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Posted: 17/11/2009 at 19:43

Finally found the energy and opportunity to report in...Sophia was finally born on 4th November - 10 days late - but when she finally decided it was time, she came quickly - just over an hour! No time to think about pain relief. All started with my waters breaking in the evening 10 minutes after my partner arrived home. My little boy was fast asleep so it couldn't have happened at a better time. I nearly flooded the house with all the fluid - tons of it as the doctor warned me.

Sophia is a big lass at just under 4 kilos (my first was just over 4) and gorgeous chubby cheeks. Fairly laid back generally which is a novelty after having quite a screamer first time round. It still feels very new and challenging juggling two children alone from 7 until 8 at night but I am not tearing my hair out yet. Sophia's brother is very sweet so far with her and besides regressing on the toilet-going front (3 pairs of wet underpants today) seems to be handling the new situation quite well.

 All the best to you all - hope all is well.

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Posted: 31/10/2009 at 13:03

There's some good news on here

 Well done've beaten me to it! I love the name Ella and that would have been my first choice if it were not for some family reasons I can't go for the name. I am still pregnant. Now 6 days over. I have until Wednesday until the hopsital will start to intervene. I had a session of accupressure this morning. Back again Mon if nothing happens. The lady recommended citrus fruits so just squeezed out some grapefruits and had that. 

Jac - good news for you two. fingers crossed you can put this scare completely behind you soon.

Hegs - I am having BHs in this pregnancy which I don't really recall having in the first. Certainly much more noticeable this time round. They are not painful and I kind of like the feeling (scratch head) as it reassures me something is going on.

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Posted: 25/10/2009 at 19:40

You get weighed at every check-up here in Austria. I started to dread the weigh-ins in this pregnancy. My doc reckoned you only need to put on a max of 10 kilos, anything else is just down to porking out.... I have put on 13 kilos in each pregnancy. I gained most between 16 and 30 weeks - scary in my first pregnancy becasue I read you tend to put on most in your last trimester - feared I would top 20 kilos but the weight gain just slowed right down at the end.  

Sorry about the use of kilos - too tired to convert.

Chynah - well done on your race today. It now seems ages since I raced. Once the baby's here, hoping I can back into things as easily as first time round.

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Posted: 23/10/2009 at 17:48

I had a hospital appointment today to monitor the baby's heart. It seems it is the policy at that hospital (or Austria in general) to get seen on your due date, too - which means I am in again on Sunday - and thereafter every two days. Please please please baby make an appearance soon, I really don't want to have to go all that way 35-40 min car drive or over an hour by train for a 30 min appointment. Oliver my no1 came bang on his due date so I didn't have to go through this last time.

What happens in the UK when you go over your due date?

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Posted: 23/10/2009 at 17:44

Janie Tri - big hug from me, too. Tough to deal with I'm sure. Hope you are getting some love and support. All the best.

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Posted: 15/10/2009 at 19:02

Well done Kinsey and welcome Aidan! You beat me to it

I'll ignore that comment about labour being more painful this time round. I am doing my best to block out any thoughts of the actual birth as the first time round was pretty horrible fo me.

I have about 1 1/2 weeks until my due date. After convincing myself the baby will come early I now feel like I will be pregnant for ever more. My bump is huge and cumbersome.

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Posted: 28/09/2009 at 22:16

It used to be sooooo quiet on this thread and so I have become quite lax at logging on....

Big congrats to CH on the birth of Molly. I am trying to put the thought of the birth to the back of my mind - yours sounds kind of scary to me. I am hoping mine it going to be a doddle this time round.

I haven't enjoyed maternity clothes this time round. Found my clothes from my first pregnancy useless as I have been pregnant over summer (last time Jan baby) and its been very warm (still is) and my bump has got big earlier so I feel like I am nearly popping out of my few decent pieces of clothing with possibly 4 weeks to go. Determined not to cave in and buy anything else no matter how ridiculous I look at the end.

Janie Tri - I am having a girl after a boy first time round. I have just been looking through Oliver's old  baby clothes and its going to break my heart to have to pass them on to someone else. There are some lovely things in the box that are in pristine condition but all in all they are quite boyish. Vests don't matter and I will try to combine top or bottom halves with something very girly but still there are things that I won't be able to use really.

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Posted: 21/09/2009 at 19:59

I've not been on here for ages and have no time to read back properly. So many new people -  fantastic!

Was looking forward to the last two months before EDD to relax and get a few jobs done in the house while my little one is in daycare. You are forced as an employee in Austria to stop working 8 weeks before your due date (on full pay!). This does not affect self-employed people. I finished my last bit of employed work in August and then out of the blue I was asked by an old employee if I could do a translation. Not being capable of saying no.... Anyway a 4 page summary is due in at the end of the month and the rest (90 pages) by the end of the year. I am really trying to get most of it done - at least a very good rough version - in the next 5 weeks. I have other bits of freelance work on the go as well. So this has meant sitting in front of the computer every available hour and praying that the baby doesn't come early. Everything else has gone out of the window. Feeling somewhat underprepared this time round.

Hope everyone else is well - from what I've read, at least on this page, this seems to be the case. My running hasn't been particularly intensive over the past month or so - one to three times a week - but I  may have one more (last?) bash tomorrow. We have been having beautiful weather so its lovely to get out but the bump is big and really tightens up when I am plodding along. No time for swimming this time round.

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Posted: 02/08/2009 at 19:53

I have returned from 3 lovely weeks in Somerset though the weather was a huge disappointment. I think we had rain every day - from a single shower to torrential downpours throughout the day. Left behind 18 degrees to get 30+ degrees (35 today) and wall to wall sunshine here in Austria. Weather due to cool tomorrow which is fine by me.

Now at 28 weeks and feel huge. Only managed one run a week on holiday which was frustrating. Went out today and felt good albeit slow. Hope I can get back up to around 3 x 3 miles for quite a few more weeks. I stopped around this time in my last pregnancy because of a cold and lack of  time. Failed to get back into running when my cold went so hoping to keep going a bit longer this time.

Hello Sonya - I probably had my first scan at about 8 weeks. You should be able to see the heart pumping but other than that the baby is just a blob on the screen. Things move quickly from then onwards. Good luck. I was adament I wouldn't tell a soul before the first trimester was up but the first time round we relented and told a few family members early on. Someone made a valid comment that if I were to miscarriage you would want to talk to those closest to you about it so it makes sense to tell them early on and participate in your excitement.

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Posted: 07/07/2009 at 20:02

Any advice to those of you with toddlers?

My little boy (2 1/2) has been a dream at getting to bed until the past week or so. He would sing and chatter til he fell asleep. I think our current problems are cooinciding with having a stab at toilet training (which I am trying not to regret starting). He is now complaining at going to bed, throwing things out and then saying he needs a wee or poo. He usually does do a wee but not a poo. He'll sit for ages and refuse to get off the toilet. I keep leaving him and eventually I can get his nappy on and him back to bed. Tonight it was the same with him on two occasions piping up "mummy, wee-wee coming" so I got him out of bed and on the toilet and then strainght back to bed. It is taking him  around 1 1/2 hours to fall asleep with all this faffing about and I know he's tired (so am I).

 Please someone tell me this is a phase or give me tips on how to get his sleeping back on track.


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