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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2012|08:25 am]
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Our boiler broke 4 days ago so we have no heating or hot water.

The baby has a cold.

And it's snowing.

Winter sucks.
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2012|04:04 pm]
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Today I took the baby for a walk and one of the wheels fell off my pram.

I paid £300 for it, and have used it less than 10 times.

Not impressed.
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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2012|02:11 pm]
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I'm considering making a complaint against the hospital I had Tabby at, but I'm not sure.

Basically, I was sent a letter on October 24th telling me I'm a carrier of Group B Strep, and that if I go into labour I need to tell the midwives so that I and my baby can be given antibiotics.

This would be fine if I hadn't had Tabby on October 16th.

Strep B can be quite serious, a high number of babies who pick up the infection die.

According to the letter, I was tested on October 10th, but due to some mix up the results were only sent to the clinic, not the actual birth unit.

Because the midwives assumed I had been tested earlier in pregnancy, I wasn't offered antibiotics before the birth, and Tabby didn't get them after.

Luckily, since I had a C-sec, the risk of her picking up the infection was tiny, but I was still concerned when I got the letter.

We called the clinic, who were apologetic, and told us that the risk was so low we shouldn't worry, but that's easier said than done.

On the whole, I was happy with the care I recieved, but as mistakes go this is quite a big one, and I wonder how many other women have had it happen.

Should I complain?
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(no subject) [Oct. 9th, 2012|03:38 pm]
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Baby is due in 13 days.

Currently too tired to function.

The hospital have told us that she's very small, but they don't know why.

Helpful, I know.
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(no subject) [Aug. 16th, 2012|12:16 pm]
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Got a comment from a random on my last post telling me I'm going to be a terrible role model because I think I'm prettier than the girl my ex cheated on me with.

So what?

I am prettier than her, she looks like a frog!

Oh well.

In other news, I am now anaemic, which explains why I've been utterly exhausted, and I've started losing weight for no reason.

9 weeks left.
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(no subject) [Aug. 7th, 2012|04:12 pm]
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New hospital are really good.

Midwife is nice, and they can be reached by email with any questions, which is great for me because I'm still working and haven't got days to spend on hold.

They also offer antenatal appointments in the evening, which is great because it means Hamish can come with me after work.

Still got an infected cervix, antibiotics didn't help.

Off to get tested for gestational diabetes in a few hours, so I have to drink lucozade and then have blood taken.

So far today all I have done is go to the shop and buy lucozade.

My life is quite dull, to be honest.
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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2012|04:07 pm]
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Just seen a load of pictures from a picnic in Brighton and the girl who my ex cheated on me with seems to have pretty much taken my place in the group.

I can't help thinking that they are my friends, and it should be me there.

Oh well.

I'm still prettier than her, even at 6 months pregnant.
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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2012|01:23 pm]
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I'm so dumb sometimes.

Been concerned for a while that I don't feel the baby move very often (I know they're all different, but I'm a worrier.)

Finally realised today that I had all my notes from the last scan, but hadn't read them properly.

The placenta is on the anterior (front) wall of my uterus, so the baby is behind it, which is why I can't feel her.

Oops, should have read that 6 weeks ago, really....
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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2012|08:38 pm]
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Had a mixed week.

A girl at work seems to have developed a problem with me, and I don't understand why.

I work in a clothes shop, which involves a lot of standing, and lifting, which has become an issue for me due to my back problems.

Because of this, I spend about half of my shift on the upstairs till, where I have a chair and can sit down.

We have security cameras in the shop, and when it's quiet upstairs I check the monitor to see how busy it is downstairs.

I'm a supervisor, so part of my job is making sure other people are doing there jobs, right?

One girl accused me of spying on her yesterday, and kicked off about how much extra work she has to do now that I do "nothing."

Erm.....no.

I had to call her and ask her to serve customers, because there was a queue and she was standing with her back to customers hanging clothes at the fitting rooms.

Yeah, it's part of the job, but customers are the priority.

She stormed upstairs and shouted at me, insisting I should check the cameras to see that she had been working.

I told her I wasn't discussing this, and she needed to go back downstairs and get on with her work.

Fucking fuming.

Not sure what to do about it.

She has a real attitude problem, and I'm sick of dealing with it.

STRESS.

Grr.
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(no subject) [Jun. 15th, 2012|10:32 am]
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I'm really not enjoying pregnancy, and seem to be coming up against the attitude that in some way that makes me a failure as a woman.

You know what, this is fucking hard.

I'm in constant physical pain, and I actually just want to cry most of the time instead of having to get up and go to work.

If you want to sneer at me for admitting I'm struggling, go ahead, because frankly I don't give a fuck.

If you have/had an easy pregnancy with no pain, no worries about where you're going to live and no stupid doctors thinking all of the issues are in your mind, good for you.

Now take your perfect life and stick it up your arse and let me carry on with mine and vent when I need to.
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