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July 2013 thread 4 - keeping the duchess company

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Runswithsquirrels Sat 26-Jan-13 13:53:01

No one seems to have started a new thread yet, so here we go!

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
emblosion - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
DifferentNow - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th -
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
CitizenOscar - DC2 - 10th July
TwoOfThree - DC1 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Beaditsback - dc2 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
photographerlady - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
MiniPenguinMaker - DC1 - 17th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
TotallyEggFlipped - 18th July
SingingMomma - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
Grannyapple DC2 - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
AllYoursBabooshka - 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 23rd July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
MrsRoss26 - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
JessicaMLH - DC2 - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

MummyKanny Sun 27-Jan-13 16:54:45

Happy weekend all!

Adding myself to the list:

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
emblosion - 3rd July
shelley72 - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
DifferentNow - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
CitizenOscar - DC2 - 10th July
TwoOfThree - DC1 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Beaditsback - dc2 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
photographerlady - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
MiniPenguinMaker - DC1 - 17th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
TotallyEggFlipped - 18th July
SingingMomma - 18th July
MummyKanny - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
Grannyapple DC2 - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
AllYoursBabooshka - 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 23rd July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
MrsRoss26 - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
JessicaMLH - DC2 - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

snap totallyeggplipped and singingmomma!

I've just bought a few things for BabyKanny - first big purchases so am very excited! DH got an Amazon voucher from work so we thought we'd put it to good use. We bought a Baby Bjorn carrier and a maternity pillow, to force me to sleep on my side (keep waking up on my back and tummy). CAn't wait for them to arrive!

MummyKanny Sun 27-Jan-13 16:55:22

Oops, I meant totallyeggflipped ! Damn my excited fingers!

esme80 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:42:51

I am struggling to not sleep on my back! No matter how many pillows I surround myself with I still seem to wake up on my back!

Have had pancakes for breakfast, pizza express for lunch, and have cheesecake in fridge which I know I will have later on. Suddeny size of bump is more understandable....

Supershiv1 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:18:06

cotton we have also narrowed our search to the oyster and uppababy vista.
I LOVE how easy it is to fold the Oyster and how light it is, but was told the that carrycot/pram bit is not suitable for overnights - whereas the Vista is. I am wondering whether that will really matter? Or whether I could simply get another mattress for the Oyster?
Hubby prefers Uppababy, but I found that much more difficult to fold.

In bump news lots of uncomfortable pushing and pulling and what feels like wind in there today. DH says it's noticeably bigger than yesterday....

Photographer love that waterbirth thread you started. MW came round on Thurs and was sizing up the dining room for a pool and getting quite excited. On the rubbish night out last night 2 close friends bascially said that they or their little ones wouldn't have mage it if they had gone for home births (and no advance warning of issues) - which has freaked me a bit as I was quite coming round to being in familiar surroundings scaring the neighbours with mooing sounds. wink
14+1

photographerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 18:55:26

super home birth sounds sooo exciting! Don't worry I'm sure the neighbours won't come a knocking heehe.

BadMissM Sun 27-Jan-13 19:00:50

Away for a couple of days and you've already filled three pages of the new thread!!

Argh. HOW are we supposed to be sleeping? I've just had conflicting advice from everyone. I cannot sleep on my LHS, as much as I try, I wake up on my RHS... are we supposed to sleep on our backs or not? (All academic, as can't damn well sleep!)

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 19:11:07

Supershiv - the reality is that sometimes labours dont quite go according to plan. It sounds like that was the case for your friends - but it doesnt necessarily mean it will be that way for you. If you hope for and prepare for a homebirth, you may well have just that - I know plenty of people who have (in flats/terrace houses etc) - but have a bag packed just in case so you are prepared for all eventualities. As I said on the last thread, dont get too stuck to the idea of quite what kind of birth you will have as sometimes babies (yes, I'm looking at you 2 weeks late and had to be induced DS1 whose was a million miles away from the kind of birth I had in my head for him) have their own ideas as to when they want to come that dont always entirely fit in with yours. My mantra, which I repeat to myself many times over when faced with birth stories, is that "Each person's birth experience is different - as long as you have a happy healthy baby in your arms at the end of it, then that is really all that matters".

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 19:14:49

BadMissM - the ideal is the LHS (good for helping position baby correctly - though not so essential in early stages of pregnancy), but I was reassured by my MW that you can sleep on your back until well into the 20 weeks (and if on your back is the only way you can sleep after that, you can do so propped up on pillows so you have a tilted back - apparently lots of heavily pregnant women with bad heartburn sleep like that) and sleeping on your RHS is fine too, just not optimal positioning for baby side. Ultimately you need the sleep so however you can get it is the best way for you

SundaySunshine Sun 27-Jan-13 19:26:32

Wow this thread moves fast! I think I only managed one post on the last thread!

All good here, getting regular little kicks which is fab. Finally think I'm able to say that I'm over MS! Yay! Haven't been sick for almost a week. Got a nice little bump going on, I'm about the size now as i was when 6months with DD smile. DH still hasn't told his family, so they're in for a surprise when they next see me as it's plainly obvious now. I think I'm hitting that magic 2nd trimester energy boost as I feel really positive at last grin. Ooh and I got the date for my 21 week scan grin 15 Feb, can't wait -gonna tell DD the good news afterwards if all ok.

I'm finding it really annoying that most shops don't stock maternity clothes in store - just on line. I'm not keen on buying before trying on.

Hope everyone else is ok.

18+4(ish)

BadMissM Sun 27-Jan-13 19:26:40

Dinky Thanks!!!

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 19:57:47

PS Supershiv - lovely thread in childbirth board about home births - would recommend reading that and INA May Gaskins book for some lovely positive stories.

AmaDablam Sun 27-Jan-13 20:25:19

Hello all

supershiv your post about drunk people on nights out made me smile - only today I was moaning to DH about a friend who I've always got on fine with, yet last time I saw her, I found her really annoying! Then it clicked that on the occasion in question she'd been getting steadily drunker whilst I was stone cold sober!

Sorry to hear you're still bleeding flying. Hope it stops soon and you get some reassurance from the MW.

Sorry too to hear about your cat devil.

Great advice on buggies etc. dinky. We haven't really done any serious looking yet, even MrsRoss is one step ahead of us! DH wants to get one called "Mountain Buggy Terrain" but I suspect this is mainly because he likes the name - it does sound a bit hardcore!

15 week MW appointment tomorrow. I really hope I get to hear the heartbeat but trying not to get too excited as I know it's not standard everywhere, and it doesn't mention it on the leaflet I got at booking in.

15+0

Cheeseandbread Sun 27-Jan-13 20:29:50

Dinky thanks for tips about sleeping.

Flying I hope you feel better soon.

Sorry about your cat Devil I love my cat dearly and would be very sad if he were poorly.

Regarding sleeping- I still sleep on my tummy mainly at the moment... That's ok in early pregnancy isn't it? I'm 15+1

Pushchairs are still making my head spin...

photographerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 20:31:10

ama good luck tomorrow.

I have a silly question but should you talk a urine sample to midwife appointments?

CitizenOscar Sun 27-Jan-13 20:34:13

Supershiv - I was choosing between oyster & uppababy and chose the oyster. Never regretted it although the uppababy is very pretty. DS has slept in the carrycot overnight (we went on a 5 day trip to Europe when he was 7 weeks old & he slept in it then). The oyster is significantly neater too, fits down bus aisles & nips around the shops. Have seen more uppababies around since we looked & they are quite big. Still think they're smart - I was quite taken by the snazzy sunshade! Also oyster was significantly cheaper & decided I couldn't justify the extra. Hth.

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 20:35:20

Photographer lady - take one with you? You can as long as pretty fresh and you have a sterile pot and lid - or just do one there (they should have pots at reception when you check in).

CitizenOscar Sun 27-Jan-13 20:42:34

Re Oyster again. We've taken it "offroad" (rough paths) a lot & it's fine, very robust. For anything rougher I'd use a sling/carrier anyway.

DH & I are both quite short and the adjustable handle is great.

Really loved keeping DS facing us too. He's now forward facing but I kind of miss the times when we'd chat & sing as we walked along.

Fantastic shopping basket too. I don't fold it very much so I usually forget how to do it!

CitizenOscar Sun 27-Jan-13 20:44:14

Photographer - I never take a sample. They always have a container for me.

Last couple of times I've forgotten & have "gone" before leaving the house so struggled to provide much of a sample but still seemed ok grin

photographerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 21:03:14

Thanks ladies. I have a few pots from boots here so will take one of Thursday. I have so much to ask the MW as I move from London to Salisbury and will need to get right to the new GP and hopefully get booked in the new hospital in time to have a 20 wk scan. I really hope they don't tell me I've missed my chance.

esme80 Sun 27-Jan-13 21:40:17

photographer my midwife gave me a little pot, and wants first morning urine preferably. Seems like it depends where you are what they tell you to do! Surely they must be able to sort out your scan. I mean people move all the time, pregnant ladies too! Good luck with everything!

MarieKL Sun 27-Jan-13 22:27:15

Thanks to Squirral for starting the new thread.

Good luck to all those packing, moving and having work done on their house.

Flying sorry to hear you're still bleeding, I hope it's not getting you down too much. TwoofThree glad everything's okay.

Devil I'd be in tears too; your poor cat.

Great to hear some of you are feeling better and MS is easing. My munchies are still here. Cream teas and cheesecake sound lovely Photographerlady and Esmo

I hope all those struggling to sleep find a solution soon. I normally sleep on my LHS but ever since I've been pg I've found my right more comfortable confused

For all those struggling with buggies I found the baby show really useful. Not all the major brands were there but It was fun to play with those that are, and see the amount of stuff you can be convinced you need for a new baby smile

I've finally admitted I need a bigger car, so of to pick up my new (to me) C3 Piscasso tomorrow. Really going to miss my current car as I've had it since I passed my test. Just hope my hormones don't get the better of me and I end up crying when I hand over they keys!

Hope you all have a good start to the week

SlouchingPanda Sun 27-Jan-13 23:10:43

Evening all!

Some very wise advice on here about birth. I completely agree with everything Dinky says about not getting too set on one thing as you never know what's round the corner. I also think arming yourself with knowledge about what can possibly happen is sensible. Not in the sense of trying to scare anyone, but just that it can help take away the fear of the unknown. And being aware that things like transfers from homebirths, deciding that actually you want an epidural, hating the pool, needing a CS etc are all a part of the wide spectrum of birth experience and you have not somehow 'failed' if you don't end up with the dream you had planned. That said, I have seen some cracking hyponobirthers who got in the zone and got on with it a treat!

I picked up a baby brochure in John Lewis yesterday and am shock at how much you can pay for a pushchair! I'm burying my head back in the sand on that matter.

I'm another one struggling with the annoyance of drunk people. Was I that annoying as the evening progressed in my pre-pregnancy days? Or is it because I have The Rage still that everyone is doubly irritating? I am pretty quiet and as the evening gets louder and more raucous I just fade away into silence and yawning. Can't wait til I have a real bump so everyone remembers I am pregnant and not just in a bad mood!

16+3 grin

marimama Mon 28-Jan-13 01:46:53

Agreeing with advice given so far on birth & expectation & preparation. I planned for a natural birth, no drugs, but ended up with a very medicalised birth that was 44 hours long, rather miserable and ended in emcs. BUT had i been in labour in a different generation neither i nor my lovely son might be here at all. So my feeling is like the others'--prepare for the birth you'd like but also prepare to be flexible if necessary and be aware of what decisions you might need to make along the way. It's all about holding a healthy baby in the end!

That said, because of how things went last time, I'm talking to a doula this week. Any help i can get in preparing mentally and physically for a (hopeful) vbac would be good.

I am too much of a worrier to birth at home, but so excited for those who do! Would much rather cozy into my own bed afterwards than a hospital one.

I picked up a cute little jacket & a shirtdress today at gap at about 70% off. Both non-maternity but the jacket should disguise bump a bit and dress is roomy enough that i can see it working for a while. Would like to see how much non-mat stuff i can get to work during pregnancy. ;)

Ah! Re sleeping positions. When pregnant with DS my husband would wake me up a dozen times a night to tell me i was sleeping on my back again by accident. He got so used to doing it that he would wake up say it even when i WASN'T on my back!! I got a little violent then. NEVER wake a slumbering mama for nothing!! angry wink

paolocee Mon 28-Jan-13 07:05:39

Poor Devilscat. We'd be very sad if anything happened to our boys.
Re:bumps, thanks to The Two Ronnies, DW already has a very sizeable bump (she looks 6 months gone) which is only emphasised by her otherwise svelte figure. The bump has suddenly expanded in the last week.

She's feeling trepidatious about just how big she's going to get, so
we're visiting a plant hire company this morning to check out their small cranes. grin

paolocee Mon 28-Jan-13 07:06:08

Oops. 15+5.

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