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Jan 11th, 2017, 00:12 AM   #181
 
Aww Rose. Well you have another little cuddlebear on the way so you should be well stocked for a couple more years yet! It's the most gorgeous feeling- I wish we could bottle it!
 
 
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Jan 16th, 2017, 19:48 PM   #182
 
Congratulations Rose xx
 
 
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May 11th, 2017, 22:21 PM   #183
 
How is everyone? Anyone still peeking in here? Xx
 
 
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May 12th, 2017, 01:45 AM   #184
 
Awww hello Mel. I can't sleep and found myself coming on PF- not even sure why! It used to be one of my most visited websites when I was pregnant and in the early days of mummying. I really miss it actually and it's so lovely to see your name. How are you and how's your little one? George is toddling about now and much more little boy than baby. Kind of desperate to have another one but know it's impractical as we don't have enough space. Hope you're doing really well, and hope everyone else is too! Ruby xxx
 
 
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May 13th, 2017, 22:40 PM   #185
 
Hi ruby!!

My little one is not overly motivated to walk on his own as hes a pro crawler haha! But he's doing brilliantly thanks. Good to see you back in here.

I took a test randomly this week so i could stop thinking about taking one ... but thoroughly convinced i wasnt pregnant. Turns out i am so thats a big shock!

I think 7 weeks but im still breastfeeding a lot and lmp was the first since baby number 1 so not 100% sure how dates work. Obvioisly finding out at potentially 7 weeks has really put me behind for appointments, think the wait will be very hard as currently no convincing symptoms. Eeek!


How old is your little one? Ive forgotten dates! X
 
 
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May 15th, 2017, 21:16 PM   #186
 
Mel that is brilliant news!!! Congratulations! How are you feeling? And how are you managing being pregnant with a little one already in tow? So excited for you ❤️ George is 14.5 months- such a cutie! Aww so happy to hear your news!
 
 
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May 16th, 2017, 15:24 PM   #187
 
I feel fine thanks! the odd mild symptom that could almost be something else anyway. Im always tired as my son feeds like a newborn at night and doesnt often sleep more than 2 hours but im feeling excessively tired, dont know if its all in my head though?

Took another clear blue digital and it still says 2-3 which would be 4-5 weeks whereas the dates if correct put me at 7 so that is making me more nervous. Think my scan might be at 14 weeks so i need to find some patience!!

How does your little one sleep? Xx
 
 
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May 17th, 2017, 15:20 PM   #188
 
Hey Mel congratulations! I'm now 25 and half weeks with baby 3 and just had my glucose tolerance test today. Time is flying! I'm used to the constant tiredness from looking after two toddlers as well as being pregnant my little boy is now 14 months and just this past two weeks has started letting go of things to walk - he has furniture surfed for months but wasn't keen to go alone. He'll still only do a few steps but hopefully by August he will be confident. He is very clingy still and wakes regularly through the night - I don't feed him past 11pm but he still wakes for the cuddles he was used to when I breastfed (first 9 months). Hoping I can get him sleeping better soon or I will be exhausted with him and a newborn! X
 
 

 
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May 17th, 2017, 15:21 PM   #189
 
P.S I only had one period after my little boy and getting pregnant with this one. Even though I was sure I was only 8 weeks at my booking appointment they said they couldn't take the chance I was wrong so would give me an early scan as my last period would have suggested 12 weeks. I was right in the end but it meant I got an extra scan and kept them happy they weren't going to miss the window for nuchal scanning so maybe you'll get the same x
 
 

 
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May 17th, 2017, 19:25 PM   #190
 
Hi rose, so exciting its getting really close for you! I didnt know you already had 2 toddlers (or i forgot- sorry!)

By the looks of things i could potentially be 14 weeks before my scan which is confirmed but i forgot the date, just waiting for the letters to come through.

She did say after booking in the midwife can change the scan if needed. Just a long stressful time, i hoped that if i really am 7 weeks it would feel really quick until the scan but not so .

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May 17th, 2017, 23:55 PM   #191
 
I would have thought it there is a chance you are further ahead they wouldn't risk leaving your scan too late. Although saying that they gave me the early scan then made me wait til 13+6 for my 12 week scan!

Yep my little girl is now 2 years 5 months and my little boy 14 months. Number 3 wasn't planned to be this soon but he had his own ideas! It does seem to suddenly be getting close very quickly! X
 
 

 
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May 18th, 2017, 14:57 PM   #192
 
Wow youbare going to be busy rose !! Much fun . How did yo find a 15 month gap?

My appointments came through and i wont be as far on as i thought, think i was remembering the first date which showed up and she said could be too far away. Going off lmp im 8 weeks today but i think i could be just 5-6 actually.

I forgot what its like to be so desperate for the scan, its killing me.

Ill be seeing long distance-close family before my scan which is gutting because its probably better not to say anything before scan so i wont be telling them.
 
 
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May 18th, 2017, 15:09 PM   #193
 
Well I'm always busy with a 15 month gap! My little girl found it a bit hard to understand what had happened for the first half day or so - she cried her eyes out in the hospital when she met her baby brother but as soon as we were home she loved him so much - sometimes a bit too much lol. I think you forget how little new babies actually do, I was tired from being up and night and breastfeeding but he was happy to sit in his swinging chair and things and just watch his sister year around like a lunatic for the first few months. Once he could crawl he just chased her everywhere. Getting them both out the house to the shops or something sometimes feels like a big undertaking but it's not really and I know with three it's going to be ridiculous! I think the key to success is probably having a routine, the first few months I was all over the place and would struggle to get out my pjs each day. But eventually I got into the habit of waking up, keeping them both in the bathroom until I was showered and dressed and they were both dressed (about 30-45'mins) and then we go down for breakfast then we go to their playroom and start the day. It means I don't have to go back upstairs with them at all all day as we nap in the living room and we are all ready to go out if that's what we're doing.

In a way this next gap of 18 months might be harder because my son has been slower to walk and still hasn't quite mastered it and is much more clingy to me so I think will find it difficult to share his mummy with another little boy feeding from me etc.

I had the same thing with long distance family, they were visiting about a week before the scan but j was already so big I just had to tell them! X
 
 

 
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May 19th, 2017, 20:12 PM   #194
 
The difficulty getting out the house thing freaks me out because usually one day at home right now drives me mad!

My son isnt walking and has gone extremely clingy over the last few weeks. Hes a really happy boy outdoors but inside it feels like he's crying all day. I'm really ready to stop breastfeeding he's always been an insane fidget hes on all fours , and stands up and changes sides himself , spins round, he is sooo active all whilst still attached, i hope i can manage it soon because of night time waking. Not just for me, but him too, poor baby must be shattered. Feeding is hurting too, dont know if thats due to pregnancy but it seems to coincide.

Your routine seems sooo good! I cant even imagine how it will be if we dont get through this clingy phase! One of my top worries will be Making sure i get my shower, nothing has stopped me so far bit i dont know how ill coordinate two in a tiny bathroom ��

Do you have any help? I have never left my son more than 20 mins with someone other than my husband. The idea of maybe leaving him overnight to give birth is sooo hard... No wonder he's gone clingy haha
 
 
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May 20th, 2017, 18:02 PM   #195
 
Well you're doing really well to still be breastfeeding as well! Both times I've got pregnant my milk has dried up almost straight away so I had to stop feeding my daughter at 8 months and 9 months with my son. I was fortunate in that they didn't really seem to notice too much. My daughter was express breast fed and I just added in a formula bottle (apatmil) st night first then switched the others and she never rejected it. With my son he wouldn't take a bottle no matter what I tried - until 9 months so by 9.5 when my milk had totally gone he was fully on formula, occasionally he would still look for a boob but seemed to know he wasn't going to have much luck!

No I don't really have any help. My partner has reasonably flexible working hours so if I need to go to a midwife appointment now that I don't want to take the kids to then he can come home and work from home to make up the time but he quite often works over the weekends too so sometimes it's me all week. He helps at bath and bedtime every night he is in. My parents live 4 hours away and his mum is 73 and pretty immobile so she isn't able to help. His sister is the one the kids go to if we need help but she is a 30/40 minute drive away and my little boy is very clingy so cries anytime he is left although he is starting to get over that a bit more. My daughter loves her aunt and uncle and cousin (cousins are 21 and 16 - my partner was born 13 years after his sister hence why his mum is older and his niece is a grown up!) so when my little boy was born she happily stayed two nights with her aunt. She had never and has never stayed there any other time so I thought she would be freaked out by it but was fine. I am quite sure my son will be an absolute nightmare when we attempt the same though! He won't go back to sleep unless it's me he sees - he will scream until he is purple if my partner goes to him instead! X
 
 

 
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