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Big week for the youngest (2). I'm off this fortnight and said I'd get her started with the potty training. Two accidents on Monday. From then on she hasn't peed herself. Including during naps and during the night. She has had two accidents with poo so that's needing worked on. She never did one at all yesterday so I don't know if she's holding it. It could be bad later today.

Took the sides off her cotbed last night so first night in a proper bed. Up and down for a wee bit but settled about half 9 (put in at 8.) Quite pleased with how she's doing overall tbh. Then getting that lump in the throat seeing her pull her pants down for a pee and realising she's not a baby anymore default_sad.png

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We're now 4 weeks out from the due date and pregnancy has generally been fine, I'm actually a wee bit surprised things have gone so smoothly. Baby girl growing well and my mrs has been an absolute star. Both nervous about the birth now but I can't wait to meet her. 

One thing I will say is they don't half make the men feel like a fucking nuisance at scans and appointments these days. They don't let you into the waiting area, make you stand out in the corridor like a spare p***k, no seats provided, when they shout you in to the scan you get instructions barked at you and told to sit 3 miles away from the screen so you don't infect anyone, and thats twice now I've stood in the corridor for over an hour waiting to see the consultant only for her to say "everything looks good, probably could've just phoned you lol". Fucking seething doesn't cover it.

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36 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

We're now 4 weeks out from the due date and pregnancy has generally been fine, I'm actually a wee bit surprised things have gone so smoothly. Baby girl growing well and my mrs has been an absolute star. Both nervous about the birth now but I can't wait to meet her. 

One thing I will say is they don't half make the men feel like a fucking nuisance at scans and appointments these days. They don't let you into the waiting area, make you stand out in the corridor like a spare p***k, no seats provided, when they shout you in to the scan you get instructions barked at you and told to sit 3 miles away from the screen so you don't infect anyone, and thats twice now I've stood in the corridor for over an hour waiting to see the consultant only for her to say "everything looks good, probably could've just phoned you lol". Fucking seething doesn't cover it.

Glad all is going well, the pregnancy part is wild when it gets to the later stages and you see he/she moving around. 

Out of interest where was the scan? My daughter was born in that period where lockdown was relaxed before going into lockdown again. So I actually got to go in at the same time and the ultra sound tech was actually really nice, we just sat in awe watching the wee screen, I expected we'd both be emotional but we were just amazed. The second time was shite. I couldn't even go into the hospital with the missus so missed it basically, was really gutted as the first time was so good. This was at the QEUH.

A bit surprised to hear the way they are handling it now, feels unnecessary. 

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46 minutes ago, thistledo said:

Glad all is going well, the pregnancy part is wild when it gets to the later stages and you see he/she moving around. 

Out of interest where was the scan? My daughter was born in that period where lockdown was relaxed before going into lockdown again. So I actually got to go in at the same time and the ultra sound tech was actually really nice, we just sat in awe watching the wee screen, I expected we'd both be emotional but we were just amazed. The second time was shite. I couldn't even go into the hospital with the missus so missed it basically, was really gutted as the first time was so good. This was at the QEUH.

A bit surprised to hear the way they are handling it now, feels unnecessary. 

Vale of Leven hospital. I'm a bit surprised at how strict they are with it, there was a younger girl in with her mum who was on crutches and took an age to move 4 yards and they made her stand in the corridor waiting too. Was certain she was going to keel over. Don't get me wrong it was amazing seeing our wee girls face and hands and feet on the screen each time but none of it was very welcoming. We've had the same lady for all but one of our scans and she comes across as a bit of a grumpy c**t too, we've never actually had the spine measured because she got fed up trying to get the right angle to measure it and ended up just telling us it was fine. She's always short with her words and don't bother with an attempt at any humour. Bit of a pain but we've tried not to let it bother us. 

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6 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

Vale of Leven hospital. I'm a bit surprised at how strict they are with it, there was a younger girl in with her mum who was on crutches and took an age to move 4 yards and they made her stand in the corridor waiting too. Was certain she was going to keel over. Don't get me wrong it was amazing seeing our wee girls face and hands and feet on the screen each time but none of it was very welcoming. We've had the same lady for all but one of our scans and she comes across as a bit of a grumpy c**t too, we've never actually had the spine measured because she got fed up trying to get the right angle to measure it and ended up just telling us it was fine. She's always short with her words and don't bother with an attempt at any humour. Bit of a pain but we've tried not to let it bother us. 

Sorry to hear of this. You get arseholes in every walk of life but when it’s in a situation like this which should be very special it’s all the more frustrating. We’ve dealt with numerous midwives and scanners and only encountered one absolute fucker. At one stage I was minutes away from making a complaint but didn't want to make it worse (shat it). 

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1 minute ago, Rugster said:

Sorry to hear of this. You get arseholes in every walk of life but when it’s in a situation like this which should be very special it’s all the more frustrating. We’ve dealt with numerous midwives and scanners and only encountered one absolute fucker. At one stage I was minutes away from making a complaint but didn't want to make it worse (shat it). 

Ach she's not that bad that we'd complain, she's clearly worked there a long time and I imagine the "special" nature of her work has worn off for her - I don't have any concerns about any of the stuff she's told us, I was just expecting a bit more of a friendly encounter than a workmanlike one. We're birthing at Paisley anyway, so today was the last time we need to deal with her. Everyone else we've dealt with has been brand new.

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Vale of Leven hospital. I'm a bit surprised at how strict they are with it, there was a younger girl in with her mum who was on crutches and took an age to move 4 yards and they made her stand in the corridor waiting too. Was certain she was going to keel over. Don't get me wrong it was amazing seeing our wee girls face and hands and feet on the screen each time but none of it was very welcoming. We've had the same lady for all but one of our scans and she comes across as a bit of a grumpy c**t too, we've never actually had the spine measured because she got fed up trying to get the right angle to measure it and ended up just telling us it was fine. She's always short with her words and don't bother with an attempt at any humour. Bit of a pain but we've tried not to let it bother us. 
You're on the right track there mate. The midwife that delivered our first was an arsehole. The wife was desperate to complain about it and wouldn't let it go for ages but I kept telling her, we're here for one reason only. To get this Bairn out in one piece and GTF.

I have always thought the "magic" of pregnancy and childbirth is wildly overstated in popular culture. The whole lot of it was difficult and at many points unpleasant for us.
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Just shows the variety in care you can get within the NHS. We've had three scans in the RAH in Paisley this year - baby wouldn't sit still to get the measurements at the first 12 week scan so had to go back - and I've sat in from the start in all of them next to the screen and each of the three separate sonographers have been fantastic.

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Childbirth is the scariest thing on the planet and nobody can convince me otherwise.  My missus wants a 3rd kid in a few years but I'm still traumatized from her almost dying with our first.  We did put in a complaint about the midwife at the time cause she was a fucking witch, nothing ever came of it sadly as she took sick leave then retired. 

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Just now, The Derry said:

Childbirth is the scariest thing on the planet and nobody can convince me otherwise.  My missus wants a 3rd kid in a few years but I'm still traumatized from her almost dying with our first.  We did put in a complaint about the midwife at the time cause she was a fucking witch, nothing ever came of it sadly as she took sick leave then retired. 

Our midwife for our second was class though and if we had a wee girl we thought about naming them after her.  

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2 hours ago, Rugster said:

Sorry to hear of this. You get arseholes in every walk of life but when it’s in a situation like this which should be very special it’s all the more frustrating. We’ve dealt with numerous midwives and scanners and only encountered one absolute fucker. At one stage I was minutes away from making a complaint but didn't want to make it worse (shat it). 

She was a massive c**t. I was lying in high dependency getting a blood transfusion. At the time but was completely unaware I had several broken bones. Told her I'd need help getting to the toilet as I could barely walk and she told me she was far too busy to help. 

Couple days later I was diagnosed with cancer and she was all love and sweetness to me telling me how sad she felt for me. Aye f**k off. If you can't be nice to someone when they are rock bottom and in lots of pain why the hell are you a midwife!

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The Bairn was down for a visit today, but that's all it was - a visit. It'll be a while before she's allowed to stay. She was in great form all the same and came over and gave me a kiss before she left, and ran back up the path before she got in the car to give my wife another hug and a kiss, which pleased her no end.

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My wife stopped talking to her dad and evil step mother in 2019.

No huge falling out but just an acceptance that we were not going to put up with her vile, petty nonsense any more. Her dad hasn't spoken to his other daughters in years either, as his wife decided that  it was her or them and he chose her. 

Last night we learned that he had been taken to hospital in Edinburgh with a heart attack. Not once did that evil woman let us know. She still has our number. She could have texted. But no, we found out third hand. 

My wife phoned the hospital today asking for an update. Was told that we needed permission from the step mother. My wife just said "don't bother" and hung up. She would have said no and fucking enjoyed it. 

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On 15/05/2022 at 15:15, scottsdad said:

My wife stopped talking to her dad and evil step mother in 2019.

No huge falling out but just an acceptance that we were not going to put up with her vile, petty nonsense any more. Her dad hasn't spoken to his other daughters in years either, as his wife decided that  it was her or them and he chose her. 

Last night we learned that he had been taken to hospital in Edinburgh with a heart attack. Not once did that evil woman let us know. She still has our number. She could have texted. But no, we found out third hand. 

My wife phoned the hospital today asking for an update. Was told that we needed permission from the step mother. My wife just said "don't bother" and hung up. She would have said no and fucking enjoyed it. 

I find that hard to believe, after all she is his daughter.

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18 minutes ago, Jacksgranda said:

I find that hard to believe, after all she is his daughter.

When she called she was told she needed permission from the next of kin (his wife). 

I can understand it - the hospital had no way of knowing if the person on the phone really was his daughter or not.

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