We have been very busy travelling all over the country (despite the snow - we were only affected for a couple of days) and it is soooo hectic with two.
Poor you with Daisy - at least you did go to your GP (and they were sympathetic - we had something similar with DD1 but the GP told me I was being neurotic and mollycoddling her and sent us home but we went to the pharmacy and they said it sounded like a chest infection so went to A&E and the pharmacist was right!)
Laura - Charlotte is working really hard at rolling over (gets onto her side and then gets stuck) she hates being on her tummy and I think she is desperate to get away from Amelia
We are off again this weekend (weather permitting) for a family christmas do with my hubby's family then home for one day and off to my parents for christmas..... its never ending.
I had my second 4wks ago - an unplanned homebirth! So my advice is a couple of years old but I don't think the NHS has changed too much!
Internal examination - I just found it uncomfortable but it shouldn't hurt too much.
Epidural - I didn't have one so don't know but you cannot have one during the second stage (pushing) so need to ask for one before you get to 10cm dilated)
Toilet - as long as you do not have an epidural and are imobilised on the bed then you can just go when you need to. Be aware you may poo during delivery but the mw will just clean you up, I think it is very common.
After birth - I went onto a maternity ward with four beds in it and DH went home and came back in the morning.
Hospital stay - my dd was born at 7pm and as it was too late for a dr to check her (& it was feb and snowing) I had an overnight stay but was discharged the next morning (less than 24hrs) but as everything was ok if she had been born in the morning then we would have been home the same day.