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    Hi everyone,

    Mimi is still doing really well. We are on 4 hourly feeds pretty much - the occasional 3-3.5 hours but generally more on the 4. She is a funny little thing. Night feeds, where Ella would just drop off and go straight to sleep, this one is wide awake and wants cuddles! And I am so tired, I can barely keep my eyes open, so I am just putting her back in, firmly swaddled and letting her grizzle for 5 and then she is out like a light. very dark eyes - almost black - must be a gypsy.

    Glad to hear you are all well.

    Relle - forgive me if I have missed information but what is happening with Cooper? I hope all is ok babe.

    Mel - I have been living in salt baths! They certainly help to make the discomfort less.

    I wanted to thank all you girls too for your support and advice through that whole induction thing last month as it really helped me when making the final decision to go in and I really appreciate it.

    Take care - we should organise a get together of Dennis' girls soon!!!



    Gigi xx
    Thanks again for your support through the whole induction process last month too - y

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    Guys i was having major Dennis withdrawals so i go myself knocked up again.

    Actually it was a major accident!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I only had 1 period after Sebie so i thought i better wait to have 1 more period just to clean myself out i ctually had the pills ready. On sunday i realised that it was ages since i had a period, my immediated thought was that my tumour (which causes me not ovulate therefore not have periods) has grown back, but my husband kept saying nope youre knocked up (joking). I went shopping and happened to pass the HPTS i put one in the basket just incase well the curiosity got the better of me and i did the test and it was sooooo dark the line was darker than the test line!

    I got home and did another one thinking the test was faulty and yep the same thing happened, then i bawled my eyes out. Robbie was exstatic cause he thinks he is a stud! Bloody Men!!!!!!
    Then i rang Relle, she made me feel better.

    I rang Linda on Monday Morning she was like OMG ROS!!! Dennis called me that afternoon was absoloutely gorgeous so reassuring and kind and very supportive. Then i went to the Gp to get the referal and make sure the HPT was cotrrect and yes it was his test came out soooo positive that he said i must be having twins I was not impressed!

    So i think i am almost 6 weeks roughly due on the 15th Jan but not absoloutely certain cause i have no idea!!!!!!!!!!!

    But the Gp said i am definately over 5 weeks.

    So here I am Again!!

    I see Dennis on Sunday morning before he leaves for Paris.

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    Hi girls!

    Ros - I was wondering when you would come in and let the girls know about the new little bundle on the way! lol

    Congratulations Hun - Maybe a pink one this time!!!

    Seriously though, if not, we make gorgeous boys!

    Gigi - Awww hun - we are always here for you babe! How exciting to see you back on the thread! We missed you!!!! You poor love with the stitches and forceps! They are by far worse than the labour I reckon, but I am also a big fan of the salt baths!!!

    So glad to hear that Mimi is doing all of the right things, you are right, we all need to get together and meet each others little people!!!

    I am aiming for no stitches this time! ( I can only hope! )

    the deal with Cooper is he is going to a Genetic Specialist after a referral from the GP to a Paed for a multitude of little abnormalities, which individually mean absolutely nothing, but as there are so many of them they are concerned he may have an underlying genetic condition that may mean nothing, or may mean that he could be prone to a certain type of cancer, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease or learning difficulties, so this is for full genetic testing at the Childrens Hospital on a referral from the Paed.

    The little abnormalities are an extra tooth in the middle front teeth, umbilical hernia, flow murmur of the heart, webbing on one foot is not quite right, a toe on the other foot does not sit properly, and then there is also the concern of his extra large fontanelle at birth ( and I mean massive!) which at the time did not signify anything, but now compounded with everything else may be an issue.

    This baby is soooooo active I can not believe it! Far more active than the other 2 and especially at night ( that is scary, hope it is not an indicator of things to come! )

    Still waiting for my client to go into labour as well, fingers crossed she goes soon - tomorrow night would be perfect actually! lol

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    Relle thanks for the pink vibe but you know since we are such good cooks our recipee for boys are the best!!!!!!

    Cooper will be alright hun, i tell you why eventhough they might find something you have picked it up early and whatever it is they can work on it and start whatever program or surgery or whatever it is promptly and you and i know he has nothing major cause he is a very smart kid and you would know in your heart, i can tell you he is wicked which means he is a know it all! If anything i think my James has a few issues!

    But we are mums and these things are always worrying us.

    He will be fine- babe!!!

    Anyway girls i am sooo poooped i am going to bed night all!

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    Gigi - Mimi sounds beautiful, can't wait to meet her. Glad to hear the salt baths are working. You'll be feeling like your old self in no time (apart from being a bit sleep deprived! LOL!) The reason I love BB so much is the support, I am really glad we could be of some help to you when you really needed it.

    Ros - OMG!!!!!! How fantastic for you. Congratulations to you and your family. I hope you get a beautiful boucing baby in what ever colour! Lucky you going back to Dennis again. 15th Jan is Chelsea's b'day!

    Relle - I second was Ros said regarding Cooper. He is such a happy little munchkin. I would order the no stitches labour in a second! Go for it LOL!!!! Hope you hear from your mum to be soon! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

    As Gigi said, we should organise a get together (maybe give you sometime to recover Gigi!!!). Put your thinking cap on girls and see if we can come up with a date.

    Night all

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    congratulations Ros - what wonderful news!! what a verile hubby you must have, and what a very eager baby oven your uterus is!! he he he!! i'm from a family of 5 kids and it is great to be one of many siblings - your boys will love having so many bro's (and maybe sis's?!) to play with!!

    Relle - hope Cooper's testing went well and laid to bed any concerns... and i hope your client has gone into labour and you've enjoyed your first Doula gig!! please fill us in as to how it all went!!

    Gigi - glad everything is going well with Mimi, and you're recovering well. i'm impressed that you're finding the time and energy to log onto BellyBelly with the new challenges of being a mum to 2 now!

    Well, nothing too interesting to report. i went to see Dennis last thursday after one of my feet suddenly swelled up like a balloon!! he just wanted to check that it wasn't a clot (because it was only one side), but it didn't look too sinister so i was sent on my way.. since then the swelling has now made it's way to both legs, and although they look hideous, it's somewhat more reassuring to be looking symmetrical!! i'm feeling a bit depressed and "fat" (i've already put on 8kgs and i'm only 22 weeks!!), but i'm hoping that a lot of it is fluid, so it will disappear soon after the birth...

    ooh, i have booked into Diane Gardners "Calmbirth" course in July. i'm SO excited about it!! my DH agreed to come along too which i'm really happy about. i want to try for an active and natural birth, and i know that there's no way i can do it without him sharing my wishes... at the moment he still thinks i should be knocked out for labour, but hopefully after the course he'll be thinking differently!!

    on that note - does Dennis allow you to give birth in the upright position, or will i have to jump up on the bed and lie on my back? i keep forgetting to ask him at my visits!!

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    Hi there girls

    Forgive me for gatecrashing this thread but I know you'll be able to help me...

    Dennis actually delivered my DS - he was covering for my OB who was taking a week's holiday and of course my DS decided to arrive that week! I was so impressed with Dennis - I'd never set eyes on him before and he had such a lovely bedside manner and made me feel so comfortable. So much so that my OB might have done himself out of future business - I liked my OB but I was so impressed with Dennis that I would consider going to him next time around.

    So my question is - where are Dennis' rooms? And does he have an ultrasound machine in his rooms?

    Thanks girls!

    (PS: He was wearing a green polo shirt for my delivery LOL!)

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    Hi girls!

    Thankyou for the well wishes for Cooper's appt, it is tomorrow at 2pm, so will fill you in tomorow night.

    My client had some movement on Saturday night, but nothing since - but this is the mystery to giving birth! lol

    Jules - Welcome to the Dennis Thread!!!! Glad to have another member! Dennis is awesome! and very very well priced - I am tipping possible cheaper than your existing OB - so always a bonus!! So glad to hear you had a great experience with him. Just beware of being put off by his receptionist. She is actually really lovely and quite funny, but just comes across quite abrupt to begin with.

    He has rooms in Wattletree rod Malvern and also consults from Dixon St Clayton 1 day a week. He does not have ultrasound eqipment in his rooms as he is very low intervention especially during the pregnancy, however having said that, any of us that have had any concerns about our pregnancies, he has had no problems whatsoever referring us for extra ultrasounds.

    To be honest I feel so confident in his care, that I don't feel the need to have ultrasounds at every appointment.

    Ella - HUn Kirsten did Calmbirth and birthed upright with Quinn, he is definately a supporter of upright birthing if you are well researched and well prepared. But it really is about where you are most comfortable at the time, be that, upright, squatting, lying on the bad, whatever.

    Gigi - I hope everything is going well with the girls hun and that the stitches are starting to feel a bit better.

    Mel - Thanks for your thoughts on Cooper gorgeous! He is a happy little thing most of the time, so I am sure it won't be much!

    Ros - has the M/S hit you yet gorgeous?????

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    Thanks Relle! My OB is at Dixon Street and he did have an ultrasound machine - he didn't use it on me very much but it was kinda fun when he did - was always nice to know bubby was travelling well!

    Re the receptionist - I find most medical receptionists are like that to start with but I do appreciate the tip - it might have thrown me if I was all emotional and hormonal LOL!

    I'll file all that info away for future reference. Thanks again!

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    Hi all,

    Well, lots to catch up on!

    Ros - CONGRATULATIONS BABE! Soooo happy for you. well done. And I am with Mel - whatever colour - wishing you a happy healthy baby - or two as they case may be!

    Relle - best of luck with Cooper's appointment. I really am sending you positive thoughts, and hope that all is well. I wonder when your client will deliver - how exciting!!! Very diplomatic on your advice to Jules about Linda on the phone initially! I think she is hilarious now but boy, she can have her moments!

    Mel - I am definitely feeling like my old self more now. the two week mark was a milestone with the stitches and all seems to be healing well. thank goodness. Anytime from now is fine with me for a get together! keeps me sane to get out of the house and talk to grown ups! LOL

    Ella - glad all is going well with you apart from the swelling - it's not very glamorous is it! - don't worry about the weight gain - you will find that Dennis doesn't! And so much ends up being fluid - it falls off me in the hospital and I put on about 15 this time and am back to my pre-weight now. Breast feeding sure helps too....yay on the calm birth - I think Dennis will support you in whatever you decide and he does advise an open mind too as anything can happen - as I discovered this time!

    Jules - welcome! Dennis is the best. Relle is right - he is fantastic, amazingly affordable for what you get and you are right on his bedside manner - brilliant. He is totally supportive of ultrasounds if you feel you want extra etc but is very calm about appointments. not everyone likes that minimal approach - no weighing, regular urine tests or ultrasounds or anything, but it worked for me! Hope you jump on board! I got the pink polo this time!

    All still good with me and Mimi - she is putting on weight and being a good girl with her sleep so can't complain. I think she might be having a growth spurt or something because she has been hungrier that last few days.....

    Take care girls and hope to catch up soon,

    gigi xx

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    Ella - LOL about the symmetrical ankles! I had those with Chelsea as I was heavily pregnant during a really hot summer! I couldn't put shoes on and had to wear thongs to work (not a good look in a suit!) towards the end. Don't worry too much about the weight gain, its going to happen and it usually comes off pretty easily. I gained a whopping 23kg with Chelsea but it was mainly fluid. How exciting about the Calm Birth classes, can't wait to hear what you think of them.

    Jules - welcome to the club! As you can see, we all love Dennis and you wouldn't be disappointed if you did switch OB's.

    Relle - will be thinking of you tomorrow, good luck and hope your client doesn't go into labour tomorrow!

    Gigi - thats great news that you are starting to feel better, and after such a short time, well done! He must have done a really good job! Mimi sounds like she is being kind to her mummy, good girl.

    Ros - how are you travelling? Has it sunk in yet?

    We should start to think about a date to catch up? Any ideas of what day?

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    Hi girls,

    I have been very slack, but thought I had better update you all about Cooper's appointment.

    Firstly it all went very weel thank goodness. The extra tooth was a concern for them as there are a couple of genetic conditions that are indicated by it, but one of them would also involve him being floppy and unalret, and the other would mean alot of facial deformities, which he also does not suffer from.

    They are referring him to the dental specialists at the childrens, but aside from that they are happy that he is well and developing normally, so thankfully that is a huge weight off our shoulders.

    On another note, we have also purchased a new house in Frankston and our house here in Caulfield East is going to auction. We are in a townhouse with 2 bedrooms and a study, and only 1 living area, so we are not going to know ourselves with 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 living areas, a backyard and huge driveway for the boys to ride bikes etc, a spa and entertaining area. We really really like it and it is on the absolute outskirts, so surrounded by rural properties as well.

    We are pretty confident of this house going at auction, the agents are very optimistic about the market etc, so hopefully as of 23rd of June this will be sold!

    I had better go, in the middle of tea, and still waiting for my client to go into labour!!!!

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    Relle - congrats on the new house purchase - VERY exciting!! and i'm sure your place in Caulfield East will sell at auction - the market is pretty crazy at the moment!! will you be in your new place when you have your baby? or still in Caulfield East? hopefully you can time it to have everyone else move your house for you while you're in hospital!!
    brilliant news about cooper - must be a huge weight off your shoulders!
    glad to hear that kirsten birthed upright - it's nice to know that i have the option open to me!

    Gigi - i can't believe you lost all of your baby weight in 2 weeks!! that's incredible!! and gives me hope...
    yes, although i'm going to try for a drug-free, intervention-free birth, i'm not going to be devastated if it doesn't go exactly to plan. hopefully the calm birth course will teach me to relax as much as possible, and be calm and collected (well, as much as possible!!) during labour so that i can try and make the most of the experience no matter how it goes... i've had two outbreaks of herpes since falling pregnant (my generous DH passed on his cold sore virus to my nether regions a few years ago - thanks very much!!) and if i have any blisters when i go into labour i'll need to have a c/s anyway, so i need to be prepared to throw my grand natural birth plans out the window!! dennis says that he has probably only had to do 1 c/s for this reason in his career though, so hopefully i won't be the one to increase this tally!!

    Jules - great to hear positive feedback on Dennis from someone who has not be brain-washed by the I-Love-Dennis club here!! i think i had heard so much positive stuff from these ladies before i even met him that i would have thought that he was the bees knees no matter what he was really like - ha ha ha!

    Ros - hope you're not feeling too queasy and tired...

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    Hi everyone,

    Relle - great news about Cooper - what a relief! And I agree with Ella - the market is crazy and you will probably get a great price too - which is always handy!

    Ella - I am seriously not asking any questions about the weight loss! LOL - I am just going to go with it! I am pretty fit though and I am sure that it has something to do with the fluid leaving me quickly. No doubt doesn't hurt having a VERY BUSY 21 month old run around after too, and the breastfeeding, and coming last on the family food chain....etc! Sounds like you have a great attitude going into the birth, which is so important I think. With so much possibility for things not going to plan it's good to know you won't be disappointed if it happens but I will send you lots of natural birthing vibes! (although, they didn't do me any good !)

    Mel - Mimi is doing really well and is being a very good girl for me. Re dates - what suits you girls? I am pretty well just home at the moment so can book in for any time. Would probably try and have Ella minded by Mum or in occasional care so I can relax with Mimi and not worry about a little tornado hitting everything in sight! Anyway let me know - how is everyone placed next week or the week after?

    All good here- just waiting for Madam M to wake up for her feed, although I will be happy if she sleeps til 10ish as it will be a bit of a rollover and hopefully mean I am only up once in the night! Good luck to me....

    jules - welcome to the club....
    Catch you all later,

    Gigi xx

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    Hiya Gigi!

    oh gees I am not looking forward to that period of staying awake for the late feed! lol I am feeling for you there. It is not that long since I have done it, and even shorter to when I will be! hehehe

    I am good to catch up on a tuesday if we want to make it minimal kids, not that I mind kids or anything, just my own! hahahahahaha Seriously though, anyday is generally fine just let me know girls.

    So glad to hear that little miss Mimi is behaving and doing all of the right things - see I should have had girls!!!!!

    Ella - thanks for your congratulations hun! We are pretty excited and will NOT be moving before this baby! Not a chance of me going to another OB or hospital for that matter! We will more than likely be moving when bubs is about 6 weeks old - I know heaven help me!

    With the Herpes situation, I have a friend who actually flat out refused to labour and went straight for the C/S, but as the girls said in your other thread, there is medication to help control it, and from what I have heard it is only a problem if you have an outbreak at the time of delivery, but you attitude is the best one - have your plan, but be flexible to go with the flow depending on what the go is at the time.

    Not much else happening here, still waiting for my client to call. I have an alien squirming inside of me - I hate it when the movements go from kicks and punches to that icky squirming!!! lol The indigestion is getting me tonight too! - Sorry for the boohoo!

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    Awww girls thanks for the big welcome! Now I just have to get pregnant again so I can be an official member LOL!!!

    My next door neighbour is due at the beginning of July and Dennis is her OB. I talked him up and said how fab he is! They're really happy with him although her DH had a gentle go at Dennis for spending their fees already, taking his wife shopping in Paris hee hee!

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    Hey all

    Been absolutely ages since i have been here! taking a moment this morning before i go off to my pilates class.
    It is so amazing -- you have already had babies and doing amazing things! i can not believe how quickly time just goes.
    i am still looking at a few months away and i am working quite a lot to get some $$ in the bank before i stop in aug.
    It is so wonderful to come back and hear you all out there!

    xx

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    Hi to my Pink Polo shirt club!!!!!!!

    I feel okay my boobs have just started to hurt and M/S is happening at night!!!
    I have a scan on Wednesday due to some slight pink tinge in my CM, I had this with Sebastian so i am not too worried but Dennis wants to put my mind at ease ( such a doll).

    I just can not believe i am back in his office again!!

    See you girls am so busy this weekend. !!!

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