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    Default Bethany Rose is 3 days old!

    Just read my last entry and cannot believe I didn't update sooner!

    I'll recap as I don't want to loose the memories of the past week!

    I had midwife on Monday 22nd at 39w 3d (a week ago today!) and as far as they were concerned I was overdue at 40w 1d. She offered to do a sweep which I immediately said yes too! She then looked surprised as she done it and said I was at 4-5cm dilated already and very stretchy! She said I had to make sure I went straight to hospital as labour would happen very quickly and if I felt I wasn't going to make it to stay at home and call the hospital! She done the sweep and confirmed the head was still fully engaged. She also said my cervix was thinning out well.
    My sister was looking after the boys for me that day as dh was at work. It was a very hot day and I remember being so uncomfortable and sweaty I was so relieved to hear it wouldn't be much longer! I got back home and rang dh, he panicked when I told him what the midwife had said and managed to book the extra holiday so he would be off from the following day onwards. I then sat on my birth ball for ages hoping to start myself off!

    Dh got home by 11.15pm ish, I had been timing contractions from around 10pm onwards. They were appearing evening every 5-8minutes or so but were not painful at all. It was because they were so regular I was getting worried it was the start of labour. We waited it out until about 1.30-2am and decided to go up the hospital to be on the safe side - after what the midwife had said we were paranoid!! I called mum to come over as the boys were in bed. Once we got there, the first midwife I saw said "oh you look ok" which annoyed me a little as I wanted to explain why we had come down. They changed over and the next midwife I saw examined me and confirmed everything my community midwife had said - I was at 4-5cm dilated and membranes were tight over baby's head. We suspected as my contractions weren't painful they weren't the real thing and she said to go walk for an hour and see what happens. I said to dh we should just go home as I didn't think It was coming to anything but he wanted to wait it out to be on the sage side. We left the ward and went outside, it was thundering and lightening where it was so muggy and hot - it was trying so hard to rain to clear the air! Dh remembered, that nearly that time last year we were watching a storm brewing on our honeymoon in Mexico
    We walked the grounds for a bit and then sat on the bench, gave it about 30 - 40 mins in total before returning to the ward to get discharged.
    I think we must have got home by 3am, my poor mum had work the next day! It was still really hot and muggy and trying to rain. I think we went to bed by 3.30am. I kept dreaming all night I was in labour! All of a sudden at around 4.10am there was lightening and an almighty clap of thunder it was so so so loud!! Luckily we had let ds1 sleep in our bed that night or he would have woke up scared in his own room! The rain came down sooooo heavy!!
    By the morning there wasn't any contractions at all so I think the sweep had just aggravated me. To be continued tomorrow..........








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    Default Birth story continued

    Following that episode i started trying to chill as i was getting myself worked up and i still had 4 days til the due date. Not a lot happened in these days. i went into work on the Thursday (39w 6d) to see everyone incase it was the last time with bump!
    That evening I went to bed at around 12.30am, dh stayed up watching tv. I laid there for about half an hour then thought I felt crampy, it was 1.01am! I timed the cramps and they were coming every 5-10 minuted lasting for around 40 seconds. I got up around 2.15am and told dh. They weren't particularly painful but weren't Brixton hicks-like as the few nights prior. We stayed up until 3-3.30am ish to see if they would develop into anything more but they stayed the same so we decided to go to bed. I didn't sleep hardly at all that night, I kept drifting in and out of sleep wondering if I felt crampy or was dreaming, and every time I went to the toilet I thought they had gone.
    Ds 1 woke me up at 6.50-7am so I gave in and got up, when I went to the toilet I had slight bloody discharge so was pretty sure it was starting. The cramps were still there, very very mild. I called mum at 07.19 and pre warned her I'd likely be needing her today but wasn't sure yet and i called sister at 7.25 to tell her too and finally my friend Kp at 7.29 whilst making cup tea!! Was feeling slightly more crampy at this point but again not enough to say for sure. Dh was still snoozing in bed lucky him!

    Dad rang me at 7.42 to see what was happening and i was bouncing on my ball at this point trying to hurry it up! I also woke dh up too. The ball worked as i knew by 7.58 they were stronger so i rang mum back to turn around (she was going to work) and come to mine. Literally, minutes later my waters went as i was walking into the hall/kitchen! My call to mum to hurry up NOW was at 8.02am. i also rang sister a minute later to let her know. The contractions were coming thick and fast now! Poor dh was trying to wake himself up and looked panicked when I told him my waters had gone!! I was frantically trying to get my TENS pads on myself as he was in the lol and ended up getting in a sticky mess with them! He put them on for me in the end lol.

    Mum arrived 8.20 ish, I gave her all the boys instructions and we left for hospital at 8.31, I Spoke to sister on the way there at around 8.35. Arrived at 8.45am and went straight to the midwifery led unit. there was my midwife there and a student midwife. they noth seemed nice although my midwife was a little stern! She checked me at 9.05 approx, i was so disappointed to hear i was only at 5cm dilated!! The contractions really picked up after her checking me and got a lot more painful a lot quicker!! I asked for some gas and air but she said she wanted me to go and walk around for an hour as the baby's head was still high. I was like OMG an hour!! No I don't want to, I want to stay here, i don't want everyone seeing me!! She said ok perhaps half hour but I really want you to walk around. I think she then realised how fast these contractions were coming as by 9.25 she let me stay and said I could have the gas and air. In the space of the next 10minutes I asked for an epidural and changed my mind and said I wanted the water to then wanting the epidural again!! This is where I was glad she was stern as she said no let's try the water first and persuaded me to. We got into the pool room approx 9.45 and whilst it was filling up I got myself prepared. The midwife checked me at 10am just before I got in the water and she laughed - i was fully dilated and ready to go!! She said the head was still high, I wasn't feeling any pressure coming down either to push so she decided to leave me for a bit in the water and see what happened. By about 10.15 I tried a little push but all I felt like I was going to have diarrhoea!! I got out the pool and sat on the loo - I was right!! The midwife told me to make sure I keep my hand under there to make sure baby didn't come out! I got back in the pool and she said we need to get this baby out now so I need to try my pushes. At this point I had stopped using the gas and air as it was irritating me more than helping. When I done the first push I felt like it was just a painful unproductive push and I was still a little scared of diarrhoea again. I started pushing again and then I felt the head coming down, omg it hurt like hell!! I was gripping dh's hand so hard poor him!! I remember stopping half way and screaming a few obscenities!! After only 2 or 3 pushes, baby Bethany Rose was born at 10.28am! I tried to reach under for her but couldn't get her, finally I felt her and brought her up to the surface of the water she was quite blue as was taking what seemed like an eternity to take a breath but she did within ten seconds. I remember starting to panic as one of the midwives pressed the buzzer. Thankfully she pinked up and was ok. The cord was very short and I had trouble moving to keep her at a good position above the water. Dh came round and cut the cord and then I got out the pool, I was surprised at the amount of blood pouring out!! They then got me to deliver the placenta within the next 20mins or so which I done naturally. It got towards the end and they said its not coming you red the injection (which I was fine about either way) and I think I tensed so much from the jab I got a contraction literally within seconds of it and pushed the placenta out!!
    To be continued.......








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    Default Birth story cont and Bethany is 9 days old

    After the midwives had delivered the placenta, I started getting really back after cramps, totally didn't expect that!

    She then handed me the gas and air and said you might want this. I was like what for? And she said she needed to check my cervix/vagina for any tears etc. I gave a good suck on the gas and she checked - ouch! That stung!! But, no tears/rips, nothing, how great was that!

    They then done the baby checks and told us Bethany has a condition called Talipes, where the foot/feet ate bent at an unnatural position. Hers is due to the position in the uterus. The right was alot worse than the left, but they said it should resolve with gentle exercises which we have to do. They weighed her, 7lb 6oz! They got her dressed too in her little hot pink baby grow that dh picked out.

    I stayed on the couchy thing (wasn't a proper bed!) whilst they don't this as I felt very crampy and grazed down there. Dh sat and cuddled baby some more and fed her her first bottle after they had finished their checks and then I went for a shower. That was lovely except for the constant flow of blood! I'd forgotten how much you loose after. Once I'd got dried and dressed, I went back to the birth room, and they brought me some tea and toast and marmalade which I scoffed (and spilt most of it over the sheets!) whilst dh had more baby time. We made all our phonecalls and texts ro everyone, i spoke to my sister and my friend Kp whilst dh texted everyone else.
    The midwife then told us unfortunately there wasn't a bed ready for me yet but it wouldn't be much longer. I was hoping to get out of that room and into a real bed as was feeling so crampy and uncomfortable. Thankfully it wasn't too much longer after that, this we were in the ward by about 12pm, that was nice to get settled properly.
    The next two hours are a bit of a blur, I can't remember what we did really! I think I just sat their cuddling her whilst dh was on the ipad. I remember getting a nice cup of tea brought round, and they offered lunch which was an unappealing packet cheese sandwhich (I didn't eat!).

    We made all our phone calls and texts to everyone we hadn't had a chance to speak to earlier too.

    At around 1.30 my midwife who delivered Bethany came round to see us. She asked us would i mind having my photo done with her by the pool as I was the first one to use it! I said yes of course lol, and she said it would be going on their facebook page and the local paper. We then went round there at 1.50pm and met the reporting man who'd was very nice. He took my pic with the midwife holding Bethany and some details, a nice little memory I will keep forever
    At around 2pm dh's mum and sister arrived when we were finishing up with the reporter. We went back round to our bed and got settled again whilst they had new baby cuddles! They stayed until 4pm and again I don't know where those two hours went!! Dh and his sister went down to the cafe part to get hot drinks half way through and whilst they were gone I had a very bossy midwife come in and open all the curtains around all four beds saying they have an open curtain policy! The whole ward went silent, that wasn't akward much! You could tell everyone wanted them shut, especially those mums learning breast feeding.
    Oh I also remember whilst they were still visiting the reporter man came back with the printed article all ready! I loved it!

    The next few hours went quick again and in a blur, they asked me if I wanted dinner, yes please! Think I must of had that between 5 and 6ish - fish and chips followed by rhubarb crumble!

    Sister then came to visit at 7pm, she couldn't stay long though as she had Archie with her and they don't allow children on the ward apart from siblings. Dh went outside and met her and took Archie for walks in his pram so sister could come in and see us. She brought treats too yum! Think she must have left at 7.20pm.
    Dh came back up and we got settled again, gave Bethany her feeds and changed her first poo nappies (akward And messy when your used to boys!). I then went and had another shower at around 8.30-9pm whilst dh stayed with baby. That made me feel much nicer as it was such a hot sticky day! Once I got back, I said to dh he may as well go home and get some rest, he life at around 9.40pm. I felt a bit lost after he had gone, it had been such a long lovely day, I was overwhelmed!!
    I sat in the chair with bethany next to me in her bed amd pit the ipad on. The tea lady came round so I had a nice cuppa and some of the treats from sister whilst re-reading all my facebook posts and messages
    The people next to me had lots of visitors and they didn't leave until 10.30, they had brought lots of cool boxes of food in! They seemed nice enough and said congratulations to me and goodbye when they left. I got into bed at 11pm and the midwife put the lights out. By midnight Bethany wouldn't settle and seemed very squirmy and uncomfortable, she then brought her whole feed up again (had been doing this all day after every feed). It was quite a chokey/violent vomit so I buzzed the midwife and told her, she said again prob due to all the mucous and she said she would take her for me for a little while so I could get some rest and they could monitor what she was doing. I was very grateful for that as after the past week mod hardly any sleep I could rest. Next door wasn't very quiet though, they kept on putting their lights on/off and creaking their chair or tv arrgghhhhhhhh! Thankfully there was no one else in the two beds opposite. I slept til around 3am I think then on/off dozed until 5am. I got up and used the loo and the midwife brought Bethany back to me at 5.30am. She seemed a little more settled but not enough for me to go back to sleep, I was too worried about the vomiting.
    I think I was offered some breakfast at around 8am, I went for the croissant as that sounded nice. WRONG! It was a packed dry plain croissant the breakfast lady left the pots for tea and coffee on the communual table in the ward so I made the most of it and had three cups of tea! At this point next door was snoring so loudly!
    I then had the hearing test lady come round to us at around 9ish, Bethany failed the first test on her left ear but passed the second test. I then had the photo bounty lady come round at 10.30ish and she took some photos of me and Bethany together, I spent more than I bargained on and bought the special offer package!
    Dh must have rang me shortly after she left, he said he would be up soon and I said no rush as it seemed like they were busy today and there would be a wait. I then started to feel very tired and shakey because of the painkillers so attempted to have a sleep but just dozed really.
    I remember keep waking up thinking I don't want to miss the lunch trolley lady!! Dh arrived just after 1pm and so did the lunch lady, I had Cornish pasty with salad and a mini trifle.
    By 2.15 the midwife came to see us and done Bethany's new baby checks, she showed us how to do her physio exercises for her feet too. I then went for a shower at 3pm to freshen up for going home. That was quite sad really as I was leaving the whole hospital/lovely birth experience behind but nice at the same time to be bringing her home.
    I think we must have left at about 4pm.
    Once we got home I spoke to mum and she said she would keep the boys for another night for us so we could get settled, just as well as we had a lot to do! Dh built her Moses basket stand which turned out to have defective screws, very annoying but he done it. He also put her little glider together. I got her co-sleeper made up, changed our bed covers and sterilised all the bottles and dummies. I can't really remember what we did for the rest of that evening!

    The next two nights baby was very unsettled, it reminded me exactly of how ds2 was, I started to think omg here we go again the next few weeks are going to be sleep deprived hell! On the third night I decided to use the swaddle and it worked like a dream! She settled to sleep very easy and went 3 hours between feeds!
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    Default Bethany is 10 days old

    I have just been editing my last entry to finish the birth story! I want to capture every moment possible as she is my last baby
    That makes me very sad to think I may not do this ever again, but at the same time it will be nice to start enjoying nice holidays with the children etc. I also feel really sad that the whole birth/pregnancy experience is done with. Such a big build up to it and a constant counting down the days waiting and now it's done. I felt like I waited an eternity for her to arrive and I wished for it every day leading up to my due date and bang its gone and she is 10 days old! All those memories - the hot weather, the cooking, the organising, the school runs with the boys struggling up the hill heavily pregnant, bouncing on my ball, midwife visits - seem so distant away and yet they were only weeks ago.

    Bethany is such a contented easy baby, she sleeps all day, settles well at night and sometimes even goes up to four hours between feeds in the night. She rarely cries unless she gets hungry and I don't get her bottle to her in time. I love her so much, I've taken so many photos
    Aaron pays attention to her when he wants to and loves her lots giving her cuddles but Kieran doesn't want to know!!
    We try to give her her last feed at around midnight ish and then go to bed, she then seems to feed between 3-4am and then again at 7-8am. We have got into a good little routine watching tv or a film to pass time. Dh has been great with her, so glad he is off for two more weeks, going to hate it when he goes back to work.
    We have her appointment to register the birth weds and I'm getting her hand/foot casting done the following Wednesday.








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    Default Bethany is 3 weeks old

    This time three weeks ago (10:16) I was in the pool getting ready to push, she was born at 10:28! I'm going to say it again, that feels so long ago!

    What's happened since my last entry? I got my hospital portrait photos through, I love them - so glad I got them done even if it cost me lots lol.

    I had my works BBQ last weekend, everyone gave her cuddles and she got lots of attention in her cute pink dress!

    We registered her birth last week and then went for a lovely meal afterwards, I enjoyed a few wines too

    She is still such a good baby, does have the odd unsettled moment but to be expected. Last night we went to bed at 1.30am and she went through til 5.30am but wouldn't settle after that, she kept being sick so I've been up since then too. I think today is the most tired I've felt since having her. Not sure how my body is still going after three weeks. Plus of only 3-6 hours sleep a night!

    Dh is back to work Saturday, it will be good in one way for me to start getting myself into a more solid routine on my own but sad too that its the end of those first few newborn weeks at home together.








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    Default Bethany is 8 weeks

    Hmmmm, where to start!?

    She has been such an easy baby, its like I haven't struggled with the sleepless newborn stage at all really, not like I remember with the boys anyway! Or perhaps I'm just so well practised now that I didn't notice the hard work

    At the moment her routine is roughly last bottle at 10.30pm, asleep by 11pm and she goes right through until 7.30/8am! Lovely! And most of the day she sleeps too, like mummy - loves her sleep haha!

    Wednesday was a nice day, I went up to the hospital with her to see the midwife that delivered her. It brought back lovely memories being in the hospital, made me want the whole experience again! The midwife was very pleased I popped up to see her and said to make sure I come up again soon which I will. I then had to dash to the doctors as I had an appointment to get some moles removed. Once I was done I went shopping with her and collected the hand and foot casts I had done, they look lovely!

    She loves her bouncer the most, if she cries (which isn't often) ill put her in it and bounce and that usually settles her straight away!

    I can't believe she is 8 weeks old! Archie is 17 weeks old and Claire's baby Maddison is 12 weeks, our babies are growing . I had Bethany weighed at 6 weeks 4 days and she was 10lb 3oz. We have our new baby check up Tuesday so she will probably get weighed then too. And then she has her first injections on Thurs, I'm going to hate that!

    The boys are doing great, Aaron loves her still and gives her kisses and cuddles when he remembers, Kieran is showing a little more interest when he is in the mood!

    We have done a little more to the house too which is nice, got a new table and chairs last week and dh and my dad tiled the bathroom floor. And this week I got my dishwasher put in, that has been a godsend, really saves me some time not having to wash up.








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    Default Aaron is 4yrs, Kieran 2yr 10mth, Bethany 5mths, I am 5w 1d!!

    And so here I am again!

    Bethany is growing fast, she is still such a good baby I can't get over how good she is!! She sleeps 7pm-7.30am and then has about three or four long sleeps in the day, she is like me! She is always happy and smiling, always contented! Aaron loves her and makes a lot of fuss of her, Kieran is still mainly ignoring her but at least acknowledges her when it suits him lol. The boys are getting on great at the moment, play really well together and have some lovely games! Wes topped sending them to the istead nursery as they had a new manager start and wanted us to send both boys twice a week which was a ridiculous cost we couldn't afford whilst I'm on mat leave. It made me angry as it was all about the money and they tried to say it was about inconsistency, the boys were happy and fine going once a week. They would have rather lost our 'custom' than let us stay once a week! And the boys didn't even get to have a last session, the new manager said don't worry about coming back next week!! But Aaron goes to the larger nursery near mums still and they are great, he goes for a full day thurs and half day Monday, Kieran will start April after he's turned 3yrs.
    We have also put in Aaron's school applications, hopefully we get our first choice which is 2 seconds round the corner, we find out in April.

    Anyway, as I said, I'm 5weeks 1 day pregnant!! After Bethany we were definately done, although we weren't being careful. As it took quite a lot of effort and meds to concieve all three I didn't really think it would happen. And obviously if it had of it wouldn't have been the worst thing I suppose or we would have been using protection! Anyway, my pcos symptoms were coming back with a vengeance after dd so three months ago the dr put me on metformin (I didn't want to go on the pill as so much weight gain on it). Lo and behold my period was late and I tested a bfp! It was a huge shock to fall pregnant with no charting/opk testing/obsessing/major timing, I've never had a cycle like that it's all or nothing for me haha!

    After the initial shock dh took it all in his stride, I was very impressed with him poor bugger

    Anyway, I am a little nervous as this is technically an unmedicated cycle as no clomid, although I'm hoping the metformin is keeping my hormones stable. Ive done a lot of reading up and decided I will stay on it until at least 12-16 weeks. Going to make sure I have plenty of tabs stocked up before I tell the dr I'm pregnant just incase he won't allow me to take it. At my last appointment when we discussed if I was to ever fall pregnant then taking metformin "is a grey area" - again not thinking I would ever be pregnant again I didn't think much into it. Hoping he will be ok as so far he has gone with what I wanted. The drs here in the uk certainly aren't as helpful on the pregnancy/fertility stuff!!

    Now I'm used to the idea of number four I'm so pleased, I think it made me realise though I will never 'be done'!

    I have an early scan at the private place I always use on Thursday next week, I should be 6w3d. I can't wait, excited but nervous. Only 9 sleeps or 8 days!!








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    Default 6 weeks 3 days

    So I had my scan today, what a relief!

    Sister took me so that was good, and she came in the room with me. I also had Kieran and Bethany with us.

    When she first looked with the abdominal scan probe she said "hmmmmm there is a very early pregnancy sac but I can't see anything else, are you sure you arent earlier?" I knew I am definately 6w 3d (give or take a day or so) so that really scared me!!! Sister said she was really nervous for me too and was keeping her fingers crossed under Bethany the whole time!!
    She told me to go empty my bladder and then done an internal scan, baby popped up straight away!
    Was just too early too see abdominally and my uterus is retroverted so that makes it harder.

    Baby has a lovely healthy hb of 105bpm and I am measuring 6w1d, although I still think I'm 6w3d. When I had an early scan with Bethany at 6 weeks she measured 2 days behind and had caught up by the next scan! I know it's only 2 days but every day counts lol!

    So relieved going to try and relax now!



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    Default 14 weeks 5 days

    A long awaited update!!

    Everything went fine from my 6week scan onwards, even though I was still worried the whole time! I had horrible nausea every day, probably slightly worse than with Bethany! Because of this I have been thinking girl the whole time, and I just have a feeling.

    My 12 week scan wasn't the greatest. Everything was ok with baby which is the main thing but the sonogropher had a lot of trouble getting the view for the nt measurement. He was pressing for ages and silent for ages, I was so crampy afterwards. Plus the machine was RUBBISH, very grainy and hard to see much detail. The measurement was 1.5mm which was good and my blood results all came back fine, a risk of 1 in 8900!!
    He didn't give me any info about where the placenta was. And I measured one day behind what I thought I was.
    Then towards the end he said I have a small fibroid which I've never had. This really worried me as I know there is a chance they can interfere with the baby. So I left feeling really deflated and stressed about the whole experience.

    Here is my scan pic, think the nub looks like a girl nub too!



    Anyway, we went up for bil wedding last weekend (will tell more about that in a min), and over the weekend I started getting mild abdominal tenderness along with a really painful left ovary. By the Monday it was really painful to even walk normally so I managed to get an app at the drs. He sent of a urine test but think possibility of infec as I had tested it at work and it had some leukocytes. He also took me seriously when I told him there is definately ovary pain there to and referred me to the epau for a scan. I also mentioned about the fibroid so wanted to see if it had grown and was causing pain. He put me up a prescription of abs which I was glad of as didn't want to take any chances, he said it will also clear up any infec of the ovary from cysts incase it was this.
    I got a call from the epau inviting me down to listen to baby's hb. I explained we didn't need to do this as baby is ok it's a scan the dr has ordered to check the uterus/ovary. They said as I had my scan two weeks ago they wouldn't scan me 'simply for abdo pain'! Bloody rediculous! Told me to go back to dr and get re-referred to gynae. I rang the surgery and the dr rang me back within 10 mins, he was very apologetic even tho it wasn't his fault. After about 2 hours I got a call from one of mums work colleagues in gynae any she said she and the manager were fuming with the epau for not seeing me! She also said to come down that day in a couple of hours.
    My friend Kp came with me as dh was working. I was dreading the scan as I had a lady that was supposedly miserable as sin and hard to understand as she whispers and mumbles, but at least I had a scan.
    As it turned out, she was really nice and I understood her fine!! It was tender whilst she scanned and said there is definately no fibroid!!! RELIEF! She said my left ovary is a lot bigger than my right. The next option if it carries on would be lap surgery to have a lol after baby is born. I was still measuring one day behind and this has been consistent with all scans so my edd is 16 sept. She said my placenta is anterior/top. We had said we were going to ask lol so Kp casually said would you guess the sex at this stage? And she said yes!! And spent extra time looking for me! Baby was bring akward and sitting up but she thinks it's likely girl! Very early still so bear that in mind tho. I really don't mind what the baby is, for convenience a girl would be great but I'm happy either way .
    She printed me off some lovely pictures too!



    I have one week until my private gender scan and we will hopefully know for sure!

    I also told my boss Monday, I was so nervous about it!! He was great, really no problem at all that was such a relief!
    And then we announced on fb the following day, friends were shocked but not surprised lol!

    So as I said we had the wedding last weekend, and it was also Kierans birthday on the Friday. We took the kids to Peppa pig world as it was just around the corner from where the wedding was, they loved it it was a really nice day!! After we got back to the hotel we got ready and then we all met up with dh's family to have a birthday meal for him. By 9 o'clock he was asking to go to bed where he was so tired bless him!! The next morning we got up to breakfast and then went back to our hotel room to start getting ready for the wedding, it was a bit manic!! The boys looked so handsome in their little suits and Bethany looked absolutely beautiful in her little pretty dress! The day did drag a bit after the meal as we were hanging around for 3 and a half hours waiting for the evening reception to start. It was quite annoying really because had we've known this we could've gone back to our hotel room for a little while and let the boys have a rest. They were very well behaved considering this tho!! By the time the evening came I was knackered the boys were fast asleep on the chairs by 8 o'clock, and being sober was rubbish lol!! We left at 9:30 and poor Kieran cried so much from being woken up and so tired he settled very quickly the minute we got back to the room and so did Bethany. Aaron had constipation so he was up most of the night in our bed, we was absolutely knackered by the morning!!

    We decided to go down for breakfast and about 9 o'clock and it wasn't until we went to go dh realised he couldn't remember what he had done with the car key the night before. We searched everywhere and couldn't find it at all!! He missed a breakfast where he was so worried and turned the room upside down!! He then thought maybe he left in his suit which he had returned that morning to his brothers friend, so mil went back and checked, she said it definitely wasn't in there. I said to dh should go back and look himself in case she missed it but he said no she's definitely looked properly is not there. We didn't have a clue what to do as we were 2 1/2 hours away from home !!
    We then had an epic morning ringing around as many 24/7 locksmiths as we could find to see if we could get somebody to come out and reprogram a new key for us. Nobody got back to us, for so-called emergency companies they were absolutely rubbish!! We were stressing big-time where we were going to go on what we're going to do, the hotel needed us to check out soon as well so I spoke into the woman on reception about buying another night there. She came to our door and said she had spoken to the manager and they have blocked all room out and we could keep it as long as we needed that no extra charge!! That was so nice of them! I rang mum and got her to quickly drive to my place and check if my spare was indoors, thankfully she found it straight away!

    Dh's Family where leaving to go home at that point so we decided that dh would get a lift back with them and then pick up my spare key and drive back to us. He left at about 1.15pm. Mil stayed with me to help out with the kids which was a relief as Aaron was still unwell and I could not have left the room at all with him and the other two on my own! I popped to the local petrol garage to get some nappies and wipes and extra baby food that we didn't have, and then we sat in the beer garden watching the kieran play on the slides! We ordered roast dinner aswell which was very nice!!

    Dh got back to us by about 6:15pm. He wanted to get on and get home but I said he should sit down for an hour and have something to eat and drink before we move on as it been driving all this time. We finally all got home at about 9:30 PM, what a long tiring day!!!

    And guess what, bil rang us, the key was in the suit the whole time!!








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    Default 21 weeks 4 days

    Thought it was about I me a posted another long awaited update!

    We had out gender scan at 16 weeks and confirmed baby is a GIRL!! I knew it was though, that feeling was so strong still. Baby was very naughty and wouldn't give us the views we wanted so she couldn't check the heart properly. She was breech this time. It was also impossible to get any decent pictures, I have a few I will add up later but they are not great. Anyway, I got another scan one week later so we could have a look again and baby still wasn't lying great! But from what we could see everything looked healthy and norma!

    Apart from a few painful episodes, all been going great! At 17 weeks and few days I had another pain appear, this time I didn't feel like it was ovary pain, it was too high up on my left side. It was so bad I couldn't really move so went to the doctors and he was very unsure what it was so he told me to go up to A&E. And I got up there I ended up waiting for about five hours!! They done blood tests which showed up nothing and even they were baffled. I was referred for another scan at my drs about two days later and that also showed up nothing!! After about five days the pain dulled and went so I'm still none the wiser as to what it was. I wasn't worried about baby as we had had the sender scan a week prior.
    Again, I got ovary pain starting around week 20 but then it developed into that other pain and moved higher up, the only theory is perhaps it's my ovary getting squished and catching a nerve. Thankfully that episode only lasted a couple of days.

    I had my 21 week anomaly scan on Tuesday. Baby measured on target (edd still at 15/16 sept) and weighed in at approx 15oz! But yet again, baby wasn't playing ball and we couldn't see everything! She was laying head down this time but with the face buried so we couldn't check that. We also couldn't see the heart again or all the parts of the cord to check the vessels. So I have to have a rescan at 23 weeks. Everything else looked healthy though so that's a relief!

    Even though I've been having flicks and taps now and again from probably 14-15 weeks, the movement didn't kick in properly until 18 weeks! Annoying anterior placenta lol.

    Bethany is growing fast, 9.5 months now!! She isn't crawling yet, but she is starting to make attempts. She rolls everywhere, that's her way of getting round at the moment!

    Sister is due in only 4 weeks now, gone so quick!!








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