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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:07 PM
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Oh Jenny, that's awful. :( I'm so sorry you have...

Oh Jenny, that's awful. :( I'm so sorry you have to deal with all this! Take care of yourself. Do you have support?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   07-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
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Gah. We're all diseased. Either a bad cold or a...

Gah. We're all diseased. Either a bad cold or a mild flu. I had a horrible day yesterday - was basically in bed all day, shivering and sweating. Morris, bless him, hung out with me contentedly,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Smokering
Whoo! Posterior AND nine pounds thirteen? Well...

Whoo! Posterior AND nine pounds thirteen? Well done!!!

What you said about being done having kids because of the labour reminds me of my labour. When I was in the 'nasty' part of labour with...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 07:22 PM
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Views: 292
Posted By Smokering
Wow. That sounds like a really tough labour. But...

Wow. That sounds like a really tough labour. But I'm so glad he's OK! How are you feeling now?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-26-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,023
Posted By Smokering
Do you notice him sticking his tongue out...

Do you notice him sticking his tongue out repeatedly and turning his head from side to side, like he's hunting for a breast? Those are Morris' most obvious cues: dunno if there are others!

I...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Smokering
SummerStorm, I'm sorry to hear that! Are you...

SummerStorm, I'm sorry to hear that! Are you taking any supplements - vitamins B or D, fish oil, zinc etc? They can really help with PPD-type stuff.

Don't feel bad about Harrison getting your...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Smokering
Wow, he's adorable! Thanks for writing out...

Wow, he's adorable!

Thanks for writing out your story. :) What you said about being exhausted really resonated with me - labouring while you're tired is SO much harder! I'm glad you got to avoid...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Smokering
Oh, sweetie, that sounds horrific. Post-partum...

Oh, sweetie, that sounds horrific. Post-partum complications are the worst - I feel like after going through childbirth, that should be absolutely IT as far as pain and discomfort and grossness go!...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-21-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Smokering
We made it to church yesterday! Morris was a...

We made it to church yesterday! Morris was a great hit. :) And he behaved impeccably - slept through the service!

Is anyone else drowning in gifts of food? :p We have lasagna and soup coming out...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Smokering
We cosleep. We borrowed a Moses basket, but it's...

We cosleep. We borrowed a Moses basket, but it's more a 'put the baby down in it for five minutes while you pour milk on cereal' device than a 'baby will sleep all night in it' thing.

Our mattress...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Smokering
Thanks guys. :) Incidentally, I put a visual...

Thanks guys. :)

Incidentally, I put a visual guide to Morris' birth (http://smokeythemagnificent.com/2015/06/16/the-birth-of-morris-a-visual-guide/) up on my blog. A picture is worth a thousand...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Smokering
Morris' birth story

(Warning - hideously long, and not very 'protective bubble'-friendly.)

Morris' birth story was supposed to start on Wednesday night – and in a way, I suppose, it did. I was 40+2, nervous about...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-13-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Smokering
Name: Morris James Date born: June 12 Weeks...

Name: Morris James
Date born: June 12
Weeks gestation: 40+4
Of interest: 9 lb 14!
Link to birth story: here...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,311
Posted By Smokering
Woot! Things are hotting up. I rang Mum to ask...

Woot! Things are hotting up. I rang Mum to ask her to come over and have dinner with us (she'll have the kids tonight anyway), so we can dash off when needed. It might be pretty soon. Ow.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 176
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Posted By Smokering
RachelCap: It's also common for women to lose a...

RachelCap: It's also common for women to lose a few pounds in water-weight just before labour! Maybe it's a sign. :)
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Smokering
Oh, that sucks! Yeah, they do say third labours...

Oh, that sucks! Yeah, they do say third labours can be curveballs.

Which is selfishly freaking me out, because I 'went into labour' last night and was all 'Aha, I shall be Sensible and grab some...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 176
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Posted By Smokering
*yawns* Well, it's 11:13PM and I just got up...

*yawns* Well, it's 11:13PM and I just got up after a bit of a nap. I'm definitely having contractions, but not that many of 'em. Not sure if I'll make it through the night before things get serious,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,718
Posted By Smokering
Woohoo! I was flip-flopping about getting a...

Woohoo! I was flip-flopping about getting a stretch-and-sweep at my appointment today. I had a bad day yesterday mental-health-wise and had pretty much decided to go for it, but this morning I had...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By Smokering
What a great story! You'll be so glad you wrote...

What a great story! You'll be so glad you wrote it all out while it was fresh, later on, to look back on. :)

And I love how long you were in denial! That's great.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-08-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By Smokering
Hmm. Not sure, but my friend just had a baby -...

Hmm. Not sure, but my friend just had a baby - she had a 'proper' second-degree tear, and found the pain increased rather than going away after several days. Her MW said she had an infection. So...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,814
Posted By Smokering
Finished alphabet #2...

Finished alphabet #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ! This is the boy version, for the new baby. (I have two spare Rs as well - I need two to spell out...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-08-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,718
Posted By Smokering
Seriously?! Oh my goodness, that's appalling....

Seriously?! Oh my goodness, that's appalling. Wow. Eugh.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-07-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,311
Posted By Smokering
Due date today! Went for a brisk walk around the...

Due date today! Went for a brisk walk around the lake with DD. It seems to have given me some strong BH, so I'm hopeful... deluded, probably, but hopeful. :p

Also it was an unusually nice, sunny...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Smokering
Congratulations! What a cutie! And side...

Congratulations! What a cutie!

And side note, he has lightish hair! I was just commenting yesterday that on One Born Every Minute, the midwife always says "I can see the head! I can see dark...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,311
Posted By Smokering
RachelCap, that is exciting! And yup, with DS my...

RachelCap, that is exciting! And yup, with DS my waters broke - not a ton, enough to soak a pad but not leak - and then his head did the cork thing, and I had no more leaking until he was born with a...
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