HUGE congrats Salgan on the arrival of Poppy Eden!!! I love the name - very cute - and I'm sure it suits her!!! Enjoy your fantastic rack too!!!
Gemini and Mum2Angus - it sounds like both of you aren't far away now..lots of pre-labour signs there in your posts....I wouldn't worry about the baby being quiet - it's very very typical of late stage pregnancy - usually in the period directly before giving birth. But it's a bit worrying, I know. If I wake up in the morning and there's no movement in the first 10-15 minutes, I start getting worried...!!
missbloggsy - LOVE LOVE those photos!! they are gorgeous :-)
angenrod - wish I could help more specifically - but if this helps at all: I had vg delivery first time around, so I don't know if it's any different with a c-section at all....from what I remember the bleeding afterwards was similar to a mid-to-heavy period flow, and just for a bit longer......(I definitely remember saying to a friend at the time - "Wow, it's like nature's way of giving you back the last 9 periods I missed....." I think it took about 3-4 weeks to disappear completely.
In any case, the nurses/midwives usually help with stuff like that, especially if you are unable to get out of bed. And after the process of childbirth etc, it's definitely less embarrassing than you would think. Plus if you keep in mind "that's what they do" and they've probably done it a thousand times. Doesn't seem so bad then.
TMI, I know, but it's all part of the process, I guess!!! We all go through it!
AFM - cruising along. Totally stalking BH for all the babies popping up now...!! Last week of work starts today, and I'm totally excited!! I've got so many plans for my Mat Leave (shopping, reading and movie dates with DH for the most part!).
Also looking forward to watching lots of Olympics. I love that stuff - always have. So I'm completely stoked that Mat leave timing worked out the way it did!!!