Any other expectant Dads?

Any other expectant Dads?

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Vaud

30,894 posts

93 months

Thursday 7th February
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SpeckledJim said:
Bing can FRO. Whiny little bd.

Flop needs to be given a spin-off series where he fights injustice and always gets the girl. Flop's the man.
George is the real star of Peppa Pig. Four years at RADA and all he gets is "rooaar". A travesty.

nitrodave

766 posts

76 months

Thursday 7th February
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Posted on here a while back that we were expecting and 3 weeks ago our little girl arrived!

She was 2 weeks late and the wife had to get induced and bloody hell, that was intense! It took immediate effect and she went straight into labour when most women progressively go into it.

To top it off the anesthetists were busy in A&E for hours so my poor wife had to endure a lot of pain for a very long time. The little blighter eventually came out, but the placenta got stuck and my wife lost 2 litres of blood very quickly. I was left there holding the baby whilst my wife passed out, went very pale and went it spasm. It was the scariest moment of my life and it could have been fatal, but the doctors were incredible and acted really fast.

3 weeks on and everyone is doing well and I'm back at work. Paternity leave was just incredible and I am loving being a dad!

Gary29

1,930 posts

37 months

Thursday 7th February
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nitrodave said:
Posted on here a while back that we were expecting and 3 weeks ago our little girl arrived!

She was 2 weeks late and the wife had to get induced and bloody hell, that was intense! It took immediate effect and she went straight into labour when most women progressively go into it.

To top it off the anesthetists were busy in A&E for hours so my poor wife had to endure a lot of pain for a very long time. The little blighter eventually came out, but the placenta got stuck and my wife lost 2 litres of blood very quickly. I was left there holding the baby whilst my wife passed out, went very pale and went it spasm. It was the scariest moment of my life and it could have been fatal, but the doctors were incredible and acted really fast.

3 weeks on and everyone is doing well and I'm back at work. Paternity leave was just incredible and I am loving being a dad!
Congratulations mate! It is a crazy rollercoaster that no one can prepare you for isn't it?! Glad mum is ok.

The real fun starts now wink congrats again!

_dobbo_

11,230 posts

186 months

Thursday 7th February
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SpeckledJim said:
Bing can FRO. Whiny little bd.

Flop needs to be given a spin-off series where he fights injustice and always gets the girl. Flop's the man.
Flop is Bing's enabler. Bing never suffers any real consequences for his actions, because of Flop. WHERE ARE BING'S PARENTS?! WHAT EVEN IS FLOP?!


Vaud

30,894 posts

93 months

Thursday 7th February
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_dobbo_ said:
Flop is Bing's enabler. Bing never suffers any real consequences for his actions, because of Flop. WHERE ARE BING'S PARENTS?! WHAT EVEN IS FLOP?!
Flop is a projection of Bing's loneliness as he has a crushing, massive nervous breakdown when faced with the reality that almost all of the adult animals have disappeared / abandoned them.
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ST_Nuts

889 posts

45 months

Thursday 7th February
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lost 2 litres of blood? yikes I feel faint just reading that! Glad everything turned out ok in the end.

Shakermaker

Original Poster:

8,035 posts

38 months

Thursday 7th February
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nitrodave said:
Posted on here a while back that we were expecting and 3 weeks ago our little girl arrived!

She was 2 weeks late and the wife had to get induced and bloody hell, that was intense! It took immediate effect and she went straight into labour when most women progressively go into it.

To top it off the anesthetists were busy in A&E for hours so my poor wife had to endure a lot of pain for a very long time. The little blighter eventually came out, but the placenta got stuck and my wife lost 2 litres of blood very quickly. I was left there holding the baby whilst my wife passed out, went very pale and went it spasm. It was the scariest moment of my life and it could have been fatal, but the doctors were incredible and acted really fast.

3 weeks on and everyone is doing well and I'm back at work. Paternity leave was just incredible and I am loving being a dad!
Many congratulations. Can't imagine how you must have felt in the moment but am glad you are able to enjoy it now. It really is amazing isnt it!

tomble22

141 posts

66 months

Thursday 7th February
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nitrodave said:
Posted on here a while back that we were expecting and 3 weeks ago our little girl arrived!

She was 2 weeks late and the wife had to get induced and bloody hell, that was intense! It took immediate effect and she went straight into labour when most women progressively go into it.

To top it off the anesthetists were busy in A&E for hours so my poor wife had to endure a lot of pain for a very long time. The little blighter eventually came out, but the placenta got stuck and my wife lost 2 litres of blood very quickly. I was left there holding the baby whilst my wife passed out, went very pale and went it spasm. It was the scariest moment of my life and it could have been fatal, but the doctors were incredible and acted really fast.

3 weeks on and everyone is doing well and I'm back at work. Paternity leave was just incredible and I am loving being a dad!
Congrats, glad it's all going well.

As Gary said, the fun starts now!!

Blown2CV

21,476 posts

141 months

Thursday 7th February
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nitrodave said:
Posted on here a while back that we were expecting and 3 weeks ago our little girl arrived!

She was 2 weeks late and the wife had to get induced and bloody hell, that was intense! It took immediate effect and she went straight into labour when most women progressively go into it.

To top it off the anesthetists were busy in A&E for hours so my poor wife had to endure a lot of pain for a very long time. The little blighter eventually came out, but the placenta got stuck and my wife lost 2 litres of blood very quickly. I was left there holding the baby whilst my wife passed out, went very pale and went it spasm. It was the scariest moment of my life and it could have been fatal, but the doctors were incredible and acted really fast.

3 weeks on and everyone is doing well and I'm back at work. Paternity leave was just incredible and I am loving being a dad!
great to hear! I think once you've gone through it you realise that traumatic births are actually a lot more common than people think, but people only seem to talk about it to people if they've been through it too. It's amazing how many people all of sudden mentioned what they'd been through after our daughter arrived. Anyway, it does make you realise that it isn't actually a bit of pain, grunting and then all of a sudden POP: baby! There's a lot more to it... and risks... by the grace of God go I... which of course is a stupid phrase as it is absolutely down to the skill and experience of the medical staff. A new found respect for them and I am sure the Mrs too. Nice one.

KTF

7,945 posts

88 months

Friday 8th February
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Our offspring is off to the doctors to get his cocktail of 1 year olds jabs today. From speaking to other parents the results of getting them range from sleeping a lot to absolute hell for a couple of days so this is going to be fun.

Just as he was pretty much sleeping through the night as well...

Interesting that on the back of the letter inviting you to book an appointment explaining what each jab does, the section relating to the MMR jab is about 3 times the size as the others with lots of warnings about what may happen if you dont have it. I guess there is still a bit of suspicion around it.

GIYess

905 posts

39 months

Friday 8th February
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KTF said:
Our offspring is off to the doctors to get his cocktail of 1 year olds jabs today. From speaking to other parents the results of getting them range from sleeping a lot to absolute hell for a couple of days so this is going to be fun.

Just as he was pretty much sleeping through the night as well...

Interesting that on the back of the letter inviting you to book an appointment explaining what each jab does, the section relating to the MMR jab is about 3 times the size as the others with lots of warnings about what may happen if you dont have it. I guess there is still a bit of suspicion around it.
Never had any problems with 1yr jabs. They just went on as normal or maybe slightly grouchy for an afternoon. The meningitis B? one that they warn of a temperature is the only one we had any trouble with. Even then it was just a bit of a temperature and a couple of nights unsettled sleep.

Vaud

30,894 posts

93 months

Friday 8th February
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GIYess said:
Never had any problems with 1yr jabs. They just went on as normal or maybe slightly grouchy for an afternoon. The meningitis B? one that they warn of a temperature is the only one we had any trouble with. Even then it was just a bit of a temperature and a couple of nights unsettled sleep.
Ours was similar for men B. Took 72hrs (and quite a lot of calpol).

tomble22

141 posts

66 months

Friday 8th February
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Our Ruby (4 months old yesterday) had been sleeping through the night until a couple of weeks ago when she started waking up every 1-2 hours through the night.

Last night she slept through from 9:30pm to 7:00am....was this just a phase as a result of a development phase?? Seems strange how her sleeping through just ended and started again so abruptly!

Wonderous things these babies!!

Shakermaker

Original Poster:

8,035 posts

38 months

Friday 8th February
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Equilibrium25 said:
SpeckledJim said:
richatnort said:
Well i did a quick floor plan at work and i've found out this is all we can fit in the room. It really is small!

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/childrens-ikea...

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/childrens-ikea...

A cot like that will be a pain for a newborn - you're better off with something much higher, which will make picking them up, putting them down, and standing there for 40 minutes in the dark with a soothing hand on their chest like some kind of miserable exhausted idiot, much much easier. smile

You'll also get more storage space underneath a higher one.
This may be too large for the space at 159cm length, but we have this one, although paid sub £300 iirc in the sale in early 2017.

https://www.mothercare.com/cot-beds/mothercare-blo...

Mattress has three heights, which is very useful/essential as mentioned. It's now in bed form and will last her a good couple of years more. Although higher cost than a cot, a cot bed lasts much longer. There is a second hand one on ebay for £200 right now.



We also have this chest of drawers/changing table - https://www.mothercare.com/dressers-and-changing-u...
There's one on gumtree in bridgend, brand new in box for £290.
You may not have the space but if you can find some space, do what you can to get a chair in there! So handy to be able to sit down next to the cot at 2am to soothe them than lurk over the cot half-asleep!

Vaud

30,894 posts

93 months

Friday 8th February
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Alternatively - store the clothes, etc in another room and just have a fold down change mat attached to the wall - with a cot that has storage boxes underneath. Then a chair is also possible (as is lying on the floor)...

The Moose

17,180 posts

147 months

Friday 8th February
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35 weeks yesterday. Had another chance to see our daughter on the 4D scan they do.

She now looks like a little baby, as opposed to a big fetus...if you know what I mean!

CharlieH89

7,756 posts

103 months

Friday 8th February
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The Moose said:
35 weeks yesterday. Had another chance to see our daughter on the 4D scan they do.

She now looks like a little baby, as opposed to a big fetus...if you know what I mean!

smile

KTF

7,945 posts

88 months

Friday 8th February
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Well I came home after a busy day of company directing to find a perfectly ‘normal’ boy in the hall wanting to be picked up and cuddled as usual.

Unless he is storing up the after effects for this evening, it seems to have been better received than we expected.

richatnort

1,865 posts

69 months

Sunday 10th February
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I think we'll get the 20 week scan out the way and then go furniture shopping.

One other thing I've read here are baby moons and how people encourage going away before baby is due. I'm interested to know what your type of vacation can we get away with? Wife will be 30 weeks then and I'm just wondering if we should look at city breaks where we would be doing walking or a sun lounger type holiday?

Merry

777 posts

126 months

Sunday 10th February
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richatnort said:
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I think we'll get the 20 week scan out the way and then go furniture shopping.

One other thing I've read here are baby moons and how people encourage going away before baby is due. I'm interested to know what your type of vacation can we get away with? Wife will be 30 weeks then and I'm just wondering if we should look at city breaks where we would be doing walking or a sun lounger type holiday?
We did both, although she was less than 12 weeks when we went away on our beach holiday, and 35 weeks when we did a city break, although we actually went to a friend's wedding so it wasn't much of a break. So probably wrong order really.

35 weeks was pushing it, it was the last week she could fly. We even packed the hospital bag!

So yeah, sooner the better of you're doing it really.