Not playing fair Graciesmummy! Its been a big journey over the last few days hasn't it? The job, the bleeding, being reassured, a reason, a peek at Bumpkin's bits! I'm so glad to hear it's a lovely, unscary polyp and no threat to Bumpkin
CC81- Forget about trying to relax- it's too stressful! Glad you had a reassuring scan though.
Angelski- that's a lovely detailed pic of your tummy munchkin! Way too cute!
Big numbers Mummylip! How would you feel about twins?!
Ja- I joined a due in group because after getting my BFP the graduates thread had stalled. I joined 2 actually- a May group and a frist timers in May group. I don't even look at them anymore because I feel way more comfortable here and there were so many women in the DIG that I didn't fee la a connection to them and couldn't keep them straight. I think our little group here rocks!
Giggle- you've been aching to know gender for ages now- I thought you'd have done the intelligender already! Still just a guess though, don't get too attached to what it tells you! I haven't gone the maternity bra route yet. Been putting it off
Awwww Daisy, you made me all weepy! I was hoping some of the girls from the first thread might reappear but at the moment I'm rather enjoying being our trailblazer! It is great how our thread rips along even if it makes it hard to catch up around work!
AFM- seriously BIG day. Night duty last night then home just for a shower and breakfast and pick up DH then off to the Mater Mother's hospital for a tour. It was the first time we'd even set foot inside and it's nice to be in a hospital just for mummies. The birthing rooms are nice and big, plenty of room to move about, with a big bath, bean bag, gym ball, bed and ensuite. They try to give you at least an hour in there post birth to have skin to skin and feed before moving you to the post natal ward, probably into a twin room. I'm not too bothered by sharing a room, especially since with the midwifery program they try to discharge you in the first 24 hours. Then I get midwife, and LC if I need them, visits at home.
After an hours doze we headed off again to maternity outpatients at the Royal Brisbane and Women's. The midwife we saw, after a bit of a wait was kind of miffed that I hadn't made my choice yet. She did all the intake paperwork my Mater midwife did in my home and reiterated that the birth centre could change their mind about taking me at any time. We got to visit a room in the birth centre- also had a ball and bean bag, bigger bath, queen bed for Jake and I, oil burner, little sofa- very homey and comfy. But they move you out in 6 hours post birth so I'm not going to be making a decision on the room. I may not be allowed to water birth due to my weight anyway. If I have ANY complications I get bounced out of the birth centre to the labour ward. And there's not much negotiation possible with appointments.
Mater is closer, my doctors, midwives and group appointments are less than 10 minutes down the road, parking is cheaper, I can have whatever pain relief I want, I keep Nicki my midwife HOWEVER my birth goes and there's lots of home and community support. I'll sleep on it, but I think I'm going with Mater!
Looking forward to that morph scan- only 9 days!