Thanks all. First house and first baby at once! Going to be a crazy but exciting end of year. @hantielab I'm glad you did something similar, so at least I know it can be done
I was thinking of the moses basket just in case the nursery isn't ready yet... so we can just let him sleep next to our bed if the moving is still going on. I will definitely look for a deal on gumtree first as there is no point spending lots of money if we won't use it for long.
@sugar-and-spice thanks for that, will have a look now.
How is everyone doing? You are all so quiet!!
Hopefully we'll see some real spring weather this week! I'm desperately hoping for warmer weather since I'm running out of winters clothes that fits and I refuse to buy maternity clothes for winter
Our next Dr appointment is next week Wednesday and I'm really looking forward to seeing how they have grown. Also going to book our bed then. Things are starting to move along quickly now, before we know it our little ones will be here for Christmas!!
Hope you all have a lovely week with minimal pains and discomforts and lots of little kicks!!
Our next scan is next week Wednesday and will be our 24 week scan. The Dr's receptionist told us that we can book next week but I think with our first one we just went to the hospital, also around this time, and just fill in all the necessary forms.
I know at some hospitals you have to book your bed to get your free 4D scan.
I know you must also let your medical aid know if they are not already informed. I'm with Profmed and they want to know they Dr's code, the hospital's code as well as the procedure and ICD 10 codes (which you can get from your doctor). They do the pre-authorization then, so you know everything is sorted when time comes - one less thing to stress about
I'm also struggling at night, get quite bad hip pain and have to change position very often. Usually I'm awake at about 4:00
I'm also feeling relatively strong Braxton Hicks contractions, usually only one or two every evening, which I didn't feel with my son - weird!
I have registered at 13 weeks with dr codes and got pre authorization so that's sorted was just wondering about when you go into hospital to book the bed part and they show you around?
I don't think we get free 4D scan all I have heard is that you get a medi clinic bag with samples at least.
Was wondering about Braxton Hicks I read somewhere it can start anywhere from now onwards but have not felt it yet!
Allot of people have been telling me all first born come late and that I will be extremely uncomfortable at the end... Are we allowed to ask for induction after 40weeks or do you think that is a no go?
last question sorry remember this is my first one hehehe have any of you used the Cariwell breast soothers or something similar. It is like a gel breast pad that you can put in the fridge and then insert in your bra after of before feedings to ease breast tenderness?
I can't remember feeling the Braxton Hicks first time round, maybe I just didn't realize it was them. Now it feels like everything is tightening up for a few seconds, almost like a strong muscle cramp and then it eases up again.
My first born came at 38 weeks, he was in a hurry! So no I don't think it is a rule. Usually the Dr's tend to go for an induction round about 40 weeks if they see nothing is happening, so I'm sure you can ask. I just know of a lot of inductions that ended up in C-sections, but then again that is probably also not a rule!
I didn't us the breast soothers first time round. I fed my baby on demand, very regularly and that helped to ease the pain. I nice cold facecloth also works as well as cabbage leaves apparently (I haven't tried those as my breasts weren't so sore). I can recommend Lansinoh nipple cream, it is expensive, but for me it worked very well and also to try and get some fresh air and sunlight on them if you get uncomfortable.
Thanks Hantielab - I think I will need you on speed dial once the baby is here lol
I badly want to breastfeed but everywhere I read new moms complain how they struggle or how much it hurt... It is nice to hear for a change that you didn't experience it. I will also try to feed on demand I have heard it is the best in the beginning.