften to prepare for the birth and she would advise me to stop running and do swimming or power walk instead. I heard power walk can lose as many calories as a slow run so I may do that. Really don't fancy a swim with this cold, I know the water is heated, but still, getting in & out in the cold... not really motivated. But the GP sorted out a lot of the issues and questions I had and it seems my birth plan would go ahead.
Kinsey, thanks ! I have had a couple of sessions with the midwife which were very helpful and helped us make some decisions in the right direction but turns out there's such a high demand for private mid-wives that they are quite inflexible with their fees. With only over 2 months to go, the mid-wife wants £ 3 650 for what she calls a package. Hubby and I figured out, even if she came to visit us 10 times between now and the birth, this would be £ 365 per session ! Wow ! I know very few jobs that pay this hourly rate. Plus I have a busy job with teams & I would struggle to fit in more sessions with her alongside my 60 hours work a week, dentish & antenatal appointments, family life & school runs, etc... I asked whether she would still charge this since we're starting working together so late in the pregnancy and she replied she does not discount. Fair enough, the demand is so high and the NHS does not follow-up much on second time mums so this explains the high fees. Should have booked her right as I got pregnant but did not know 2nd timers we not followed a lot. So now I'm looking for a birth partner or doula burpt at least i'm informed now with all the great advise and made good note of everything the private mid-wife told us