Hope everyone is having a good start in the New year.
@Cands m so sorry to hear what u went through but m glad that it was sorted and that u and the babies are well. How r u doing?
@ MamaK u r not the only one counting the days, can't wait lol, I believe u had fun in Namibia.
M Currently 31w2days and feeling tired most of the day. I have booked a bed already and done my 4D scan and should say the young man is looking soo cute and he's very busy. My medical aid has already sent me a hospital bag which reminded me that the end is near lol.
I really can't wait for end of February.
Hope everyone is doing good and the babies r having fun in the tummies.
Compliments of the new season to all of you. Have been out of action for too long. Trust you and your angels are doing great.
I had the most horrible December ever! My little sis and I were pregnant together. She was 3 months ahead of me and her due date was 31 December. On 12 Dec she started experiencing what we thought were labour pains and some bleeding, needless to say we rushed her to hospital. When we got there they couldn't find the baby's heartbeat, scan confirmed baby passed away and we were all devastated. She gave birth to a stillborn baby at 38 weeks.
We are still trying to pick up the pieces but it's hard. She had an easy pregnancy except for morning sicknesses. This came from nowhere.
So yeah, now everybody is worried about me and I am a bit scared. I have decided to be positive and trust in God.
@Kels, Namibia was amazing , thank you. Just what hubby and I needed.
@Charma, OMG I am speechless. I am so sorry to hear about your lil sister, that is just SO unfair. Wow, I pray that God gives your family, especially your sister the strength to pull through all of this. I cannot even begin to imagine what this has done to her. I'm terribly sorry.
As for me I'm 33w1d today, and feeling ok, I'm getting A LOT of braxton hicks, not painful but a bit uncomfortable. I consulted with my new midwife for the 1st time last Friday and she's amazing, I am quite pleased with her. Baba is in the right position for natural birth and weighing 2kgs, I hope he doesn't go beyond 3.5kgs O_O...
@Charm m so sorry to hear what happened to ur Sister. Carrying a baby is really not easy, we pray and hope for healthy pregnancies and babies and that's all we can do as we do not have control of the rest. May God give u and ur family strength during this difficult time.
It's February and the end is near ladies.
M 34w3days only 6weeks left and m starting to really think about labour.
Anyone to share on how to prepare for labour, what to do? Eat? Just to make the labour pains bearable or the labour shorter?
Otherwise all is well from my side and I hope all of u ladies and babies r doing well.
I don't know if these were of any help but with my 1st pregnancy I started eating loads of pine apple in the week leading up to my labor. I was also squatting a lot using an exercise ball, and would sit and bounce on the ball while watching tv. These were some of the things suggested by my previous mid-wife to induce labor naturally. Needless to say I went into labor on the exact EDD. In terms of preparing, I found that going to antenatal classes really really helped in terms of knowing what to expect, and generally understanding the process. We tend to suffer from fear of the unknown so at each stage of my labor I knew what was happening and that sort of helped me to remain "calm" throughout. Also just telling yourself that no matter the amount of reading you do or videos you watch or stories you hear, your experience will always be unique and different. Shuu that was quite an essay, lol!
AFM I'm 35w1d, taking things 1 day as a time. I'm exhausted but trying not to let that get to my head too much as I still have the whole of Feb to work. Sleeping hasn't been too terrible, but some days are definitely better than others. I plan to get an exercise ball this weekend and start using it in the last 4 weeks.
I trust that all the other ladies are doing well and the babas. Please do pop by and let us know how things are going.
@MamaK - Im a week ahead of you , 36 weeks this week . How i wish i could carry full term .
I agree with you, we really let fear take over (esp me ) . Miscarriage really scared me --- big time. Didn't even have , and not planning on having a maternity shoot . Just started enjoying my pregnancy now really -- with two weeks to go lol
Went for my second last check up , baby is 2,7kg , DR is happy - fibriod is growing as well , which makes sleeping a nightmare !!!
Last week Friday , i took a blankie and went straight to my car to take a nap .... slept for two hours .
Dr booked me off for two weeks (to rest ) before baby arrives .
I hope all the ladies are doing well .... and the bambinos
Wow MamaK that was very much helpful and yes we tend to suffer from fear of the unknown. I also told myself that I don't have to be scared of what I don't n, and either way I will feel the pain either natural or not. The other pain can be during birth and the other after birth, so yeah m doing this thing lol.
Luckily there's an antenatal class taking place this weekend and hopefully will be attending it and will learn what to expect.
@TKM believe me when I say I understand what miscarriage can do to one. My first trimester was just scary and using the toilet was just too much for me. But I told myself that its different pregnancy and different baby and prayed that my baby continue growing healthy and strong.
I believe that God is in charge of everything and all we have to do is pray and believe that He will do the rest.