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July 2013 thread 4 - keeping the duchess company

(960 Posts)
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

Marking my place on the new thread.

So hungry today. My munchies don't usually start until the evening. Oh well, eating for two and all that......

Thought I might look on the boards to see if anyone had started a new thread - can you make a link on the old thread for everyone?

Thread 4 and nearly 16 weeks - now I feel like I'm getting somewhere! If the bump would follow suit I'd be even happier...

15+4

MrsRoss I've had the sneezing issue a few times, even back in the horrible first trimester days where it panicked me much more, the first time I thought I'd torn something baby-related (totally irrational as the pain went away very quickly). It's mainly if I sneeze when I'm lying on my side, I find if I turn onto my back and sort of brace when know a sneeze is coming, it doesn't hurt.

Runswithsquirrels Sat 26-Jan-13 14:38:32

The old thread won't accept new posts. And I don't know how else it might be done. Ideas anyone?

photographerlady Sat 26-Jan-13 14:45:40

Wow you ladies talk a lot we are going to be 20 threads my 38 weeks :p

photographerlady Sat 26-Jan-13 14:45:58

*by

AmaDablam Sat 26-Jan-13 15:20:22

Hello new thread! Glad I found you! Not sure what to do about alerting others, as you say runswithsquirrels the last one is full so I don't think there's any way of posting a link. This was easy enough to find though by clicking on the "last day" link... You're right photographer, I can see us having at least 20 threads by the time we pop! As I was scrolling down looking for this I saw "Feb 2013 - thread 4" - they obviously have far less to say than us!!

Exciting news of the day - I bought 2 more gigantic bras and 3 pairs of maternity tights (normal tights have started digging in now and boobs on another growth spurt blush). Tights are on 3 for 2 at Boots at the mo if anyone else is looking smile plus you can get all sorts of vouchers if you join their parenting club, plus extra points on baby stuff.

I can't remember who said on the old thread about whether it is time yet to book onto NCT classes. I would say yes as they do tend to get booked up early. Mine doesn't start until 1st May but we booked a couple of weeks ago. Really looking forward to it actually.

14+6

MrsRoss26 Sat 26-Jan-13 17:17:53

marks place

My nct course is also starting in May, so we'll be booking this week I think. Thanks for starting the new thread!

McKTastic Sat 26-Jan-13 17:24:40

Hello all smile

Marking my place.

Am knackered today! We move out next week for our renovation work so have had to do a bit of packing today.

Am still puking - have had enough now but looks like I might be unlucky like last time & puked regularly till 24wks sad

My DD has started to night wean - or at least has done for three nights now. My milk supply is obviously lower. Am hoping she'll keep feeding/trying to a wee bit but am happy we've fed for as long as we have & I'm not forcing her to stop (although I suppose by being pregnant I am!).

Have been reminded of all the baby stuff we have when packing - don't think we'll need much more! Am contemplating a double buggy - think we'll get at least 6months/ a year out of it as DD will be 2 when baby here. It's a good walk into town but too far for a toddler & I think a scooter/buggy board would be beyond her at the moment.

I have the hypnobirthing book & we did NCT classes - had a home birth booked for DD but she arrived too early & sideways so ended up an EMCS. Funnily enough I wasn't too into the NCT breathing/relaxation bits but I def made good friends. My most expensive friends but all worth every single penny!! We saw each other about twice a week when we were on mat leave & I prob see at least one or two weekly now. Some are also pregnant again too which is good company!

Sorry for long post - am avoiding packing!

shelley72 Sat 26-Jan-13 17:30:08

found the new thread thank you, just (finally) updating my due date to 3rd:

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
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

feeling very cold and achey today, still dont feel very pg at all which is a worry but sure i have been having some little movements recently. was very naughty and bought two things today for the new baby - a teeny tiny sleepsuit (sure babies aren't really that small) and DS chose a little grey cuddly dog for his baby brother or sister smile. probably should have waited a bit longer but they were just too cute!!!

17+3

TomDaleysTrunks Sat 26-Jan-13 18:15:45

Quick post, marking my place. Just getting ready for date night, we've got a babysitter grin. Starving already and table isn't until 8.15. HUNGRY!

Thinkingof4 Sat 26-Jan-13 18:26:27

Hi all, new thread already!
I'm sure everyone will find it ok. Just spent afternoon going through box of maternity stuff and putting some 'normal' clothes away. Found some comfy under bump jeans with thick elastic band at top and have been wearing them all day. Super comfy at the moment but I seem to remember they become much less comfy by third trimester. I'll be in leggings by then I think!
17+4

I'm hoping to go shopping in one of those cities with proper shops that sell maternity clothes on Monday. Last time I didn't really get any maternity clothes, just a couple of longer length tops. I lived in normal leggings and dresses. This time my bump is well ahead of what it was before (and I'm hoping for a normal sized bump this time - DD had IUGR) so I'm thinking about getting some maternity leggings. Any advice??? What size go I go for? Normal size?

McKTastic have you looked on the BF while pregnant thread?? It might be helpful. Congrats on BF so long. One of the reasons I stopped was because I had been TTC so long and I really missed it at first.

elliejjtiny Sat 26-Jan-13 19:48:42

Just marking my place on the new thread. I bought a snow suit on the mothercare website for DS3 who keeps getting chilly on the school run and a pack of 2 maternity bras and a pack of 2 maternity tops fell into the basket, wonder how that happened grin.

Abzs Sat 26-Jan-13 19:51:28

Shiny new thread!

Had a lovely sunny cross country ski day. Taking the last chances, before I get too bumpy!

Had my 16week appointment with midwife this week. No heartbeat listening, that's done at 24weeks here. She signed the box to officially change me over to consultant led, so I have to wait and see who I get assigned to then ask medic friends what they're like. I still have the standard appointments with her as well, so as my (Dr) SIL said, I'm getting my money's worth from Obs & Gynae!

wifey6 Sat 26-Jan-13 20:35:09

Wow..thread 4 ready. smile Just marking place as I can't keep up with how quickly these threads move x

photographerlady Sat 26-Jan-13 20:43:41

* ama* good find on the tights.

abz hope your switch on consultant goes smoothly.

My 16 week MW appointment is Thursday and feel so embarrassed I've put on weight. I have a high bmi anyway but my hunger has been out of control the last two weeks. Today was the worse cause my DH keeps buying scones and sweets. After cream tea we went to the cinema and went full out on popcorn and tango. Poor baby thinks my tummy is a bin today.

Cutandstick Sat 26-Jan-13 20:53:06

Hi all, just to forewarn anyone who decides to buy a hotmilk bra directly from their website, you get a 1/3 extra slammed on the price as a customs charge before Royal Mail will have the now 'most expensive bras I have ever owned' over. angry I allegedly have a local stockists, but they have no stock, so hence my foray on line. Thankfully they fit as I figured it would be cheaper to flog them on eBay and cut my loses than pay such an EXTORTIONATE customs charge again! Grrrr!!!!!

dinkystinky Sat 26-Jan-13 20:54:24

Evening all. Thanks for the new thread Runs. Best way to help the others find us is to chat lots. MIL had an op last week and is coming out of hospital today so DH has gone to look after her - so for once I ate with the boys at 5.30 and am luxuriating in being in bed around when we normally eat! And MNing from bed is quite fun too. Am making the most of the down time as have fortnight from hell looming at work...

Totally - get mat wear in your normal size. I am not a huge fan of mothercare as found all the stuff I got from there when pregnant with DS1 either bobbled or came unstitched really quickly. H+M, top shop and red herring at debenhams were my best high street stores. I love asos doing maternity too now for cheap bright tops.

dinkystinky Sat 26-Jan-13 20:56:31

PS first timers going for nct definitely book up now. You won't do the class till near your due date but they get booked up ages in advance.

dinkystinky Sat 26-Jan-13 20:57:20

Ouch at the customs sting Cut!

Thanks dinky. I've been impressed with H&M 'normal' leggings, so I'll give them a try.

marimama Sat 26-Jan-13 21:08:31

Marking my place. Be back later!!!

CitizenOscar Sat 26-Jan-13 21:24:11

I'm loving my H&M slim fit, over bump jeans. Have to wear with a belt to avoid slipping but I know the over bump stretchy fabric will be great with bigger bump. They're low slung so belt sits round my hips, not across my belly, so pretty comfortable. Have found my under bump trousers annoying this time round - maybe I'll grow into them!

VinegarDrinker Sat 26-Jan-13 22:45:07

Oooh hello, I thought the other thread was very quiet!

Supershiv1 Sat 26-Jan-13 22:55:19

Hmmmm. Back home at 9:40 after a meal out for my sister's birthday.
I cannot believe how much 12 drunken people screeched and wound me up.
I am never going out again!
I even left OH with them. Just wanted some peace and quiet. angry

Cheeseandbread Sun 27-Jan-13 07:10:32

Marking my spot too.

Well done runs for starting it.

Tricky I too have been having some pains below but everyone on here was great and reassured me it was normal. It was a few pages back, you might have missed it. It's scary when you are a first timer- I'm so glad I've got all of you to talk too.

I think my boobs might be growing again- they are painful at night and tingle in the day. I was complaining yesterday to DH and stated he didn't know what sore boobs was like- he initially agreed but then said he did have sore boobs once after press-ups, I laughed and said it wasn't the same.

Still finding it hard to sleep... I fear it will only get worse...

Happy Sunday everyone

15+1

flyingsprocket Sun 27-Jan-13 08:15:45

Wowser, I didn't log on for two days & have missed so much. Great question photographer re NCT v Hypno....I wanted to ask the very same. Must book the NCT classes ASAP.

I'm looking forward to shopping for maternity stuff, still no evidence of my pregnancy (except for my boobs) I'm in my normal clothes & sometimes my 'when I was fatter' clothes. I think that's from all the cake I are on holidays though!

In other news, I've been bleeding for 16 days now. If this continues I shall be keeping always ultra in business. I'm tired of 'taking it easy' too sad

Sorry for the Sunday morning moan. 13+5

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 09:06:21

Re Hypnobirthing - the Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing book is v good (much less american/irritating than the Marie Mongan one) and you can get the exercises/relaxation techniques online too.

Supershiv - I agree that big nights out in pubs/meals out with big group when pregnant can get rather dull. I'm trying to do my socialising and catching up in quieter environments - small dinners out, theatre or exhibition trips, etc where possible. Fortunately my friends and family like all that kind of stuff. Though eating out when pregnant proves surprisingly cheap - never realised how much booze I managed to put away in pre-bean days blush

Flying - as a first timer, your bump will suddenly sprout overnight - its coming, I promise. I spent the first 5 months wishing for a bump - I looked like I had a space hopper down my top by the end. So sorry you're still bleeding - did the MW say to expect bleeding through pregnancy (I know a few people who bled through out - babies absolutely fine though)?

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 09:07:16

Cheese - what's your bedtime routine? Maybe try mixing it up - dont read just before going to sleep if that's what you do, try meditation etc.

shelley72 Sun 27-Jan-13 09:12:20

flyingsprocket sorry you are still not having a great time of it. hopefully the bleeding will stop for you soon. i didnt do NCT but i did do a local hypnobirthing course with my first and would recommend. we also had a free session at our local hospital as a 'taster' - so i kind of knew what i was going to get before i went! tbh though in the throes of labour i did forget some of it, but i have used it since - eg at the dentist when i was bf and didnt want an anaesthetic!

as for those looking for hotmilk and other branded nursing bras - try the nursing bra shop - they were really good last time i ordered, v quick and free delivery. not sure how 'up to date' their stock is, but i did find it cheaper than figleaves and other stores.

enjoy the rest of the weekend!

photographerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 10:05:01

* flying* so sorry to hear you are still having bleeding :/ hang in there hope things turn around soon.

My darling DH ate all the cake and scones last night. How sweet of him since I was moaning I was eating poorly yesterday lol

Had a deep sleep last night, probably ten hours and still in bed typing here on my phone. Ultimate lazy Sunday here I come, I keeping being told to treasure these because when I have children it's over smile

Btw so after the babies are here where do we all go to make a thead, I am sure after 200 parts mumsnet will kick us out smile

photographerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 10:07:08

whoa just found the Post-natal clubs forum and there's groups from 07 there.

TwoOfThree Sun 27-Jan-13 10:07:41

New page marking!

Hope you ladies are all progressing well. Had a bit of a worry on Friday as I started spotting so had to go in for a scan. All is fine thank goodness just having to take it easy for a bit. Only remembered I was wearing a rather fetching pair of Incredible Hulk socks when I had to have the scan blush

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 10:17:13

Photographer - as you've discovered, you just move to the postnatal board (and there's a fun bit where some have popped, others havent where you are part antenatal and part postnatal...)

I'm still posting on my postnatal thread from Feb 09 - though it moves alot more slowly than the antenatal ones.

Glad all ok Twoofthree and hope spotting stops soon for you.

Just a thought re: NCT. We missed out on our course when DD arrived early and I really wish I'd been a bit more prepared for labour eg knowing what positions I could get into to help/get more comfortable etc, as well as for meeting other parents, that I feel we missed out on. Having said that, I managed to get through the labour with nothing apart from local anaesthetic for the episiotomy, so it wasn't that bad. In definitely planning on doing some reading up this time though.

Runswithsquirrels Sun 27-Jan-13 11:11:44

First pregnancy cold. No normal plethora of drugs to get me through. I'm grumpy, especially because it looks like another really lovely day out there. Moan over.

CottonSock Sun 27-Jan-13 11:54:11

Marking place....

And question ladies, I think my due date is wrong.. as it puts me at 39 weeks. Will ask at scan next week, but is everyone's at 40 weeks?

Re pram research, I think I have almost decisded on Babystyle Oyster. If you are also short check it out as has one of the lowest handles I found (but tall enough for DH too), folds with deat both ways quite compact. Can get air tyres for it.. Was going to go for the City mini GT, but think I might see if I really need an offroader, as could not live with no rear facing mode after speaking to an experienced mum who asks how often I will really go offroad anyway. I still prefer the quality of the Uppbaby,. but too big for 5 foot me.
Anyone had a Oyster?

18+6

marimama Sun 27-Jan-13 12:16:46

Omg. Just sneezed while lying down. Felt like a mini CS. yikes! Why so painful??

MrsRoss26 Sun 27-Jan-13 12:58:53

Our pram testing yesterday consisted of walking into mothercare and mamas and papas, pushing a few, feeling intimidated and leaving. how on earth do you know what to look for?!

Glad I'm only 14+4

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 13:11:22

MrsRoss - think about your lifestyle and who will use the buggy and set a budget. Do you need a travel system (so you can clip carseat on chassis) or just a buggy? Do you want a buggy people of different height can use? If so, adjustable handles are the way forward. Do you want the baby to face you (or have the option of it) or is forward facing only ok? This will narrow the choice down. Do you live in the city (so need narrower buggy that is easy to fold - ideally one hand mechanism) or country or in a town but walk a dog alot (so need buggy that can deal with varied terrain)? Are you thinking about having another baby before this child is 3/out of buggies? If so, maybe one that can be adapted to a double or have a buggy board of some sort on it.

Once you've narrowed down the things you DO want in a buggy, check out the pushchair section of talk. There are some pram-huns on there who are brilliant at suggesting different types of buggies (Tiggywunkle is brilliant at stuff like that) then take a look at them in a store - try a friendly independent store or make an appointment in the nursery division of John Lewis. The staff are approachable, well educated on specs etc and will let you have full info on them.

marimama Sun 27-Jan-13 13:51:23

dinkystinky you should make a career out of baby gear consulting! Wish i talked to you 3 yrs ago...was such a hassle figuring all that stuff out on our own. You've summed it up nicely!

MrsRoss26 Sun 27-Jan-13 14:26:39

Thanks dinky, will try to put your advice to good use next time we go looking!

Tashtastic Sun 27-Jan-13 15:09:23

cotton I have a babystyle oyster. Ds is now 2.5 and just about too big for it but we tend to use the Maclaren or scoot now. The oyster has served us well and the adjustable handle is great. It seems to do exactly what the other more expensive travel systems do. I rarely use it for "off road" but it has been fine when I have. I am sure it will last for this baby too. I would definitely recommend it!

Not much happening here. We are currently trying to have a clear out because the builders start on our loft conversion in a week. It's amazing what rubbish I have held onto over the years!

Calmisthemantra Sun 27-Jan-13 15:46:58

I was on antenatal threads with dd - feb 2012grin Just before the babies were due we then changed to a private facebook group which everyone posts on LOADS even now with 1st birthdays approaching. It has been lovely, especially to see pictures of growing bumps, nurseries, newborns

photographerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 15:49:51

Aww Calm that's a nice idea

Devilforasideboard Sun 27-Jan-13 16:08:03

Hi all,

Lovely to have another shiny new thread. Hope you're all feeling a bit better and getting ready to glow smile

So sorry you're still having a hard time flyingsprocket, hoping it all calms down soon.

I still haven't entered the murky waters of maternity bras but will have to get on with it soon as my normal ones are getting very uncomfortable. I have a pair of skinny fit overbump cords from H&M which are lovely and comfy and smart enough for work.

For those who remember, poor wee Devilcat isn't doing well, it looks like it's the incurable virus rather than a tumour. He's starting antivirals this week but has lost more weight and is very sad so if he doesn't pick up quickly we'll have to do the right thing by him. Being a hormonal mess doesn't help - I'm sure he's sick of me snottering all over him.

On a more positive note I've taken the plunge and booked an NCT 'Birth and Beyond' course. I really need to get over this head-in-the-sand attitude I'll be in the delivery room before I know what's happening!

16+4

dinkystinky Sun 27-Jan-13 16:37:36

Oh Devil -so sorry to hear about Devilcats latest prognosis. Its awful seeing anyone - including beloved pets - you love suffering so. I would be in tears too.

Marimama - just passing on the benefit of things learned the hard way over DS1 and DS2! A friend of mine (who has 3 ) works for a baby gear consultancy service for an independent shop - she loves it! I couldnt do the being nice to customers all day thing - worked in a shop for 3 months after uni to raise money for travelling and it put me off for life! I take my hat off to anyone who works with the public at large.

Cotton - if your scan means your dd is a week early get them to change your notes or you will come under encouragement to induce a bit too early.

MightBeMad Sun 27-Jan-13 16:41:44

Marking my place on the new thread. Back later x

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.

photographerlady Mon 28-Jan-13 07:46:14

Good morning. Crammed and standing on the train again, I think now might be the time to get a baby on board badge. It's amazing how people will run you over just to get a seat.

Good luck to all those with midwife appointments this week smile

16 weeks

Yay to the end of ms sunshine! Looks like there's some hope for me yet - I was fearing that if I still had it now it would hang around til the bitter end...

15+6

I always sleep on my back and can't sleep any other way. Last time I just increased my pillows until I was propped up really well. I used a triangle pillow too, which helped to keep me proper up a bit.

photographerlady Mon 28-Jan-13 09:17:14

Oh quick question: Anyone still taking pre-nat vitamins? Just a little worried about my iron but going to up my intake of cashews (which I LOVE), brazils, apricots and wholegrains.

BB01 Mon 28-Jan-13 09:29:40

Flying, really hope the bleeding stops or that you can get some more reassurance soon.

Devil, such a shame about your cat. I don't know about you but whenever I have pets they feel like a proper part of the family...it's hard to imagine if you don't have any but they really do!

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 09:52:52

Photographerlady - definitely get the badge - its like a magic badge honestly!
Am still taking prenatal vits as they are good for Vitamin D which is quite hard to get at this time of year (esp as am stuck in an office for the time the sun is out) and want to keep my zinc levels up as 2 baby boys have depleted my body's zinc stores rather.

Paolocee - brave man making that crane joke! Donna is normally quite fit isnt she so seeing her body grow in this way may well be freaking her out. I was uber fit before having DS1 (used to kickbox and train 5 times a day) and once I had embraced that there was absolutely nothing I could do but accept it actually quite liked watching my body get into the most extraordinary shapes. Make sure she moisturises her bump (and hip area) lots to help reduce chances of getting stretch marks - not sure it does reduce the chances all that much, but its a nice way to embrace the changes and I find its great for connecting with your growing baby/babies.

Marimama- ROLF at your DH waking you up out of habit. Not sure my poor DH would dare...

Persuasion Mon 28-Jan-13 12:19:22

photographer I'm still taking vits. Me and DH have always taken multivits, would seem odd to me to stop now I'm pregnant. Mainly for the zinc, iron and vitamin D as others mentioned.

devil I'm thinking of you and devilcat. My cat was sitting up comforting me at 2 in the morning on saturday night when I was awake for 2 hours with horribly painful trapped wind. He makes me so happy I can't imagine coping without him!

flying I have my fingers crossed for you. Hopefully it's one of those harmless but annoying things and all will be fine.

I'm on my phone at work so can't go back too far but am glad generally people seem to be feeling a bit better and all seems to be going well. My newest symptom seems to be tingly boobs. Any ideas?

OhGood Mon 28-Jan-13 12:21:33

flying how are you coping with this? I am still reeling from my experience and every time I see midwife/doc I think 'oh god when are they going to tell me the bad news'. Are there any more theories as to what's going on?

cheekbyjowl Mon 28-Jan-13 12:33:47

@Slouchingpanda you didn't leave jl brochure on tube did you? I picked up one someone had,left yesterday. I almost missed my stop as my eyes were too glazed over with the cost! Cor blimey. Second hand it is then!

Speaking of hand me downs I've been blessed with offers of cots etc but some are 30yrs old. I'm really grateful for gesture but wondering whether safety standards have changed. Does anyone know where I can check?

@photographer I was thinking the same about badge but since I dont have a bump yet I would,feel like a fraud I think. Might wait till I have trouble standing.

BadMissM Mon 28-Jan-13 13:16:45

Cost of buggies frankly terrifying. I need one as small as possible, and as folding as possible as am --a short arse- quite small, and I don't drive. Also have pain problems, so needs to be as light as possible. Was looking at the Maclarens...

I'm going to have to get everything new...DD is 14, and all her baby stuff was left in France. Pity, as some of it was lovely and unisex.... Don't have any family even with LOs, DD one of the youngest...

I got some amazing dipped-hem tops in Primark yesterday...not maternity but plenty of room and plenty long enough....

This town full of retired grannies. If you take a seat on the bus, they look at you like you have murdered someone.... Waiting for the stand-off when I have a bigger bump!

Abzs Mon 28-Jan-13 14:02:56

cheek I was wondering that too. My dad still has my cot. Obviously would need a new mattress and repainting, but would anything else have actually changed that radically? Am I so naive to think a cot is a cot is a cot?

Grannyapple Mon 28-Jan-13 14:04:31

Hi ladies...hope everyone is well? Finally have a proper bump now & people are commenting on it...now wondering how big I will actually get shock

Back to work for a rest today....did a burns supper/lunch gathering yesterday for my nct friends....16 adults & 10 toddlers, running riot!! So glad to be back at work for the peace & quiet!!

Feeling tired & defo think I have sciatica....off work tottie as having a spa day with one of my mum friends who is also pg (due Apr)...might ask therapist to focus on my lower back...

Ooh just had a bit of good news from work...apparently they cover my childcare vouchers whilst I'm on SMP as they are legally obliged to & SMP is seen as a 'benefit' (as in govt benefit) & therefore cannot be sacrificed as such....means I can put DS into nursery 2days/wk whilst off, instead of only 1 grin

15 + 3 smile

esme80 Mon 28-Jan-13 14:19:46

granny sorry about the sciatica, sounds painful. Enjoy spa! Not jealous at all...

Surely if you cleaned, repainted an old cot and as long as the new mattess fit well it would be fine? I say go for it, so much to buy w first one I would take what you can thats free...

Grannyapple Mon 28-Jan-13 14:22:02

Sorry just re read that post...should say having a spa day tomorrow, not tottie (I am one at times....for non Scottish people, tottie is short for potato grin)

SlouchingPanda Mon 28-Jan-13 14:38:46

Not guilty, CheekByJowl - I definitely have it at home and have gone shock at it several times since! Gumtree is my friend...

MrsRoss26 Mon 28-Jan-13 14:54:58

I'm jealous of all you ladies with bumps emerging! I can't figure out how much of mine is pre-/pregnancy weight and how much is emergent bump.

I suspect I have he beginnings of back pain after sitting. Must move around more!

15+5

photographerlady Mon 28-Jan-13 15:30:04

Work day going soooooo slow. Has anyone signed up to any baby/parent packs online? I just signed up for boots but any more worth a sign up?

elliejjtiny Mon 28-Jan-13 16:10:33

I've done boots but that's it, most of them involve getting a lot of junk mail [cynical emoticon]

Has anyone else been getting boy/girl preference comments? I have 3 boys and people keep saying "so you'll be wanting a girl this time" and even randoms who don't know I'm pregnant see me with 3 boys and ask me when I'm going to start trying for a girl, argh. I don't care what I have although if I had to choose I think I would have another boy as we have a boys name picked that we both love and a girls name that DH loves and I like a lot.

Calmisthemantra Mon 28-Jan-13 16:24:47

Who was saying about tingly boobs? (on phone and can't see) my nipples have been erect since the startblush really uncomfortable and embarrassing when they stick through my clothes as all my non wired bras are thin. Sob.

I'm now 16+4 and still don't think I'm feeling any movements sad trying not to worry - I forgot this stage of pregnancy turns me into a worrying mess. Maybe my placenta is anterior this time. Can't wait to feel movements as its so lovely and comforting. I'm tall (5ff11) so dd never really got near my ribs!

Anyone else addicted to toast? It has to be almost cold with butter and/or marmitegrin

flyingsprocket Mon 28-Jan-13 16:25:43

ellie I've been getting a few quite forceful- which would you prefer questions. We're hoping to find out at our next scan. I think because I'm not the girliest of girls people assume I'd like a boy. Is anyone paying for an earlier scan to find out the sex?

Also had my first "was it planned?" recently, from somebody I didn't know! I'm clearly old enough at 34, I wonder is it because I don't have a ring on my finger?!

The bleeding is annoying but I haven't had any pain associated with it so hopefully it's one of those things. My OBS friend said it's often caused by a low lying placenta but that's not something they check for at 12 weeks.

13+6

ellie MIL told me that "two girls would be fantastic" and "another girl would be perfect", to which I replied that I found having a younger brother was pretty perfect too and I really don't mind what I have. She was really putting on the pressure for me to find out what we're expecting too which only makes me dig my heels in more apparently its SO much better if you find out.....

I went a bit crazy in H&M today. Went in for leggings. Tried on some maternity jeans and couldn't believe how comfortable they were. How did I manage without them before??? I got 2 pairs of jeans AND the leggings.

I'm still taking the frolic acid too. I know you only need to take it until 12 weeks, but it'll be wasted otherwise....

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 16:38:15

Ellie - I have 2 boys and have lots count of the number of people saying they think I'm going for a girl. I dont mind (though would sort of prefer another boy as I know what to do with them now!) so it is rather annoying me. too..

Tingly boobs might mean the milk ducts warming up - or the boobs growing - or just a reaction to the current v cold weather. Calm - on the plus side there are plenty of non-pregnant women suffering from erect nipple syndrome this January grin

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 16:38:53

X post Totally - glad you found some lovely new comfy trousers.

TomDaleysTrunks Mon 28-Jan-13 16:58:42

Afternoon all!

Another one getting comments about the sex of the baby. we have one DD ao people assume we are wanting a boy. We actually don't have a preference. It would be nice for DD to have a little sister or brother <shrugs>.

Tiredness is still lingering and managed to get extremely constipated. I probably took too many laxatives as have now gone the other way shock! I'm not sure how it happened as I'm eating loads of fruit and veg. Never mind!

14+2

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 17:05:00

Tom - are you drinking lots of fluids too? I find I get a bit bunged up if I forget to drink at least 2 litres a day. Hope the laxative effect passes soon though - sounds quite nasty!

TomDaleysTrunks Mon 28-Jan-13 17:26:47

Thanks dinky. Am drinking blinking loads, mostly water. Think it's just the slow GI Tract transit due to progesterone. <groans>

AmaDablam Mon 28-Jan-13 17:35:30

Evening ladies

Feeling a bit huffy as just got back from a really frustrating MW appointment. My faith in the NHS and the fact that having midwife care in one county and giving birth in another should not be an issue has been seriously shaken. First off it was not my allocated midwife (despite making an appointment at a different surgery to usual, just so I could see her). Then, they couldn't get my results from booking in up on the screen due to the different county thing, so the MW had to ring the hospital (after ringing a colleague to find out the number) and speak to three different departments to get the results. Except that they had no record of my blood group and antibodies tests. Then, I was supposed to be having bloods taken for the triple test today but this MW couldn't do that because they have a "different system" for taking blood at my hospital, which she hasn't been trained in (who knew, I thought a blood test was a blood test). Grrrrr. Anyway, after all that palaver I felt really rushed and only asked about half the questions I had on my list. Sigh...

OK rant over!

Cheekbyjowl and others who have commented on older hand-me-downs, my parents are trying to persuade us to have my old cot which they've kept in the loft all these years, bless them. It's a very sweet idea, and one I quite like in a way, but I think I will politely decline, especially after my dad commented that it may have gone a bit rusty! I think my main worry would be that the paint they used in the 70's may not be as child-proof as the ones they use now. But, to be fair, I am still here to tell the tale!

photographer I'm still taking antenatal vitamins as I was worried about my diet being so crap whilst suffering with MS. However, now it's got much better and I'm eating loads of fruit and veg again, I intend to save a few pennies and switch to just vitamin D when this pack runs out in about 2 weeks.

15+1

Beginningofthejourney Mon 28-Jan-13 17:55:27

Just back from scan, all seems good, i'm just a little concerned the head circumference seems to be over the 95th centile hoping it doesn't keep growing at that rate, the consultant didn't have any concerns!

I've also had the 'was it planned comment' as I have not ring either! As this is an IVF baby I can safely say it was very much planned! Also had the would you prefer a boy or girl comments and if I use he or she people leap on it. I don't intend to find out although I near saw today as consultant was trying to check the cord between baby's legs but he/she kept them firmly shut!

I'm hoping to use a crib that my grandad made for when I was born, haven't got it out of mums loft yet to see what it's like though.

I still haven't put myself on the list, will remember one day when the computer is on.
16+4

shelley72 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:10:41

i have also been getting the 'what are you hoping for' comments, which are driving me slightly mad. we have one of each, so i am not sure why i should have a preference though i know which one is easier. and my hairdresser asked if it was planned, even though i spent most of last year going on about how a third DC would be nice. Am 40 so you would think that people would realise that i dont have time on my side for these things!

i am still taking the preg vits photographerlady - i think at some point (entering third tri?) i usually take the ones with the omega 3 too. i also take spatone for iron as was v low on iron post birth last time around and on the lower side of normal this time at booking. and finally calcium and vit D as have been dairy free due to feeding DD so was advised to take quite a high dose by the hosp. just gone back to dairy recently so hopefully as soon as the pack is finished i should be ok. have been pregnant/ BF for what seems like FOREVER. one day i will be back to normal!

AmaDablam Mon 28-Jan-13 18:12:47

I've had a few people asking "was it planned?" too and I'm married! I think it's just one of those questions some people feel the right/need to ask. I've also been surprised by the first words out of several people's mouths after "congratulations" have been "do you know/are you going to find out what you're having?" As it's our first people haven't really made assumptions about what we'd prefer, but I can imagine it's really frustrating when they do.

Feel a bit sheepish for my rant earlier. At the end of the day I'm (so far) having a very straightforward pregnancy and for that I am very grateful. I seem to have cured my mini-rage anyway by stuffing my face full of opal fruits (yes I know they are called starburst now but they're still opal fruits to me!)

shelley72 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:17:20

ana no, you rant away. i had my booking bloods taken three times last time as they got 'lost' (same area and everything) so nothing surprises me any more!

and you do know, dont you, that once you have your first child, you will be questioned as to when you are having another! as soon as you are pg it seems you are public property! perfect your 'smile and nod' action now. it will come in handy come july smile

and they will always be opal fruits!

SundaySunshine Mon 28-Jan-13 18:18:49

Ama the MW situation sounds really frustrating. I've chosen to give birth in the county next door, but I also have my MW appointments at that hospital. They have said I can have local MW, but I felt I wanted to keep with the same MW team, I guess I was subconsciously wary of all the possible cock ups that could happen.

Photographer I'm taking pregnacare mainly because my diet has been so crappy, and also because I didn't manage to keep any supplements down during the raging MS, so trying to make up for it now.

beginning great news on your good scan. I did wince a little for you re head circumference grin

AmaDablam Mon 28-Jan-13 18:41:26

Thanks ladies.

Haha yes, Shelley I know all of this, mostly because I have been guilty of asking the exact same question of various friends. I try not to do it now, especially after I realised how annoying it was when, as soon as I got back from honeymoon 18 months ago, people started asking if we were TTC yet! Oh, and I got asked the other day "so do you want a big family then?" Firstly, err, one thing at a time. Secondly at getting on for 36 I'm just grateful to have conceived DC1 with relative ease. I make no assumptions that further DCs will follow whether wished for or not, so why would others do so? confused

photographerlady Mon 28-Jan-13 18:59:46

Thanks ladies, I'm vegetarian but been lacking any adventurous eating... Ok I've been living on toast, raw fruit and veg. Oh snacking on crisps.. So going to make more of an effort and take my vitamins again.

beginning firstly congrats on your pregnancy. I do I hear you on the stupied question front. I took off two months for IVF/egg share and my boss still asked if it was planned. He's a bit simple and after treatment didn't work I went quiet for months, I took clomid as a last resort thankfully only took one cycle and here I am smile

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 19:14:23

Ama - with Ds1 my records were lost several times - all in the same hospital! V v annoying so no wonder you are feeling the rage.

Glad your scan went well Beginning - plenty of time for the baby's head to go down a percentile or 5 before D-day!

Huffpot Mon 28-Jan-13 19:49:21

Hi sticks head around corner

Can I join?

I'm due on the 27th July with DC3! Eeeek!

flyingsprocket Mon 28-Jan-13 19:56:52

Hi huffpot welcome brew

TomDaleysTrunks Mon 28-Jan-13 20:31:17

<waves to huffpot> hello my old pal! We even have the same due date! (it's facecrack/cheese btw)

CitizenOscar Mon 28-Jan-13 20:47:12

Badmissm - have you looked at city jogger mini (or baby city jogger, something like that can't remember exact name)? Apparently super easy to fold & look a bit more comfy than Maclarens (I think you can steer it one handed which you can't with maclaren, useful if you want to push and drink or text or hold an umbrella).

hello all, v brief as knackered (dh set his alarm for every hour last night by mistake...). went to look at uppababy cruz and vista today-what i gleaned in the10 mins b4 had to get dd from school is that cruz is the newer version and is slimmer so easier for bus, vista won't go in front doors of a bus-no brainer in london. also, sadly the cruz isn't recommended by uppababy for night sleeping as not ventilated from below unlike the vista-hmm would it be fine anyway or would i spend nights worrying? amazing shop btw-called Huggle, in north london.
right sleep

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 21:15:17

Welcome Huffpot - hope all well with you.

Princess llama - Juggle is lovely isn't it! Check out the classes with your baby if you live near there - I used to take DS1 to Neil's music class before I went back to work and loved it (he kept going till he was 3).

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 21:15:57

Frigging autocorrect - meant Huggle!

lizincornwall Mon 28-Jan-13 21:17:27

Hi girls, glad I found you!
Rant away - things can get so frustrating, especially with appointments that you psyche yourself up for, that you need to let off steam somewhere wink

Has anyone trried hypobirthing? I saw questions about it earlier, but who's tried it? We've booked it this time around as i feel i panicked & forgot everything had a difficult labour the first time, so am aiming for a calmer approach this time. Dillusional?

lizincornwall Mon 28-Jan-13 21:18:36

Oh, just changing my due date to 2 weeks later (seems so far!!!)

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
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
Lizincornwall - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

Cutandstick Mon 28-Jan-13 21:24:04

Hi all, any recommendations for maternity pillow. I'm a back sleeper trying to convert to a side - any side would do! Something that's useful and reasonably priced would be good!
After much dilemmaing about whether I'm 'fussing', saw GP today about my stupidly painful ribs that have been keeping me up at night (Grrrr!). Apparently some cartilage is inflamed, after a very thorough check its not a clot... Nothing to do with baby. Get home and DP says 'you're going to have to get used to being uncomfortable' angry ahhhhhhhh! If he only realised how much else IS uncomfortable and I know is 'normal', that after the MW said the ribs weren't normal I out off the docs for 2 more weeks for fear of fussing, and the lack of sleep from rib pain has turned me into this ranting bitch crazed halfwit.
Paracetamol by my side and the osteopath booked for Friday I am planning to SLEEP!
Maybe I should be on the is this unreasonable thread! Lol! Night x

Cheeseandbread Mon 28-Jan-13 21:37:26

I can't remember who was asking about boobs (am on my phone) but I too have had erect nipples from the beginning. I also have tingling daily.

I thought I may have felt a flutter just now probably just indigestion
Also I've been told I have an anterior placenta so probably won't feel anything for a bit.

lizincornwall Mon 28-Jan-13 21:43:42

Hey cutsndstick, i'm trying the John Lewis v-shaped pillow this time. Only just getting used to it - it's VERY plump.
Borrowed a dream genie from a friend last time, & i have to say it was really comfy (but i couldn't justify buying one!)

CitizenOscar Mon 28-Jan-13 21:44:32

Lizincornwall - I did hypnobirthing last time. Did help me keep calm during long (2 day) early stage but transferring to hospital at 6-7cm basically destroyed my mental calm. An thinking about how to retrain myself for this time. Might try a natal hypnotherapy CD or something.

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 22:00:49

Liz - did hypnobirthing for ds2's birth and was money well spent IME.

Cut - I have a dream genii from before - comfy but you could get lots of pillows to wedge you in place for less money...

dinkystinky Mon 28-Jan-13 22:03:26

PS you will use pillows lots in the early days of bring so can put them to use again...

paolocee Mon 28-Jan-13 22:09:33

dinkystinky Yes, she's slathering herself with Bio-oil every night. She's actually totally fascinated with how her body's changing. It's really nice.

MarieKL Mon 28-Jan-13 22:33:02

hi all and welcome Huffpot. I'm all for hearing about everyone's rants, makes me feel less insane for having one or two of my own smile Ama - I hope things get better from here on. What a pain.

BadMissM I had the city mini Citizen mentioned. It's fab. I'm not fit but it folds so well and isn't too heavy so I could get it up the 40 steps at our local train station whilst carrying DS at 12mths and a change bag and work stuff! Only disadvantage is wheelbase is too wide to fit through front doors on London buses but guess that's not really a problem for you. Steering with one hand is definitely a big advantage though, particularly if you're baby decides miles from home they don't like the pram and you've forgotten the sling!

On vits my Midwife said I could get one of the better brands direct from them for just 90p. Still using up the pregnacare ones I brought in early pg, as keep forgetting to take them but will get midwife ones when I've finished these to make up for rotten diet!

BooStar Mon 28-Jan-13 23:31:10

Wow! I'm away for five days & it takes me nearly 2 hours to catch up with the end of the old thread and this shiny new one!

Just coming out of a particularly bad virus. Pounding head, aching joints and limbs, throat that feels like its been attacked by a cheesegrater!
Combined with an active & boisterous 2.5yr old and an absent husband it's been a hellish couple of days.
Oh for the days of illness meaning hardcore painkillers & watching romcoms in bed rather than rubbish paracetamol & a marathon cbeebies session!!

I wish I had the sort of brain that could remember specific posts from specific people & reply accordingly but my last 2 hours reading is already spinning around in my head and being confuddled!

However, I did want to respond to those who mentioned having the rage and being massively emotionally unstable. I've felt this so much more with this pregnancy - I mean I was a bit more teary than normal when carrying my DS and definitely felt a bit homornal but nothing like this pregnancy! I'm finding myself unbearable let alone my poor DH!
Anyway I was chatting to my friend about it this weekend & she categorically told me I was having a girl. She experienced exactly the same with her second pregnancy (girl) but not with her first (boy). She thinks its to do with all the extra estrogen.
It's very anecdotal and has no scientific foundation but I'd be interested to see out of our group whether it corresponds!

15 + 4
(Really need to update my due date to 18th July - I've known now for weeks!!)

Cheeseandbread Tue 29-Jan-13 06:50:48

Welcome to those just joined.

Does anyone know of any 3 wheel pushchairs/systems with non-pnumatic wheels? I've heard that the pnumatic ones puncture easily and always need to be filled up with air... Maybe this isn't true though? Still no idea what to get, although DH is slightly more interested now his Dad has given us some money towards getting one...

Cheeseandbread Tue 29-Jan-13 06:53:23

Sorry you've been poorly Boo glad you are on the road to recovery.

photographerlady Tue 29-Jan-13 07:19:19

Glad you are feeling better Boo.

I am not sure how you ladies with little ones do it. I'm in bed by nine and still dog tired throughout the whole day.

MightBeMad Tue 29-Jan-13 08:29:49

Morning ladies!

Boo, I'm also finding this second pg much more emotional than my first. However, dc1 is a dd, so I'm not sure where that leaves your friend's theory? Maybe I'm the exception that proves the rule?

15 weeks today eek!! grin

dinkystinky Tue 29-Jan-13 09:02:41

Boo, MightbeMad - it may well be the knackeredness and emotional rollercoaster of already having a toddler/prescholer in your life is making you abit more emotional than before, rather than to do with having a boy or girl growing inside. Glad you're starting to feel better Boo - it sucks feeling ill when you cant take anything AND you have to entertain a 2 foot tall tyrant!

Cheese - check out the bestbuggy.co.uk website - I think you can look at all the different types of 3 wheelers on there and it gives the specs so you can see which are non-pneumatic wheels. I had a 3 wheeler quinny buzz with DS1 - dont remember getting punctures..

photographerlady Tue 29-Jan-13 09:12:54

Someone please take my debit card away from me on payday. I keep buying cloth nappies... I think I have enough for the first year now. So addictive. Anyone else going cloth? I got a mix of littlelambs, itties, BG... and lots of preloved prefold and covers for newborn smile

flyingsprocket Tue 29-Jan-13 09:14:44

What's the main difference between 3 wheels v 4? I think I would like to get a buggy that can be a jogger.

14 weeks today!

Abzs Tue 29-Jan-13 09:19:59

I'm off to get scanned and see the doctor again this morning.

Hoping that the JCB over the road doesn't mean the house builders have cut me off from the bus stop by digging up the footpath.

notprincesskate Tue 29-Jan-13 09:54:31

photo I'm also a cloth bum mum, have a mixture of tot bots bamboozles and BG (which sadly all need new elastic and Velcro or snaps now sad) for DD, so thinking of boosting my collection with some tot bots easy fits and fixing up my BG- looks soooo easy on u tube!, as DD will probably still be in nappies at least at night for a bit. Sadly my washing machine has died at the mo, so being severely tested with my addiction, I just seem to be spend spend spend at the moment and none of it is exciting nice things just fixing everything we already own, its eating massively into my maternity savings angry, rant over back to my washing machine research!

dinkystinky Tue 29-Jan-13 09:59:25

Flying - you need a specific running buggy - really big wheels, three wheeler, pneumatic tyres, good suspension - normal pushchairs arent up to the job.

Photo - as we do 2 laundry loads a day already, not sure I'd be able to cope with cloth nappies increasing our washing mountain. Plenty of my friends are addicted to cloth nappies though - the padded big bums that babies have in them are so cute!

Cheese I've never had any problems with the wheels on my quinny buzz 3 either, but it wouldn't be much use for jogging.

Ahaha photographer I've spent the last couple weeks doing the same thing! I've discovered it is soooo addictive - I dread to think what I'll be like once baby is actually here! Don't even want to admit how much I've spent - some new but prewashed from eBay, some in sales. Just wanted a range of different types to try out, then ended up going a bit crazy... confused

BadMissM Tue 29-Jan-13 11:08:57

You've all been busy!

Will go and have a look at the City Mini Citizen, MarieKL Though would have to check it went on the buses here (I don't drive).... any buggy/pram I have needs to be small, light, go from birth upwards, and preferably fold in both directions (we live in a Victorian terraced house, with the narrowest hallway in the world, and after watching my friend attempt to do a 97 point turn with her buggy to get it in....). I also don't drive, so it needs to go on a bus/train and possibly sometimes tube....even though I now live in back of beyond, London is where my family are....

Umming and Ahhing about cloth nappies....

In other news, now on the diabetic medication, finally....

elliejjtiny Tue 29-Jan-13 11:29:49

cheese I have pneumatic wheels on my 3 wheeler but I have recently got slime filled inner tubes which have reduced the punctures by loads.

photographer I use a mixture of cloth and disposable. My favourites are the itti bitti d'lish ones, mainly because they come in bright colours and are fluffy [shallow emoticon]

Yesterday some random old woman on the bus saw DS3 and asked me if I had any others etc. When I said he was my 3rd boy she started saying things like "oh what a shame" and "you need a girl to go shopping with". Then she patted me on the arm and said "you need to get your DH some tighter pants, love. That'll keep his beneaths nice and hot and then you'll get a girl" shock. What is it with these people. I hadn't said I was pregnant, goodness knows what she would have said then.

I always thought having the rage meant boy and crying a lot meant girl but I've had a mixture of both in all my pregnancies.

SlouchingPanda Tue 29-Jan-13 12:02:15

grin at "his beneaths".

Seriously though, why don't people just butt out! It is none of their business!! Am lucky this is my first so no-one has an opinion on what gender it's ok for me to have!

I've got The Rage angry haven't I? Almost certainly a boy then... Actually I have a sneaky feeling it is a boy, but we'll see in July...

16+5 (and wondering if I'm starting to feel movements! Exciting!).

specialknickers Tue 29-Jan-13 12:08:56

LOLing at the daft old bat on the bus ellie... I'd have told her I loathe shopping (tis true). I find this idea that if you've got lots of boys you need a girl to sprinkle fluffy pink pixie dust everywhere really quite offensive. I'd love a house full of boys myself (grew up with brothers, maybe it just feels normal to me).

specialknickers Tue 29-Jan-13 12:25:20

Can't remember who asked about preg cigs originally but am still taking mine... Got the pregnacare ones with omega 3 oils yesterday because they'd run out of the normal sort in Asia because I hardly ever manage to east oily fish. Can't see that it would do any harm (apart from to your bank balance of course).

Anyone got any good pregnancy pillow suggestions? I can't find my old one and have baulked at the cost of the dream genie...

specialknickers Tue 29-Jan-13 12:26:15

Vits! Vitamins, not cigs in pregnancy fgs. Bloody iPad.

photographerlady Tue 29-Jan-13 13:21:46

Geez I am not looking forward to creepy people coming up to me in the street ellie. grin

dinkystinky Tue 29-Jan-13 13:50:26

Lol at the crazy old lady on the bus Ellie!

grin at pregnancy cigs!

specialknickers my SIL swears by her belly bean maternity pillow, but she's in Australia. You could probably get something similar over here, but I don't know what it'd be called.....

CottonSock Tue 29-Jan-13 14:27:26

Lol at the bus lady and cigs! I'm taking the ones midwife gave me.

Thanks for the oyster feedback. I always get nervous after reading any negative reviews. Decision been easier now I realise that one pushchair can't do everything

Thinkingof4 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:31:17

I've been getting all the 'are you trying for a girl this time then/ do you think you'll get 'your girl' type comments too. I suppose it's better than '4 children are you mental!' type thing!!
I'm another cloth nappy lover here. Ive always used tots bots and fleece liners plus motherease wraps. I'm actually looking forward to getting the size 1s out of the loft again, how sad is that. There is just nothing cuter than old style tots bots fluffles- think baby on fairy washing up bottle (do they still even use that image!)
I bought most of mine from eBay or other used nappy sites and they have been very well used esp with first 2 being in nappies till age 3! I wonder how much money I saved over the years!!

Thinkingof4 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:34:53

Oh re pregnancy vits I'm taking cheap ones made by valupak which I found on amazon, seem to have all the same stuff in them (not omega stuff) and I seem to tolerate them better than pregnacare

photographerlady Tue 29-Jan-13 15:29:52

So my boss passed my review on to my co-manager to do. After I was meant to have it three weeks ago her (co-manager) and I just talked about work in general and it wasn't really a review. I feel like I've been pushed off since I will be on leave later this year, I don't know what I am meant to do cause she didn't and I guess really couldn't talk about salary increases.

Handing in my letter this week for mat leave. I hope to take all my holiday I am owed and be out the door by the last week of April. What a bunch of... will work on turning down my hormones.

trustissues75 Tue 29-Jan-13 16:37:40

Hello all

Can I join in? I had no idea this forum was here!

37, ds1 just turned 8. Edd July 11th. Recently moved to East Leicester and know virtually no one. Planning a home water birth. Been having to take it easy and bored out of my brain!

orangebubbles Tue 29-Jan-13 17:02:40

Been so busy I had to come here to see how pregnant I actually was!!! Then realised hadn't even updated list since 12 week scan put me back 2 days!!! So here's new list and I think that makes me 15+1 (all a bit immaterial really as I'm seeing consultant beginning of Feb to discuss elective on medical grounds. Far cry from my perfect home birth last time round).
Hope you are all well, will try and catch up over next week or so smile

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
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
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
AllYoursBabooshka - 22nd July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 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
Lizincornwall - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

MrsRoss26 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:19:26

marks place

This place moves fast!grin

trickybarmby Tue 29-Jan-13 18:27:45

thank you so much cheese and bread! I'm on my 3rd child but for some reason am worrying a million times more than I did with the other two! unless rose tinted spectacles have just made me forget! I have 2 boys already and am sick of people presuming I'm desperate for a girl! I reaaaallly don't mind! in some ways it'd be easier to have a 3rd boy as I know what to do with them! that and I have 8 years worth of boys stuff in my loft! x

trickybarmby Tue 29-Jan-13 18:29:28

p.s. can't add myself to the due dates list cos im always on my phone but I'm due 31st July, so 13w 5 x

Huffpot Tue 29-Jan-13 18:48:34

Hi TomDaleysTrunks. How funny is the same due date?!

I have 2 DS's already and DP would love a girl so lets wait and see.

Ahhh the rage. Thats been striking me badly...Its quite scary how it takes over!shock

AmaDablam Tue 29-Jan-13 19:55:53

Evening! Welcome Huffpot and Trustissues. Good to see you again too Orangebubbles, hope you're OK.

Thanks for the rant sympathy. As someone said I think it's when you get psyched up for something then it doesn't happen, even something as simple as a blood test, it knocks you sideways a bit at a time when you're already feeling a bit delicate. Anyway, I have blood tests re-booked for tomorrow for the triple test and ones that got lost so it's all good, hopefully.

grin at the pregnancy cigs! I thought it might be one of those nicotine replacement inhalor things especially for pg ladies trying to give up!

Following the cloth nappies conversation with interest. I really like the idea of using them, whilst disposables really don't sit well with my "green" tendencies. However, I do worry about getting them dry when the weather isn't good enough to hang them out. We don't have a tumble dryer or anywhere really to put one, and it's going to be tricky enough finding the indoor space to dry the baby's clothes, let alone a load of nappies each day. A friend has kindly offered me her cloth nappies so I was thinking about maybe trying to just use one or two a day and the rest disposables and see how we go. Ellie how has it worked for you using some of each?

Got a proper little bump going on today smile, although for anyone that doesn't know I'm pg it probably just looks like I ate all the pies!

15+2

dinkystinky Tue 29-Jan-13 20:01:41

Hmm Photographerlady that is really crap of your managers.v envious of you having so much holiday left to take pre maternity leave - our holiday year runs June to June so I have only a week to use pre-leave (have already booked in various school holiday timed breaks).

Welcome Trustissues - hope all going well with your pregnancy. Feel free to add yourself to the ever growing list up thread. Babies are a great ice breaker (look at all us total strangers nattering away on here!) so hopefully you will have a load of new friends v soon. Hope the move went well.

Runswithsquirrels Tue 29-Jan-13 20:19:26

I'm another in favour of cloth nappies. I think I'm going to get into one of those schemes where a company take the dirty ones and bring back clean ones! No worries about drying them and the washing machine won't be on the go so much. I think my London borough subsidise a scheme too. Research needed!

VinegarDrinker Tue 29-Jan-13 21:27:52

Yes most London boroughs give you a generous voucher towards cloth nappies. We use Onelife one size nappies with wraps and flushable liners. Haven't found it a problem drying nappies indoors (we are in a flat) although it is easier since we got our heated airer. We use disposables at night and for long trips out.

Found this about maternity pillows.

Sashabella0 Tue 29-Jan-13 22:16:57

London ladies, have a look at this for info on real nappies:

http://www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/

X

MarieKL Tue 29-Jan-13 22:50:16

Had to giggle at bus lady and pg cigs smile

Welcome to those joining us. Looks like the maternity wards are going to be busy in July.

All this cloth nappy talk is making me feel very ashamed, but I'm addicted to the convince of disposables so trying to convince myself that all that extra washing and tumble drying can't be good for the environment either! I guess it's whatever suits each of us best but I'm rather green with envy about everyone getting excited about buying nappies. Disposables just aren't that exciting!

Photographerlady - I agree, that's just not fair. You should still beable to discuss salary though, otherwise it could be seen as direct discrimination but I agree its tricky to bring up and will depend on your company's culture whether you take it forward or not. At least you don't have long too go before you start mat leave though.

18 +1

orangebubbles Tue 29-Jan-13 23:28:12

cloth nappies, pg cigs and employment issues... I'm getting there!!!

Anyone still exercising? I'm still running (jogging) a small amount but keeping up with spinning and gym workouts. I look like an elephant but it must all be air as the weight is not piling on according to the scales!!!

Boo mightbe another one here that is emotionally up and down. I am certain running around after DD just tips the balance some days when the exhaustion just kicks in and the spirits drop. Not helped by DH being O/S but there we go, not seen him for 12 weeks now sad

supershiv I had a home water birth for DD1 and it was beautiful, I didn't have any drugs, nothing at all. I used a tense machine from 1cm dilated until I got in the pool at 9cm. It was the most perfect experience I can imagine. If you want to ask any q's feel free or pm me. Pool in a box are great if you need to source a pool.

Welcome newbies smile

emblosion Wed 30-Jan-13 01:36:15

Hi all, just marking my place on the new thread smile.

Not much happening at this end, but have felt the baby kick a few times in the past week or so - v hard! It's a new sensation for me, as placenta was anterior with ds & didn't feel him v much throughout the entire pregnancy (and it was always more like shuffles and stretches than kicks!)

17+6 today, can't believe how quickly time is going - nearly halfway!

I'll do my best to catch up with the thread over the next couple of days. Hope you are all doing ok x

orangebubbles I'm still running, but not as far and much slower than I was before. I lost a bit of fitness in the first few weeks when I felt really tired & sick, so I'm now only running about 6-7k 3 times a week. I'm hoping to keep going as long as possible though.

Cheeseandbread Wed 30-Jan-13 07:16:44

Thanks for pushchair info dinky.

It's Wednesday- almost half way through the week! So tired , normally at work by now but finding it hard to leave the house today.

Hope everyone has good days.

15+4

photographerlady Wed 30-Jan-13 07:46:53

Morning all. Thanks for the advice on work I am going to give it a couple of days and see if my boss gives me a proper review.

DH made up some amazing breakfast. Ok it was egg and soldiers the same thing I had for dinner the two nights before but can't help it I'd have it three times a day of I could. I know part boiled eggs aren't idea for pregnancy but that's one rule I am finding tough. I only buy red lion stamped eggs which are meant to be better but it's hard to give up the dipping.

photographerlady Wed 30-Jan-13 07:48:08

geez lots of phone based errors there its far too early.

MightBeMad Wed 30-Jan-13 08:27:24

I'm envious of those still running. I was doing about 20km a week until 9 weeks but a doc friend convinced me to stop due to the extra stress it puts on a pg woman's pelvic floor. I had a rough delivery last time (epi, forceps, tearing) and she persuaded me that for a few months it's worth it to give up and do everything I can to ensure I come out the other side of this pg with my continence in tact blush. So I'm sticking with the gym, buggyfit, pregnancy exercise DVDs and <whispers> now I seem to have stopped bleeding, I'm going to get in the pool too.

BB01 Wed 30-Jan-13 08:59:14

Good to hear others are still running and impressed with the intensity! I haven't been out as much as I wanted to as finding my commute so absolutely exhausting - 40 mins fast walking a day with a bit of train and driving thrown in - which used to feel like nothing! Aiming for few miles twice a week but often it's just once. Still, even once makes me feel physically and mentally better and really want to keep it up at some level for as long as poss as would love to have it as a bit of 'me time' once baby's here. Also trying to do some muscle exercises/yoga/pilates at home. MightBeMad, sounds like you're doing loads still and it's good to do a variety too. Probably better for you physically, too. Have you tried ante natal aquaaerobics? Keep thinking about trying it out but it seems such an effort to get myself and swim stuff ready, drive 25 mins to nearest place that does it and faff about in changing rooms when running just involves getting kit on and leaving house!!

flyingsprocket Wed 30-Jan-13 09:13:45

I'm really missing jogging & cycling. As I'm still bleeding I've been told walking is all I can do. They have even suggested that if it stops perhaps jogging is too high impact. I have a stand so I can use my bike indoors but its not as fun.

I feel your boredom trustissues I've been trying to enjoy taking it easy & telling myself I won't get this time back. I'm a pilot & can't fly while I'm pregnant so I'm missing that too.

Sounds like another moany post from me! I'm not moaning though!

Loving the talk about cloth nappies- I'm interested but don't know where to start....

Oh & photographer I'm still eating runny eggs with soldiers too. I've developed a weird dislike of eggs anywhere but from my kitchen though!

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 09:22:10

MightbeMad - I think running for as long as you arent overdoing it (so dropping intensity and distance) and no other issues is ok as long as you're feeling up to it. But your friend is right - its not great for your pelvic floor and given your history it sounds like you're doing the right thing by changing your work outs. Hurrah for stopping bleeding - enjoy the pool.

Orangebubbles, I'm still exercising - bodycombat once a week, pilates once or twice a week, gym work out (re gym work out - you may need to start adapting weights work outs now you're in the second trimester and will definitely need to adapt as you get to the third trimester - there are some good pregnancy weight work out books available), weights/boxing session with a trainer once a week and pregnancy yoga once a week. Will keep up with bodycombat and gym work out until third trimester and see how I feel and then probably swap to other things.

MightBeMad Wed 30-Jan-13 11:05:45

Thanks all, I know it's the right decision for me but I do miss it. Still, DH and I have promised ourselves that we're going to enter a local santa fun run in December and do it with both babes in a double buggy grin Even if we just walk round, it at least gives me a target to aim for (I've promised myself that for my long term health I'm not going to start running again uuntil at least 3 months after delivery and take it gradually). We did an 8km last year with dc1 in the buggy (she would have been about 8 months) and she slept the whole way round! grin

BB, I was going to do aqua natal at my local pool but they've cancelled the class and I'm struggling to find another one, but I would really like to. will let you know what it's like if I manage it!

Abzs Wed 30-Jan-13 11:08:37

So envious of those still running! I haven't run since November. I had a massive and sudden drop off in fitness and energy at 8 weeks and haven't felt well enough to recover any. I think it may be too late now.

I'm considering trying a pilates/yoga dvd but suspect I wouldn't do it often enough.

If DH keeps going to intervals, I can swim at the same time and still keep in touch with friends form the running club.

BB01 Wed 30-Jan-13 11:46:03

Abzs, you could try speedwalking as an alternative, or try slow jogging alternated with walking??

Swimming supposed to be so good for you..much easier on your joints etc too.

I feel a bit left out as I had to quit the boot camp style class I did too...too much ab work lying down and rough stuff!! Unfortunately a lot of my social circle revolved round it so having to really make a big effort to keep in touch with people and make new friends.

MightBeMad, I thought there'd be classes all over the place but am also struggling to find ones nearby. Yes, keep me posted!The fun run sounds great and it's good to have a target, whatever that may be.

BB01 Wed 30-Jan-13 11:48:08

It's 11.45 and so far today I have eaten
Big bowl porridge
Choc flapjack
Handful almonds, raisins and 2 choc chips
2 big homemade sarnies with chicken, cheese and tomato
Packet of crisps
Apple
Ahhhhhrrrrrrr!!! Anyone else have days when they randomly cannot stop eating?? I always eat a lot but this really is ridiculous

VinegarDrinker Wed 30-Jan-13 11:52:46

Re exercise, after a seriously grim 1st trimester, I was back cycling to work (12 miles/day) until the snow hit. I feel very unfit now and desperate for the weather to improve enough for me to cycle regularly.

photographerlady Wed 30-Jan-13 11:54:57

I hear you BB01 Ive had egg and soldiers for breakfast, 2 peaches, 2 handfuls of dried apricots, then loads of dates and just polished off a snack side cashews. Oh look at that its lunch time!

16+2

MightBeMad Wed 30-Jan-13 12:10:39

BB, inspired by your comments, I think I may have just found a class!! It's with this company: http://www.turtletots.com/index.php they seem to have quite a few in the south east (don't know if that helps you??)

MightBeMad Wed 30-Jan-13 12:10:57
Beginningofthejourney Wed 30-Jan-13 12:11:27

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
Beginningofthejourney - 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
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
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
AllYoursBabooshka - 22nd July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 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
Lizincornwall - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
Trickybarmby - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

Finally remembered to add myself while on the computer, also added you Trickybarmby hope you dont mind?!

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 12:40:27

BB01 - pre-pregnancy I used to do plenty of hardcore exercise and had to drop the more hardcore stuff (kettle bells/circuits etc) so know how you feel. But I'm trying to see this time as one when I can and should slow things down and enjoy doing things which work for my changing body and know I will have plenty of time after the baby arrives to get my fitness levels back up. Am also munching away lots in this pregnancy - I find if I dont I tend to get heartburn so good excuse to snack little and often..

AmaDablam Wed 30-Jan-13 13:24:16

OK now I feel bad. Just went to have bloods re-done with MW#3 and found out the reason I couldn't see MW#1 (my allocated one) on Monday was because she's broken her leg in 3 places! And there's me ranting away about it on here blush! Why didn't MW#2 tell me?!

Also lost blood results seem to have mysteriously turned up now, so I only had to be relieved of one tube of blood today (triple test). Happy days, although not for the poor broken MW, obviously...

15+3

BB01 Wed 30-Jan-13 13:36:08

AmaDablam, oh dear, don't worry though - it's only natural you were disappointed!!

Dinkystinky glad it's not just me munching their way through the day and yes in a way it is nice to be able to do some more gentle exercise without feeling guilty for not giving my body a good pounding!!! Also getting body back to a better level of fitness after might be a nice way to have a project that's just yours and not baby related...that's the way I'm trying to think of it!

MightBeMad, brill - the class looks great! I'm up north so no good for me but the chances are there'll be something similar somewhere so I may take another look! Hope you manage to go along.

Photographerlady, yaay - ok, your choice of foodstuff sounds a bit healthier than mine (I am feeling partic naughty at the mo) but still, impressive before midday!!

Abzs Wed 30-Jan-13 14:15:54

<feels shamed by photographer's fruit consumption and goes to get apple>

MightBeMad Wed 30-Jan-13 14:16:10

The course isn't running due to lack of numbers sad humph!

photographerlady Wed 30-Jan-13 14:53:32

oh I am only playing teacher's pet because my diet has been appalling the last few weeks and I am going to have another round of bloods soon and really do not want to be told my iron is low. So its dried fruit and nuts but seeing I am greedy I am overdoing it and stuffing my face. I am so stubborn.

WeeS Wed 30-Jan-13 15:45:09

Hello everyone, I've only just found this thread!!

Due with my first on the 5th July. Havent a clue what I'm doing!

smile

orangebubbles Wed 30-Jan-13 15:47:07

See, it's the type of and quantity of crap going down my throat that is my motivation to keep exercising otherwise I'll be huge by 40 weeks!!!

Photographer I'm dribbling at the thought of soft boiled eggs... mmmmmm I treated myself to a lovely bacon sarnie this morning but oooh I would have loved a nice runny fried egg with that!

dinky yes I've given up weights for now, I'm just concentrating on cardio and core stability through pilate's based exercises.

flying must be very frustrating but I think walking and low impact is the way forward with the bleeding.

totally mightbe I'm barely achieveing a run more like a jog and I must confess it's a struggle and getting harder and harder but I am just chuffed I'm managing to at least try and every little helps.

Actually anyone still exercising don't forget that you should not be laying on your back after 16 weeks as it can restrict blood flow to baby. So things like sit ups etc are not recommended.

Ama Don't worry, you weren't to know and glad you didn't have to go through the whole thing again.

<waves to *emblosion>

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 15:48:28

Welcome WeeS - feel free to add yourself onto the due date list a few posts up..

Photographerlady - your diet sounds much healthier than the packet of haribos I just munched. Ate my bodweight in haribo when pregnant with DS2 too - and his dream diet is pretty much what you described you ate today. Whereas with DS1 I ate lots of fruit and veg and he just loves carbs and sweets. Go figure.

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 15:49:35

Ama - you so werent to know about your midwife's accident! Glad the PCT 's computers are workign this week though.

elliejjtiny Wed 30-Jan-13 17:08:47

Ama you couldn't have known your midwife had had an accident. I find doing a mixture of cloth and disposeable great because some of DS3's trousers don't fit over cloth so I use disposables then. There's less likely to be a "oh no, I've run out of nappies" situation when you have both kinds too and you end up with the best of both worlds.

I had my registrar appointment today. Registrar was quite dismissive I thought and completely ignored me when I said I didn't want the proper GTT if I still have morning sickness then but I would be willing to have the random finger prick test. I'll talk to the midwife on friday about that and see what she says. The anaesthetist was lovely though and even did my booking blood test for me.

17+5

BadMissM Wed 30-Jan-13 17:47:14

You're all so healthy with the exercise, it's making me tired to read it!!!

My diet had to go healthy because of the gestational diabetes.... so no cake for me!

pearlsthatwere Wed 30-Jan-13 18:23:54

New to Mumsnet and new to having babies - but I'm due on July 12 so thought I'd say hello here!

Just to pick up on the exercise thing, does anyone have thoughts about maternity swimwear? I'm not sure whether to go for a costume or a tankini; no idea how big I'll get, or if there are other practical things to consider.

trustissues75 Wed 30-Jan-13 18:51:50

Just adding myself in.

All this talk of exercise is making me feel guilty - and a little worried. DC1 was a non-eventful pregnancy with a non-eventful birth - I was 28 and very fit and healthy and was back into my normal clothes two weeks post birth and weighing the same as my wedding day. 8 years on and I'm 2 stone heavier and have been unable to step inside a gym for 2 years - I'm very worried that I'll get high blood pressure and all the other stuff that comes with not looking after my body. My diet is atrocious - used to practically live on veg and fruit smoothies, flax, whole grains etc...now I've developed a sugar craving that's at least 12 months into having its grip on me, I'm not overly keen on vegetables and have lost my love of cooking.

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
Beginningofthejourney - DC1 11th July
Trustissues75 - DC2 - 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
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
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
AllYoursBabooshka - 22nd July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 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
Lizincornwall - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
Trickybarmby - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 18:59:54

Welcome Pearls - add yourself and your due date to the list Trust just updated. If into serious swimming go for a proper maternity swim costume - if just for holidays go for a tankini (not v supportive in my experience but I have big boobs even when not pregnant so they are enormous by the end of 9 months of pregnancy!).

Trust - your body has given birth before so you known it can do it again. Maybe look on the pregnancy as an excuse to refind your cooking mojo and get into smoothies etc(gives you the sugar in a healthier way) if you are really worried about it.

TomDaleysTrunks Wed 30-Jan-13 19:39:38

Just had a quick scan back on my phone, Well done to all those running. I'm still getting my dizzy spells so haven't dared go running on my own. I'm managing Zumba twice a week plus taking DD for walks. Going to start antenatal aquarobics after I've passed my driving test.

Had a greedy day today; Cheerios and fruit for break, 2 pieces of peanut butter and jam on toast at 11, minestrone soup for lunch and stirfry for dinner (portion big enough for 2 people). Will probably need a snack pre bed! Urgh.

TomDaleysTrunks I felt very light headed in the first trimester and really dropped my distances (now running half my pre-pregnancy distances and much slower). I started running wearing flight socks and I really think it helped. They're just compression stockings, so help to stop the blood pooling in your legs. I know the muscle pump is meant to return all the blood anyway, so theoretically they shouldn't make any difference, but I really feel they helped. Probably just placebo effect, but it's working for me.

Silver15 Wed 30-Jan-13 20:03:34

Hello,

Been lurking for some time. Can I join please?

DC3 edd 28 July. Also I'm on the phone so can't add myself on to the list. Can someone help please.

TomDaleysTrunks Wed 30-Jan-13 20:10:01

Hi silver, welcome!

Thanks for the sock idea. I keep fainting, GP reckons its cos my BP is in my boots. Will give anything a go. smile

Abzs Wed 30-Jan-13 20:33:07

BadMissM you can have cake. You just need some diet appropriate baking recipes. My DGM has diabetes and always had lovely cakes (while she was able to bake for herself).

VinegarDrinker Wed 30-Jan-13 20:50:37

TomDaleysTrunks I couldn't survive being pregnant at work (especially on nights) without my TEDS. They really do help. As does necking huge volumes of ice cold water.

Supershiv1 Wed 30-Jan-13 21:11:37

Crikey!
There's a few missing from the list now (WEES, SILVER, HUFFS.......)not sure if it was crossposted at some point and people have been knocked off...?
I still haven't changed my EDD to 27th (I felt like I was 12 wks forever, 10days I have been put back in all).

Have been in Worcester with work and have been checking out every buggy that goes past. I look like some sort of buggy/child stalker...

Supershiv when I was pregnant with DD, DH and my brother were in town together and approached a random couple to ask about their buggy. DH started by saying "we're expecting a baby...." then quickly "Oh no! Me and his sister are expecting a baby!" and then quizzed them about their buggy.

TomDaleysTrunks Wed 30-Jan-13 21:29:46

I've got a mamas and papas sola and it's pretty good. No real concerns, basket a bit small but never really used it!

Nights are a killer when pregs, I find it exhausting beyond belief. Water, water, water.

Haven't added myself to list yet as always on my phone - will do next time I load the computer though.

MarieKL Wed 30-Jan-13 21:53:08

Welcome to WeeS, Pearl and Sliver

Sorry I can't remember who said it but I have a serious sugar craving as well and like BBO1 I've eaten a ridiculous amount today. So far bowl of cereal, banana, packet of crisps, creme egg, sausage sandwich, jelly fruit sweets, apple, another creme egg (dame those special offers) cupcake and just had Indian take away as we had a minor gas gas leak so couldn't use the oven!

Feeling guilty as walked 4 miles every day when pg with DS but now just walk between the car park and office and struggle to find a good time to fit in any sort of exercise in the evening! Looks like my contract will definitely end in March though so hoping I'll have a few months to do some exercise whilst DS is at pre-school.

Which reminds me TotallyEggsFlipped any news on your possible job?

MarieKL Wed 30-Jan-13 21:57:42

TomDaleysTrunks and SuperShiv I had something similar with my mum. She use to change queues at the supermarket or run up the street after complete strangers to ask them about their buggy smile

Only thing is I found myself doing a similar thing when considering scooters for DS. Must run in the genes blush

SlouchingPanda Wed 30-Jan-13 22:48:07

When do you plan to stop working nights, VinegarDrinker and TomDaleysTrunks? I have been in a cushy 8-5 post for a few months, but back to my normal rota on Monday (starting with a 12h shocker). Nights looming later in Feb. Normally I cope ok usually by eating, but not done them pregnant yet... will definitely seek out some TEDS and keep hydrated. Any other tips?

16+6 - MW appt tomorrow grin

Cheeseandbread Thu 31-Jan-13 03:17:55

"3 O'Clock in the morning and it looks like its going to be another sleepless night..."

I find I get extra thirsty in the night too- anyone else?

I like the updates everyone keeps putting about pushchairs. Totally your post made me giggle smile the more info the better. I've turned into a stalker of pushchairs... Might start running after people soon.

I can't wait to feel kicks like some of you. I've been told I have an anterior placenta though... Anyone else had this before... When did you start feeling kicks?

Happy Thursday! nearly the weekend

15+5

lizincornwall Thu 31-Jan-13 05:39:26

Cheeseandbread - hope you're soundly asleep now smile

I can't sleep for dreaming of pushchairs, more like nightmares. We went to try out a couple of double buggies today, and now my head is SWIMMING. Why isn't there a perfect pushchair? Any experience of the following buggies welcomed!

Out n about - recommended by friends with twins / two close together (my DD will be 18mo when little one arrives). Great for all terrain, folds ok, but just forward facing. No cot /car seat attachments

Britax B-Agile double - Amazing fold. Takes our car seat (but not easy to swap between full seat & car seat adaptors), but DD's head hits the top of the hood already!

Bugaboo Donkey - Brilliantly customisable, gorgeous cot attachment. But no way it'll fit in our boot (Fiesta), and £1000?!! And you need to take it apart to get it in / out of the boot. This is how I know I'm going nuts: I started looking into getting a new car, so that it would fit in the boot. I need locking up blush

iCandy pear - only seen online. Again, looks customisable, but needs taking apart to get in / out of a car. Will that get really annoying? Quite pricey, and reviews say it's really heavy.

I need someone to just tell me what to get, so I can stop going round in circles smile.

TomDaleysTrunks - good luck for your driving test smile
All you girls exercising - good on you! You'll be thankful for the extra stamina later! Very jealous (I'm in the eating everything camp).

Night night all!

photographerlady Thu 31-Jan-13 07:19:55

Morning! I slept in two hours because my MW appointment today. So have to have the basic meeting but also tell them I move in two weeks to the southwest and need to change hospital/scan appointment. Hope I don't overwhelm then. Good luck to you SlouchingPanda and hope you have a lovely appointment.

So what's for breakfast ladies? I am off for egg and soldiers.

MarieKL I've applied for a 6 month job, but if I get an interview I'll have to tell them I'm pregnant, because I want to work for them long term and I don't want to be 'the one who let them down' by turning round after a few weeks and saying I can only do 5 months. It's so awkward applying for jobs when you're pregnant!

SlouchingPanda I found nights really tough when I was pregnant with DD and stopped at 31 weeks, but I was only doing 2 or 3 in a row and often got a sneaky catnap in if it was quiet.

Good luck everyone with appointments today, especially photographer. I hope the MW is helpful.

I'm 16 weeks today and I'm not convinced I've felt any movements yet. I'm very windy. I'm hoping the MW will listen for a heart beat at my appointment tomorrow to reassure me.

Breakfast will probably be porridge. It's the only thing that keeps me going until its time for elevenses......

esme80 Thu 31-Jan-13 07:57:59

Morning! My DS has decided to have a lie in today, only starting to stir now, lovely! Although I have been awake on off since five, but still!
Regarding exercise I have been swimming 3 times a week and doing my pregnancy yoga dvd. Wanted to try prenatal aquaaerobics but only class was at 11 on tuesdays! Not helpful really...

liz I am also looking at double prams and confused... Want something that can face me, that has quite generous seats (large babies...) Also love the donkeybut its so expensive! Boot space isnt a problem for us, but the price! And they are quite new so hard to get second hand. The other day I found myself justifying it because we dont really have to get anything else for the baby!

I looked at the icandy pear and peach, found the seats too small, ds would outgrow it in the next few months!

Must go get ds up as am starving! Good to know not just me...

McKTastic Thu 31-Jan-13 08:00:06

Today we move! Well it's all getting uploaded & tmrw will be delivered. Have packed everything ourselves or at least I have (so would cross out the word ourselves if I could figure out how!). Am blush at how much stuff we have & dreading sorting it all out at the other end. Really should have chucked more but am still puking & the last few days have been a struggle. Moan over!

LizinC think we'll get the Out n About - not perfect but as a lot of you are finding don't think there is such a thing as a perfect buggy! We have the single V2 & like it so decided on a simple choice! Tesco also sell them so next time before July when they double clubcard points in Baby Dept will use our vouchers & won't have to part with much cash - that's the plan anyway! Slightly miffed the single takes a car seat/carrycot but they never thought to make the double that way - am building up to a rant to customer services!

Ok - far too many exclamation marks!!! Am bloody knackered. Hope everyone else well.

mysterymeg Thu 31-Jan-13 08:26:15

All you ladies exercising are making me feel guilty!

I've been worrying a bit - 1) I have a lot of discharge (and I mean a lot!). It's quite watery which is what's making me worry. 2) my bump is uncomfortable. When I move in certain ways it feels like there's something in the way. 3) I'm having weirdpains in my "lady area" which are similar to the ones I had around the time of my BFP so I'm assuming are stretching type pains.

Is all this normal? Anyone else feeling like this? It feels like its too early to be uncomfortable

16 + 6

BB01 Thu 31-Jan-13 08:53:57

mysterymeg definitely experiencing 1 and 3 - you're not alone! Nor sure re bump being uncomfortable but then mine's v small so far.

MightbeMad, arrh shame about the class. Annoying when you get some enthusiasm up then you fail at first hurdle! Don't give up - must be others out there, somewhere??

Keep your greedy food diaries coming!! Although some people who say they have eaten a lot don't sound like they've eaten v much at all to me!!

It is so hard to motivate yourself to exercise in the winter when you're blimmin knackered. Little and often seems to work best for me - a few squats here, a few yoga poses there, some walking every day. Ditto with the food - trying not to deny myself what I'm craving but will try to have a smaller portion and have fruit to fill myself up. Hard though!

esme80 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:16:24

Good luck with the move mcktastic!

mystery lots of discharge is normal, just one of those fun things about pregnancy! Dont think you need to worry about the pains, its more intense pains and bleeding at you need to get checked out. Oh, and unfortuntely, its not at all too early to be uncomfortable...

VinegarDrinker Thu 31-Jan-13 09:17:04

Re working nights. I worked til 37 weeks last time and didn't stop nights til 34 weeks (then delivered at 38+...)

But this time I am 2 years more senior with the ensuing extra responsibility (I was an ST2 when pregnant with DS1) so I need to be sure I am not going to leave patients and bosses in the lurch overnight by not being able to do the job fully and safely. I need to have a chat to my boss. It seems like a lot of people stop at 28 weeks. One of my more junior colleagues has already stopped hers at 22 weeks...

We do standalone nights (1 a week) apart from weekends so at least I don't have to cope with a week in a row, although in lots of ways I find them more exhausting.

From my memory of last time, first trimester night shifts were the absolute worst, and after that it did improve. That has certainly been true so far this time, I did an awful weekend of nights at 8 weeks, DS1 was ill and DH was working so I couldn't get much rest at all in the day, I felt like I was actually dying.

I seem to only ever work in busy units where you are lucky to have time to eat or wee let alone try and get any sleep, so that doesn't help!

Luckily we are reasonably well staffed (no rota gaps at the moment, plus a floater) so whenever I do stop it shouldn't cause my colleagues any extra work.

photographerlady Thu 31-Jan-13 09:19:27

mystery always worth ringing the midwife if you are worried. The pains happen to me too just never had the discharge.

trustissues75 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:22:40

Morning all - got my midwife appointment today which I'm glad about - not been feeling Nugget move very much this past couple of days after a marathon from her/him on Tuesday - sure it's just hiding, loads of room left in there right now, right?

Silver15 I've added you in smile

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VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
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Glup - 3rd July
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DifferentNow - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
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Tashtastic - 14th July
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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
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
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orangebubbles - DC2 - 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
Lizincornwall - 27th July
Silver15 - DC3 - 28th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
Trickybarmby - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

Huffpot Thu 31-Jan-13 09:30:41

Am adding myself to the list while I have a rare 5 minutes on the computer while the two terrible toddler sons are occupied!

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
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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
Huffpot - DC3 - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

MightBeMad Thu 31-Jan-13 09:32:10

I'm another one hoping mw will listen for the hb at the 16 wk appointment (not for another week yet), as I' not sure I've fel any movement either totally and cheese.

Liz let me know if you solve the double buggy issue! My dd will be 22 months when this one arrives so I think I'll need one..?

15+2

pearlsthatwere Thu 31-Jan-13 10:05:13

I hadn't felt any conclusive movement (still haven't, in fact) so I was very relieved to hear the heartbeat at the MW appointment. Lay there entranced as this peculiar sound came from the little machine, but that turned out to be interference from my mobile in the pocket of my jeans. Actual heartbeat was very fast and surprisingly strong for such a wee thing.

(Thanks, dinky, for swimming costume advice.)

16+6

dinkystinky Thu 31-Jan-13 10:12:48

Morning all - you were all v chatty last night!

Photographerlady - good luck with your appointment today - hopefully they'll be able to tell you what you need to do for the transfer.

McKTastic - good luck with the move. We redid our house about 2 years ago and had to move out (putting half our stuff in storage) - still have a couple of boxes to unpack! Cant imagine doing it while pregnant and suffering from MS too - so I salute you.

Liz - friend with twins when I had DS1 had an out and about and loved it (despite the car seat thing). Another friend expecting twins has just bought the Donkey - but she wont be using her car with it. With an older child I think you need to think about the seat size so it isnt outgrown within 6 months. I know plenty of people (in London so need something narrow to get on bus etc) who went for the Phil and Teds when small age gap between kids - but definitely not parent facing.

Mysterymeg - as others have said, discharge is v v common (lots of hormonal changes and raised temperature seems to equal lots of discharge). If you are worried though by anything, just call your MW or GP to ask.

Totally - I've gone from feeling movement to not feeling much at all. Trying not to worry about it too much - I have my scan next Thursday so hopefully they'll see if there are any issues.

photographerlady Thu 31-Jan-13 10:13:03

Just standing in the raining at the train station after going to my 16 week midwife appointment. Little heartbeat is great, blood pressure fine and wooooooot no weight gain! Quite glad about the weight control as I have a high bmi and even though I am eating like a horse it's only 1/10 brownies and salt and vin chips.

I am booked in for my 20 wk scan on Jan 25 in Hertfordshire even though I am moving to Salisbury. MW ran the hospital and booked it over the phone just in case my new MW can't book me on time after registering me. It was nice of her to do that either way so in worse case I don't miss out on the 20wk scan. DH ideally wouldn't want the extra 2 hour journey (already will be 1.20 hours to get to work for the both of us) but we both are happy we won't miss out.

Have great appointments today ladies.

dinkystinky Thu 31-Jan-13 10:14:50

Glad the appointment went well Photographerlady.

Abzs Thu 31-Jan-13 11:31:13

We have been having pushchair thoughts too. It seems to be the most expensive baby related purchase (unless we go with DH's scheme to build a porch to keep it in).

I think we've settled on the Uppababy Vista, because the carrycot can be used as a crib. The downside is the bucket seat - not recommended before six months, but I wonder if we can use the car seat instead for a while after Small starts holding its head up?

I had good news on Tuesday. The endometrioma hasn't grown in the last two weeks, so I don't have to go back until 20 wk scan (which is now at 21wks with date footling). Typical, get swapped over to consultant and the problem stops getting worse...

17+4

Vinegar - what area do you work in? <nosey>

Huffpot Thu 31-Jan-13 11:50:45

I have a Phil & Teds (11 month gap between my 2) and love it and we walk miles.

Ahhh very envious of those running. I have a prolapse so am not able to do anything high impact.

The swimsuit question is one I've been wondering - now the tiredness is easing I'm going to start swimming once it gets a bit warmer ( I go of a night)

I get bursts of hunger where I'm starving and have to eat instantly or feel ill smile Good to know its not just me!

MightBeMad Thu 31-Jan-13 12:01:22

Huff is the phil and teds suitable from newborn?

Glad the appointment went well photo!

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 31-Jan-13 12:09:07

Adding myself

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
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
Huffpot - DC3 - 27th July
TomDaleystrunks - DC2- 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 31-Jan-13 12:19:58

slouchingpanda and vinegardrinker I am planning to stop about 30 weeks. I had to stop at 22 weeks with my last pregnancy as became pre-eclamptic. This time (all being well) will keep going till 28-30 weeks. The key is to eat little and often and keep water on you at all times. vinegar I guess one night in 7 isn't horrendous, I used to do that, but you may struggle the more advanced you get. I do 7 in a row, I am hoping they will let me split mine. Bloody rotas.

McKtastic good luck with move.

mystery I have had discharge and pains, its just ligaments stretching / hormones etc. Not v nice though

photographer really glad to hear scan went well. Lucky you, not gaining weight.

I am thinking about the mountain terrain double buggy or phil and teds. DD will be 2 1/4 so thinking maybe I can get away with just a buggy board and a single buggy <hopeful>

shelley72 Thu 31-Jan-13 12:46:23

back today after unplanned MW appt yesterday after bit of a spotting - all fine and baby still quite happy in there so that was a relief as still not had a lot of movement (if any).

cheeseandbread i had an anterior placenta with my first. the only difference that it made was that i didnt feel kicks so early or as often once they did come. i was forever in out out of day assessment on a trace as i would go a couple of days without movement. they said it was because of the placenta. though perhaps he was just a lazy wotsit smile.

photographerlady have replied to you on another thread about your new hospital, if you want any info (hospital, NCT, BF, hypno) then feel free to PM me and i will try and help. if not then thats fine. not stalking you honest wink.

off to investigate buggy boards. must get DD out of the buggy soon i suppose!

photographerlady Thu 31-Jan-13 13:18:58

Sent you a message shelley smile

VinegarDrinker Thu 31-Jan-13 14:07:12

TotallyEggFlipped I'm an O&G reg...

flyingsprocket Thu 31-Jan-13 14:32:05

Good luck with the move today mcK

Glad you got sorte with your appointments photographer & woohoo on the weight!

WeeS Thu 31-Jan-13 16:15:10

Adding myself too, thanks dinkystinky smile

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
WeeS - DC1 - 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
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
Huffpot - DC3 - 27th July
TomDaleystrunks - DC2- 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 29th July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

Huffpot Thu 31-Jan-13 16:24:17

MightBeMad It is. The main seat lies down flat and you can put on a toddler seat on the front. I'm just going to do that with mine as when my boys start nursery in December they can double up in there if they get tired.
We live in London and the Phil and Teds fit down the bus aisles too grin

cheekbyjowl Thu 31-Jan-13 17:16:18

I'm so grateful for this thread. Ive been reading your posts about m/w appts and realised I didnt have any bookes. Just a scan at 23 weeks but ive sorted that now as im past 16 weeks. Phew. Glad I checked xx

cheekbyjowl Thu 31-Jan-13 17:21:39

Ps. What happens in this one?

emblosion Thu 31-Jan-13 17:26:41

cheeseandbread I had anterior placenta with my ds. Basically what shelley said ^ plus movements felt more muffled - wriggles and pushes rather than kicks. Think I was over 20 weeks before feeling anything too.

Am v impressed with all the exercisers! Keep it up ladies smile

Who asked about the icandy pear? We have the apple, it is a great pram but heavy & it is annoying that it has to be in two pieces to collapse. I have a Clio and it fills my boot completely.

Reckon we are gonna go for an out and about double, also getting a bigger car tho ;)

CottonSock Thu 31-Jan-13 17:41:54

Hi all.

Shiv on the oyster, I am going to get a better mattress for it and use for overnight. Just a moses basket one and then really can't see any difference with a moses basket.

Can't remember who was dreaming about pushchairs Liv - that was me last 2 weeks, although I seem to have calmed down now I have almost decided. Also wanted to mention that Oyster are releasing a double called Oyster Max in March, that might be worth looking at (online only so far). I don't work for them promise, but the helpful customer service lady told me when I asked about the discontinued Oyster plush.

Also - Abz? I think you the Vista always comes with carrycot included so you can use from birth.

My buggy reasearch has been endless.... can you tell

Its payday today and I am considering being very naughty and booking a not very cheap weekend away for DH and me. Whilst we can I'm thinking. We will have a newborn on my Birthday and wedding anniversary this year.
I ordered an sleep genii pillow yesterday so seem to be having an expensive week. Can't wait for it to arrive tho.
Not felt baby move today yet for first time in a few weeks so having some minor anxiety. I actually tried to wake it up by prodding earlier!

I am not sure when to finsih work, but around 36-38 weeks hopefully.
I gave up running after BFP, does not seem right to take up agin now but am swimming and walking. Balance starting to go a bit wobbly!

Also, I have my 20 week scan on MondaY!!!

emblosion Thu 31-Jan-13 17:45:51

Oh, and McK hope the move goes well smile

VinegarDrinker Thu 31-Jan-13 17:48:26

TomDaley'sTrunks we will have the same age gap, definitely planning to manage with single buggy/sling/buggy board/scooter

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 31-Jan-13 18:30:34

Glad I'm not the only one planning to manage. We are very rural and do a lot of walking so am wondering if a mountain buggy would be useful. (am med reg btw).

photographerlady Thu 31-Jan-13 19:22:58

There are always those sporty hiking carriers TomDaleysTrunks

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 31-Jan-13 19:23:30

woop my best friend had a little girl today, they've called her Bethan. Lovely!! So thrilled for them, had to share grin

twirliedobbit Thu 31-Jan-13 19:28:48

I need some advice ladies. I have lower back pain and feel like pooh shivers, nausea etc. my lovely MIL has come to look after the kids till DH home and has sent me to bed but wondering if I should call emergency doc as I suspect it could be a kidney infection. I did have MW apt yesterday, do they check for infection when they test urine??? And if so, could it possibly come on so suddenly??
If it is can I just rest an see in the morning? Or should I get seen straight away to rule it out. I am rubbish with stuff like this, I hate wasting docs time. Advice appreciated sad

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 31-Jan-13 19:30:03

Yes we've got one of those lighter life rucksack carriers. They are awesome, couldn't be without it for DD. They have to be over 6 months really maybe more to fit it. But I highly recommend them.

MightBeMad Thu 31-Jan-13 20:05:15

Oh poor you twirlie sad . I don't know what to suggest. What makes you think it's a kidney infection as opposed to some random bug? Are you prod to them? Yes, assuming the mw dipped your urine yesterday, infection is ke if the things they're looking for but from experience the dip tests are not infallible. Maybe a call to NHS direct or you ooh service over the phone and see what they suggest? Hope you're feeling better soon!

MightBeMad Thu 31-Jan-13 20:05:45

prone

MightBeMad Thu 31-Jan-13 20:07:02

Gah! So many typos! But hopefully you get the gist...

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 31-Jan-13 20:16:44

Some antenatal clinics just dip for protein iirc. Might be best ringing OOH GP. Poor you.

esme80 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:27:46

Dont believe my MW checks for infecion, just protein. Agree with Tom and Mightbe, call either NHS direct or ooh gp. Dont have much to add, just wanted to say hope you feel better soon!

AmaDablam Thu 31-Jan-13 20:32:45

Hi everyone. Welcome new people, our "little" group is growing at a rate of knots isn't it?!

Glad for all those that had good appointments today. Good luck with the move McKtastic

Twirlie - poor you! My advice would be to get yourself into the GP first thing in the morning (or call emergency MW/GP/NHS direct right away if the symptoms are really bad) as it does sound like it could possibly be a kidney infection. On the other hand it could just be pg related backache and another bug/virus causing the other symptoms, but either way you don't want to take any chances. When they dip your urine they test for protein and leucocytes which are indicators of an infection, but it has to be sent off to the lab to actually test for bacteria. Plus, speaking from experience these things can come on quite quick. I promise the GP or whoever you see/speak to won't have a go for time wasting as kidney infections in pg need treating ASAP. Really hope you feel better soon.

mysterymeg I've been experiencing the exact same symptoms as you the last few days. I think it's all quite normal, as long as pains are not severe.

grin at the buggy stalker stories. I don't think that's quite me yet, I'm still a little bit head in the sand about buying stuff for the baby. However, I have almost gone up to other, more obviously pg women on a few occasions, to ask where they got their lovely maternity stuff from. When my MS was bad too, there were a couple of times when I wanted to ask heavily pregnant strangers "it does get better doesn't it? Please tell me it gets better!"

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SlouchingPanda Thu 31-Jan-13 20:52:08

Things I learned from my MW appointment today:

1. My blood group is B neg.
2. There's a reason I've been SO tired (booking Hb 9.6).
3. The heartbeat is all good.
3. It is possible for a 20 minute delay even when you are the first patient through the door at 0800 (and my MW definitely hadn't broken her foot).

Thanks for the nights chat, EggFlipped, TDTrunks and VinegarDrinker. Will see how I go... Eating, drinking and trying to sneak a nap will be the order of the day night. Sadly, like Vinegar my unit is busy, and any sleep at all is a massive rarity.

Photographer sounds sensible to have your scan booked even if you have to travel back for it... at least you know it will definitely happen.

Twirlie - wise advice already given up thread. I do hope you're feeling better
soon!

17+0 and definitely feeling little flutters smile

Twirlie hope you feel ok soon, one of my friends is always telling me off for worrying about time wasting with gp. I think the people who worry about it are never actually the ones who waste the time- iyswim.
Buggies- we had a phil and ted when ds was born- 15 months between them. It was fab and dd would eventually climb in or out of bottom section when needed to- v helpful. We sold it on ebay for good price.
I have been feeling all the funny aches too, especially when walk alot. Have finally bought a bigger bra and some lovely h and m clothes- heavenly! Feel attractive again!
I am now feeling lots of kicks and can occasionaly see them from outside.
19 weeks today

Thinkingof4 Thu 31-Jan-13 21:40:30

tomdaley if you are considering a mountain buggy have you seen mb plus one? It's an inline double but you would hardly know the 2nd is there. I can't really explain it well but you should have a look! We have a mb duet which I only used for 6 months last time and I will only get another few months this time but it is a great buggy and really well made.

twirlie drink loads of water and see GP tomorrow, take a urine sample with you. Hope you are tucked up in bed by now!

We have had a long week as ds1 off school with viral thing, he's been really hot and lethargic, I think about half his class have it. He does seem a but better today so I'm hoping he'll be back at school tomorrow. We have missed all our normal baby/toddler stuff this week so the wee ones have been quite hard work! Still at least I'll get a rest at work tomorrow grin

Welcome to all the new peeps joining by the way! Hope you all enjoy being here!

Ooh and good luck with the move mcktastic

lizincornwall Thu 31-Jan-13 21:44:25

Thanks for the buggy tips girls! I think I've decided on the out n about, & have read that you can use a phil & teds cocoon on it for a newborn, yeay!

Good luck with the move McK.
Twirlie, hope you feel better soon. As others have said already, I don't think you'll be wasting the GP's time at all.
Lovely to hear good scan news and heartbeats at MW appointments. Is that standard,or do you have to ask for it? 20 week scans already! Jealous!!

Looking forward to getting some flutters soon hmm
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MarieKL Thu 31-Jan-13 22:20:06

Hi everyone

Lizin I hope your dreams are buggy free tonight now you've made your choice. So glad I don't have to worry about buggy buying this time round.

Great to hear everyone has had good midwife appointments. My understanding is that not all Trusts offer the heartbeat check at the 16 week appointment, but if they don't it can't hurt to ask.

Twirlie I hope you feel better soon.

Lovely news re your friend TomDalyTrunks

Thinkingof4 I hope you get your rest tomorrow. I sometimes wonder if I the main reason I work is so I can get a hot cup of tea once in a while smile

TotallyEggsFlipped Good luck with your interview. I have one at the end of February with my current employer for a different job, otherwise my current contract will expire at the end of March. Honestly not sure if I'd prefer the new role for a few months or a few months at home!

Hope all you have a good Friday.

Just been looking at boots website and they have mountain buggy at half price for those who were going to buy it

orangebubbles Thu 31-Jan-13 23:10:08

LizinC I have a friend buying a new car to allow for the purchase of the Donkey!!! Nuts!

Mightbe my dd will also be 22 months when baby arrives so have been thinking about current buggy for her and sling for baby? My original icandy cherry pram with a buggy board or getting a double!!! Do you think 22 months too young for buggy board? I'm worried my back won't allow me to carry baby in a sling for too long. Ugh! Decisions!

God you lot can talk!

mysterymeg Thu 31-Jan-13 23:14:07

Thanks all for reassurance! Spoke to midwife earlier and she too was v reassuring. It sounds like muscles stretching apparently and as I was v ill with chest infection and bad cough last week she reckons I've pulled some stomach muscles coughing.

tomdaley Bethany is my sister's name -great choice!

paolocee Thu 31-Jan-13 23:33:15

You beauty princessllama
Just bought a Mountain Buggy Duo, twin carrycot and storm cover for £500. A saving of 50%. Now just got to get it to Sweden!! smile

MrsRoss26 Fri 01-Feb-13 07:13:44

marks place again!
Still no real research into peaks, but now DH has finished his uni assignment (bless retraining?!) he's promised some proper reading /trying this weekend.

On phone, so not much use at remembering or checking names, but I had a kidney infection once, bl**dy painful. Could hardly move. Thank goodness. you don't have that!

very excited about possible movements now, think it's mostly gas so far though, how unpleasant! grin

AmaDablam Fri 01-Feb-13 07:30:37

Oooh princess, thanks for the tip on Mountain Buggy, that's the one my DH has his eye on. I may actually have to get my head out of the sand and take a look!

twirlie thinking of you this morning and hope you are OK. As MrsRoss says acute kidney infection is horrendous - I seriously hope that the only thing I ever have to go through that is more painful will be childbirth! So, I really hope it's not one of those and you are feeling better today.

Going into work a little later today and all this talk of exercise is making me feel bad as I've been a terrible lazy arse, so esme the BuddhaBellies DVD is going on!

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dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 07:56:35

Twirlie - hope you are OK. Yiubhave had great advice up thread. Hope you feel better soon.

Princessllama - good find on the boots website!

Slouching - hope your energy returns when your iron levels rise - that sounds v low.

As all those working night shifts I do not envy you. I am a lawyer and occasionally have to work all night/20 hour days on a daily basis and its shattering when not pregnant. Am hoping not to have too many of those this pregnancy (had lots in pregnancy with ds1 and a couple when pregnant with ds2).

Tomdaley - congrats to your friend. Lovely news!

Going to see if I can go bra shopping at lunchtime as down to only 2 bras being comfortable.

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 08:01:45

Re buggy and sling talk - ds1 was 2.10 when Ds2 was born. We got a buggy board and he had a scooter - he used the buggy more than DS2 for the first 4 months preferred the buggy board and his scooter. You know your child - if they are good walkers etc, then you may be fine with single buggy and sling. If they get tired quickly, go for the double (maybe check out second hand ones as I know a few people who did that and got absolute bargains if you will need a double for less than a year).

flyingsprocket Fri 01-Feb-13 08:07:26

I too had to buy new bras yesterday dinky quite excited about the fact I actually have boobs!

I'm off to the EPAU again today. I actual thought the bleeding was stopping yesterday but last night it got really heavy. No pain still but I was up 3 times in the night to change pads.

Thankfully DP is here with me.

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 08:17:46

Good luck Flying - hope the bleeding abates soon and all is OK with you and your baby. Keep us posted. ((Hugs))

AmaDablam Fri 01-Feb-13 09:09:49

Thinking of you flying. Hope everything is OK.

Huffpot Fri 01-Feb-13 09:09:52

Good luck Flyingthanks

MightBeMad Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:14

Good luck flying!

photographerlady Fri 01-Feb-13 09:42:39

SlouchingPanda hope they look into your tiredness and that it gets better soon.

flying good luck today.

Finally its almost the weekend everyone, I still feel like a tired zombie at work, I think a lazy lazy Sunday is on the cards this weekend.

Grannyapple Fri 01-Feb-13 10:02:13

Hi ladies...good luck flying..

Not much to report here...16 wks today & defo had some flutters last night (exciting!). Got 16wk appt on Tuesday so looking forward to hearing hb!

Still been doing spin twice a week, now that I've got my energy back!
On pram front-DS1 will be almost 2.5 when next one comes so I'm thinking of buggy board & scooter for him..

Right, working today so best get back to it...have a Good Friday ladies!!..

OhGood Fri 01-Feb-13 10:12:54

good luck flying xxx

SlouchingPanda Fri 01-Feb-13 10:23:05

Thinking of you, Flying. What a tough time you're having. Also Twirlie - how are you today?

CottonSock Fri 01-Feb-13 10:45:24

Hope all ok flying

Great sale in Boots! Spoke to a retailer earlier who said that 2013 buggies tend to be released in March across the board. This means that you can wait to March to get new releases, with upgraded features etc, or if you are already knowing what you want, last years stock may get heavily discounted. Must be the case with Boots, half price is amazing. Now I want a Mountain Buggy just because blush

Oh my goodness princess I'm so glad (although my bank account isn't) that I checked the thread! Just bought a mountain buggy swift - very snap decision made after hearing squidge's heartbeat this morning. It seems to be a trend - I bought my other one straight after my 12 week scan.
I had been thinking about getting an ATP as our little urbo, while perfect for living in the city, won't do for our frequent trips out with family into the Yorkshire countryside. I was looking at all the cheapo ones with rubbish reviews, plus ebay, never dreamed I could justify a new mountain buggy! Yay yay yay.
(Please don't judge me for having 2 pushchairs!!!)

Now will go on to catch up with the rest of the thread, got distracted...
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Good luck flying

I had my 16 week MW appointment today. Everything's ok & got to hear the heart beat, which was really reassuring as I'm not feeling pregnant at all any more. I was expecting to be weighed - it felt like I was being weighed all the time with DD - but she just checked urine & BP.

DD will be almost 2 1/2 in July, so I'm hoping to use a sling & buggy. My friend has given us her old buggy board, so I'll see about getting adapters for that too, so that's another option. I'm a be jealous of everyone buying new buggies. I really don't like ours, but can't justify getting another one.

I have a job interview on Wednesday. I'm starting to get nervous about it. It's been 2 years since I worked.

Totally I didn't get my weight checked today either at 16 wk appt - just bp, urine, heartbeat and felt for where my uterus is. Good luck with your interview!

Hope today goes ok flying, sorry I missed your post when skimming on phone.

flyingsprocket Fri 01-Feb-13 13:30:47

Oh exciting totally good luck.

Our lil baby is fine, I was scanned & examined this morning. They can find absolutely no reason for this bleeding. It's still very heavy, no pain but a little uncomfortable because I can feel it. My BP & haemoglobin are fine too so I'm ok.

Same advice given re exercise & hopefully it will stop. 3 weeks I've been bleeding now confused but at least the little one's ok. Thanks for the good wishes everyone, feel like I'm becoming the thread drama queen!

So glad everything went ok, flying. Please don't worry about being the thread drama queen! We're hear to listen.

Cheeseandbread Fri 01-Feb-13 13:58:55

So glad everything is ok flying

So exciting that everyone is having 16 week appointments, and some others further along! I'm 16 weeks tomorrow and have MW appointment on Friday - really hope I get to hear a heartbeat.

Thanks Shelly and Emb for anterior placenta advice.

I think I might need to check out the Mountain Buggy!

photographerlady Fri 01-Feb-13 14:00:08

glad things are ok flying and that totally had a good check in.

Anyone getting up to anything exciting this weekend? I am packing ofc for the big move and eating my body weight in dill pickles that my friends mailed over from the States.

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 14:05:47

Glad all is ok with the baby and hope the bleeding stops soon Flying. Dont worry - we're all here for each other as and when we need support/someone to chat to. That's what this thread is for!

Didnt get weighed at my 16 wk appt either (dont remember being weighed with DS2 either) which was a relief as am HUGE. Weekend will consist of childrens classes on Saturday and DS1 going to a birthday party then on Sunday am flying solo as DH is back to look after his mum down south so might take the boys to the Hayward gallery to see the new exhibition there and mooch down the southbank or go to the zoo if the rain holds off. When is the date of the big move Photographer?

elliejjtiny Fri 01-Feb-13 14:19:12

Good luck flying

Another one recommending the phil and teds buggy. I've had mine for 5 years now and it's quite tatty now but it's been used as a single and a double with all 3 of my children.

Had my midwife appointment today. Everything fine and she was a lot more understanding about my panics about movement than the registrar was. I said no thankyou when she offered to listen to the heartbeat because I knew I'd panic if she couldn't find it. I have my 20 week scan in 2 weeks and then I see the midwife again at 25 weeks.

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Abzs Fri 01-Feb-13 14:48:55

That's good news that you and your baby are okay flying.

I haven't been weighed since my first MW appointment good thing too, as their scales weighed me 2 kilos heavier than mine. Just checked, have put on may be half a kilo (1lb).

She didn't give me a choice about listening to hb, just told me to lie down ellie! Was really nervous while she was looking for it, would have been horrible if she couldn't find it although I know that's common at this stage. Seems like it's different in different areas then, some don't offer at all.

Good to hear about baby flying, really hope it stops soon so that you can relax a bit!

BadMissM Fri 01-Feb-13 14:51:16

Glad everything OK flying xxx

I haven't really got anything yet, don't have anything left from DD..as she's 14. I'm just a bit scared tbh that something will go wrong, as last time I was pregnant, it did.

Shouldn't have looked on the Boots site...lots of lovely buggoes.... just trying not to jump the gun....

notprincesskate Fri 01-Feb-13 15:35:58

Glad to hear all is well flying, I did get to hear HB at 16 wk appt but no weight, that joy was left for my consultant appt when I almost feel off the scales in shame sad, haven't been weighing myself (much) at home, but I'm still 2kg lighter than I was on their scales, not good for an already chunky monkey with no will power and a serious sweet tooth.
My pushchair purchase was a second hand mountain buggy terrain, its lovely just right for lots of walking to shed baby weight! Did take a sneaky look at the ones on boots, very tempted, but also love the buggy we had for DD, so have firmly put credit card away although half price is such a good offer.
Need some advice for serious lower back pain, its not sciatica as it doesn't go down legs, but it just feels like back is seized up all the time, standing or sitting doesn't seem to make much difference, the only way I can get really comfy is to lie on my side, even when I get up in morning it feels so stiff I can hardly stand, it doesn't seem to bode well for the next 22 weeks. I'm doing yoga, and trying some of the exercises at home, and have a gym ball ready for when I can find the pump. Would a body pillow for in bed help, and any ideas what sort of pillow might be good for sitting, sometimes get some relief by sitting with legs curled to the side, but that is bad for my pelvis I think, feeling so sorry for myself today!
Ooh need to say thanks for the help given re which best buy car sets, I asked ages ago and someone posted a list but can't remember who thanks
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dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 15:51:36

Notprincesskate - sounds horrible. Are you doing cat stretch daily - if not, try doing cat stretch, sitting back towards your feet, then coming back up and coming out of pose a few times and see if limbers up your lower back? Also, how are you sitting when in a chair. If possible, try to sit on an exercise ball and roll around in circles or figures of 8 - should loosen back up. And when sitting in a chair make sure your hips are higher than your knees. A body pillow will only really help with getting you comfy in bed - wont help with the stiffness in the morning so stretches/exercise ball should help there. If it doesnt ease up, speak to the midwife or your GP who might refer you to a physio.

BadMissM Fri 01-Feb-13 16:24:24

Oh bugger. Just bought a buggy. So much for 'just looking'.....

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 17:07:33

If it was a bargain and fits your requirements BadMissM - I find its easier to disperse the cost of baby stuff over a good few months if that helps at all.

BadMissM Fri 01-Feb-13 18:17:24

It was an absolute bargain, half price with all accessores too dinky and has everything I need, so am pretty happy!

Has anyone tried Floradix for tiredness, and what do they think?

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 18:45:42

Sounds perfect BadmissM. Ds1 takes a couple of floradix liquid supplements and they smell and taste vile but he can drink them. Pricy though - cheapest option to buy seems Amazon subscribe and save.

AmaDablam Fri 01-Feb-13 19:08:40

Really glad everything was OK at the scan flying. Please don't worry about being a "drama queen", we all have our little dramas and it does sound like you've been through a really worrying time. Hope the bleeding stops or at least eases off very soon.

Very jealous of everyone who got to hear heartbeats at their recent MW appointment. I wasn't offered it, and completely forgot to ask, what with all the blood test/different midwife palaver. Also, for some reason in my area they see you at 15 weeks rather than 16 as everyone else seems to have. Seems a long way to go now until 25 weeks, but at least there is the scan to look forward to in between. I didn't get weighed either and the only reason I got weighed at booking in was because she asked me how much I was and I honestly had no idea (have since purchased some scales). Cutbacks, eh? I was even asked to wash out and re-use my urine sample pot!!

I keep thinking that maybe I've felt little flutters but I'm not sure if it's the baby or just my gurgly tummy. Still, all the books reckon that with it being my first I'm unlikely to feel anything for a few weeks yet so I'm trying to be patient and not worry about it too much.

Esme I did the intermediate section of the BuddhaBellies DVD this morning and quite liked it. I did find the lady's voice a little monotonous and wished she would smile a bit, but at least she was not tacky or patronising and the exercises were good. I was shocked at how un-flexible I'd become though, in the six months or so since I last did any yoga! Thanks for the recommendation.

Ama we don't even get a pot! Just get sent to the loo with a stick to piss on then take back to the room.

flyingsprocket Fri 01-Feb-13 19:43:33

What buggy did you buy badmissm I've allowed myself to start looking today!

I second the angry cat & cow stretches notprincesskate they really helped me (thanks dinky)

AmaDablam Fri 01-Feb-13 19:45:18

Haha, I guess I'm lucky then! At least I get to produce my sample in the comfort of my own home smile

Cutandstick Fri 01-Feb-13 20:46:30

I can't believe how much exercise you all do, after 12+ hours a day out at work, cook dinner and crawl to bed! I keep looking at antenatal yoga but the thoughts of when will I eat and get to bed seem to stop me! Ahhhhhhhh!

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 20:57:08

Cut - I squeeze it in as am sat on my arse in an office all day so I need the stress release - I would also be even more enormous than I am now without it....

Thinkingof4 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:57:20

What a bargain those half price mountain buggies are esp the duo which will be great in the snow paolo and that twin carrycot is so adorable! You won't regret that purchase.
Glad to hear everything is ok flying
What buggy did you get badmissm? <nosey>

Yaay for the weekend!! And ds1 has recovered from his viral bug so we can actually go out somewhere!
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dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 21:51:28

Glad ds1 is better Thinking. Enjoy your weekend.

paolocee Fri 01-Feb-13 22:26:50

Good news Flying, had my fingers crossed for you. And thanks again Princess - great spot.
Anyone else pondering names yet? And who's going to find out the sex?
We're undecided....confused

CitizenOscar Fri 01-Feb-13 22:34:05

Paolo - we've had some name discussions but holding off til we find out the sex (5 weeks to go!). Last time we spent hours arguing about DH's ridiculous taste in girls' names which we realised had been a total waste of time when we found out we were having a boy. Not wasting my breath until I need to this time! grin

paolocee Fri 01-Feb-13 22:36:41

Citizen, give us an example of DH's terrible names. I'll see if I can better/worst it.grin

Cheeseandbread Sat 02-Feb-13 05:16:38

I'm with you cut and stick I couldn't manage all that exercise either. What with the long hours and being exhausted from the kids all day- I wonder if my one will be more or less exhausting than the 30 that I've currently got... I seem to be with the camp that are using chocolate rather than exercise for energy and have just discovered creme eggs - used to find them too sweet but not any more!

I know we have a few teachers on here- when are you planning on telling your lovely lot? Mine I know would be excited but I don't want to tell them too soon.

Happy weekend everyone! I might go bra shopping later as I think my boobs have grown again. I know they ache and are sore but I love having actual boobs! Was barely an A cup before...

Runswithsquirrels Sat 02-Feb-13 07:35:26

Hi cheese I teach year three at the moment so I don't think I'll tell them until they notice, which will probably be when I look like I'm smuggling footballs under my jumper. I do year six booster groups as well so I expect they'll get a bit inquisitive soon. I don't intend to tell them until they notice.

photographerlady Sat 02-Feb-13 07:40:04

Morning all. I love the cats are supporting my pregnancy by taking up the entire foot of my side of the bed. I have been sleeping at a weird angle while trying (and failing) to sleep on my side.
I know this early on side sleeping isn't that important but I am such a back sleeper it's going to be tough. I'm talking the DH into ikea this weekend to buy a few massive body pillows.

Baby names are tough as I tend to shoot a lot of baby/child portraits in the summer and all of them have the same "popular name of the year". We have picked out boy and girl name and I'm now impatient for the next scan to find out the gender. I am so excited not sure how some people hold off till the birth smile

Huffpot Sat 02-Feb-13 08:19:18

So glad everything was ok Flyinggrin

Would love a new buggy as our Phil and Teds is also a bit battered. Can't wait till the weather warms up and I can give it a good scrub!

We aren't going to find out the sex - we've always done the surprise thing.

Mind you it took us 5 days to name DS2 as DP was so convinced it was a girl that he wouldn't even talk about boys nameshmm
Men!

mysterymeg Sat 02-Feb-13 08:38:36

Huffpot I have the opposite problem. We're not finding out but I'm already so convinced it's a boy if they pass me a girl I'll probably just be all confused and ask where it's thing is!

BadMissM what did you buy? We're going pram shopping (not to buy, just to look) this morning.

I'm having an illogical worry now. Got the results of my combined serum screening for downs today (no nuchal test in my area). Came back as 1 in 671 which I know is low but as I'm 24 my base risk is 1 in 1, 250 so now I'm wondering what the hell is wrong with me that I am twice as likely as a normal 24 year old???

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twirliedobbit Sat 02-Feb-13 09:57:56

This thread right here is why I love mumsnet. I was so exhausted on Thursday feeling so rough and desperate for my bed but worried about my kidneys. So posted on here to check that going to bed was sensible and that I shouldn't be rushing myself off to a&e or calling em-doc. You all reassured me that bed would do no harm. 11 1/2 hours of sleep later I woke up still with headaches and nausea but no back pain!! So guessing that but was just pg/tiredness related.
Thank you all so much thanks
Flying so glad that it's good news for you too, hope the bleeding stops or at least calms down for you too.
Good news about all the pushchair purchases, I can't justify a new one as my iCandy peach is only 2 1/2 years old sad so having to live my indulgences through you lot, details please!!
Dd3 will be 2.11 when new bubba arrives so planning on forcing her to walk, swapping her into pushchairs and baby into sling if she gets too sleepy. I usually do lots of shopping walking whilst on leave so hoping this works!! Otherwise might have to buy the double attachment for the peach!!!

Cheese I'm going back at 20 weeks (as risk of slapped cheek to baby goes down then - it's still going around) so I imagine they'll guess by the bump! The other woman at work told them a few weeks earlier I think, but that's because she started showing and playground gossip was rife!

Oh and runs she teaches year 3 too, they were still quite young at the beginning of Y3 so didn't really clock until my savvy year 4s started pointing it out to them!

CitizenOscar Sat 02-Feb-13 13:34:49

Oh no Paolo, I'm not playing that game! One man's ridiculous name is another man's perfect one (as no one ever said ever). Suffice to say they're flouncy & v posh sounding. Even he has since admitted we'd sound ridiculous calling them out in the playground etc. I'm quite a fan of the unusual name but there are limits.

With boys' names we just struggle to find any we like at all. We found one last time but obviously used it on DS so if we're having another boy we'll be in trouble!

My friend brought my inflatable gym ball round, which I'd lent her when she was pregnant. Would quite like to sit on it but can't be bothered to pump it up. Might just have a snooze...

DH and I really struggle to agree on names, especially boys names. I hate all his favourites and he doesn't really like anything I suggest either. Maybe we should hope for another girl, just because picking a name would be slightly easier. We're not planning in finding out about gender at the anomaly scan.

flyingsprocket Sat 02-Feb-13 14:28:18

We have a few ideas for names for boys & girls. We're definitely going to find out the gender at our scan on March 11th not that I'm counting the days

I like Irish names for girls but not sure if I can inflict the spelling on a poor innocent English child! I love my name but explaining how to pronounce it several times a day can be a tad tiring.

Loving the snooze idea citizenoscar DH has gone to work & I'm pretty much emotionally kapput after the last few days. Burst out crying at yet another large clot this morning blush

BadMissM Sat 02-Feb-13 14:46:03

The buggy I finally went for was a Maclaren Quest in Boots sale...half-price. Also has all the accessories with it as is the Yellow Submarine Special one.... so pretty happy!

Urgh, names... hoping to find out sex on March 8th when have another scan.... We have no boys names that aren't utterly ridiculous. Girls names...I like a lot of French names, fine with DD as ex-H was French.... but DH is firmly English, and while he's fine with the baby being brought up bilingual, he's a bit unsure about names I like....

Thinkingof4 Sat 02-Feb-13 14:49:23

Oh flying it must be so stressful having all that bleeding. Have a nice easy day with your feet up.
Re names, our boys all have Scottish names (plus Scottish middle names) so we are kind of running out now. I'm forever on baby names forum and various other sites looking for inspiration. A girls name might be easier as we've never had to use one! But we have different ideas for that too! We are definitely not finding out so we better have some clear ideas by the summer

dinkystinky Sat 02-Feb-13 14:52:13

Glad all ok now Twirlie - hope the nausea etc goes soon.

CitizenOscar - I'm hindu and we give our children hindu middle names. I absolutely love Milan for a boy but DH has vetoed (twice so far - suspect he'll veto again this time) on the grounds people might think its pretentious and named after the place, despite being a proper hindu boys name. One persons normal is another's pretentious it seems. Both my boys go to the local state school (DS2 is in nursery there) and there is a real mixture of names - posh, run of the mill and v unusual - so I suspect you probably get away with flouncy names if you find one you really love.

Flying- sending you big hugs my dear. I prescribe a snooze and a good laugh out loud comedy (one of your old faves or a new one) to cheer you up.

My 20 week scan is this coming Thursday - not entirely sure if we'll find out the sex or not as we know this is for sure our last. I foolishly agreed to a name I vetoed last time round if its a boy (though may have to work on DH on that) when pregnant with DS2... kind of hoping its a girl as a result purely for that reason, while the rest of me would love another little boy (just not one I have to name that name...).

dinkystinky Sat 02-Feb-13 14:53:13

BadmissM - we had a Maclaren Quest as our out and about buggy for DS2. Loved it - v light, small and v easy to manouevre.

mysterymeg Sat 02-Feb-13 14:54:02

So much for just looking... I ordered a pram blush

Thinkingof4 Sat 02-Feb-13 14:55:11

Sounds like a great bargain badmissm !

dinkystinky Sat 02-Feb-13 14:57:09

Mysterymeg - which one did you go for? Re your serum screening test results - in my area they call if the results are bad. I assume the same in your area so you know they arent concerned. Best thing to do would be to put it out of your mind. Second best thing to do - if you are going to worry - is to ask your MW to explain the results to you -they should have all the details on the system.

BadMissM Sat 02-Feb-13 15:07:43

mysterymeg What did you get??

I nearly went for a pram/seat/etc combo before the Maclaren, until I saw the unladen weight was a whopping 18.6 kg to the Maclaren's 6.1kg. I have pain problems anyway....

dinky Small light and easy to manoeuvre was exactly my remit!

TBH there aren't that many purely English names I like. Currently living in small town in North of England, so what would pass where I grew up (London), won't so much here.... Think Milan is a lovely name...

Am getting to the point I want another girl just to avoid arguments over the boys' names!

photographerlady Sat 02-Feb-13 15:18:45

flying Irish names huh? May I recommend Colleen. I'm biased though, it's served me well for 30 years heehe.

MightBeMad Sat 02-Feb-13 15:30:39

Flying my vote would go for Aoife! I think it's a gorgeous name. And certainly around these parts (south east) I reckon most people would know how to spell/pronounce it.

V envious of the buggy purchasing. We're waiting until 4th march (anomaly scan day). And yes, we're going to find out the gender. Mostly to narrow name arguments one sex!

MrsRoss26 Sat 02-Feb-13 15:47:11

You've all convinced me to log on to Boots - amazing prices! Hoping to find something I love.

We bought a baby name book this morning (our first baby purchase!) and DH is currently running through 40,000 names - and vetoing ALL of them!! This does not bode well... We're hoping to find nice Welsh names, for either first or second names.

We're not going to find out the gender if we can avoid it as it'll be nice to have a surprise. But this name issue may prove to change our minds... scan early March so we shall see!

flyingsprocket Sat 02-Feb-13 17:10:17

mightbe I love Aoife too but it's my sister's name grin

Supershiv1 Sat 02-Feb-13 17:25:17

Irish names: Siobhan is great! (I would say that...... wink)

mysterymeg Sat 02-Feb-13 17:27:42

dinky I know you're right re screening I just wanted a normal result lol. My husband reckons my underlying medical issues may have skewed the results (amongst other things I only have one kidney).

dinky and badmissm Im getting an icandy peach jogger which I am totally in love with grin and it even fits in my diddy boot! It's so easy to fold and change the attachments etc. Although a bit weighty the shoulder strap makes it easy to lift to get in the car and the seat bit is really light.
I know it's a bit early to buy but I got over excited!!

17 + 1

mysterymeg Sat 02-Feb-13 17:28:51

Ooh mightbemad Aoife is on our shortlist smile

TomDaleysTrunks Sat 02-Feb-13 17:55:53

Ooh names! We have tentatively started discussing names. We had no boys names last time so it was just as well dd turned out to be a girl. I like Thea for a girl, it's number one at the moment. Dh likes Huw for a boy, I'm not sure.

TomDaleysTrunks Sat 02-Feb-13 17:56:09

Oh and I love Aoife!

specialknickers Sat 02-Feb-13 17:58:10

badmissm did you pick your quest up in store? I've just looked on the website and the cheapest one is £175, am I missing something?

Always regret not getting a quest for ds1, bought an obaby instead. Total rubbish... Really heavy, hard to steer, not worth the 50 quid I spent on it!

In other news, we've just bought a new car in readiness for ds2... Massive boot, five star safety rating... I'm really exited. We've been carting ourselves round in a 25 year old camper van and its sooooo hard to steer and park. Can't wait to get my hands on power steering and parking sensors!!!!

flying I think a lot of Irish names are 'common' enough in the UK to no longer cause any more of a problem than any other name - Niamh, Orla, Aoife, Siobhan are all well known these days.

I'm getting serious buggy buying envy.

Cutandstick Sat 02-Feb-13 19:55:43

Just tucking in to a chocolate cake I've made (been fantasing about it for days and finally cooked!) nom nom!
cheese and run our head seems to have a policy of 'you go public I put it in the newsletter'.... So most teachers knew the week after Xmas and I had to keep it from TAs as a lot of ours are parents. I was going to wait til 20 weeks, but couldn't disguise bump for that long (plus the size of my boobs meant shirts were cutting off the circulation under my arms blush ).... So published to all at 17 weeks. I think it's to stop gossip, and promote the propaganda of school being a 'loving family' (dripping sarcasm after the week I've had!)

SlouchingPanda Sat 02-Feb-13 21:11:26

Feel well behind with all this buggy buying and talk of names. I have adjusted to the fact that I'm pregnant and working up to the idea that there might be a baby at the end of it.

I have, however, relented and bought some maternity clothes after a trip to the big smoke. I am crap at online shopping so wanted to go in and try things on. Apologies to non-south east types, but I can report that Topshop in Oxford Circus and H&M on Recent Street have reasonable in store ranges. Also found bits in New Look and Gap just east of Oxford Circus. Anyway, maternity trousers are so comfy, and picked up some bump bands which will hopefully keep me in my regular clothes a bit longer.

17+2 and looking a bit pregnant now!

MightBeMad Sat 02-Feb-13 21:12:07

Aw Aoife, Colleen, Siobhan, Orlagh, Niamh... I can jut imagine these cute little people running round our homes in the months and years to come <soppy hormonal emoticon > blush

MightBeMad Sat 02-Feb-13 21:13:33

Ps I'm not Irish, nor do I have any Irish connection, so substitute something plain old boring English in our house, but you know what I mean!!

dinkystinky Sat 02-Feb-13 21:30:08

Slouching - the way I look at it, getting into maternity wear earlier simply means you get more use out of the stuff - so better value for money!

Mightbemad - no Irish names in our household either. My sister is married to an Irish guy (v Irish, youngest of 9!) So expect my nephews and nieces in the future to have lovely Irish names too though. Still trying to come up with another boys name both DH and I like - proving tough....

MarieKL Sat 02-Feb-13 21:51:43

Flying sorry to hear you're still bleeding. You must be so feed up. I hope the name choosing gives you something else to think about.

We're similar to Citizen, only one boys name we both like and we used that for DS. We're going to wait till the birth to find out. I know I'll be going crazy with wondering towards the end, but I also know how much I enjoyed not knowing with DS. Mind you as DS keeps declaring, "I might be a big brother, I might be a big sister" there is an argument for finding out sooner smile

Any name ideas greatly appreciated. Would love a rare but English sounding name. Otherwise we'll just have to default to our cats names, Charlotte and Slyvester!!!

paolocee Sun 03-Feb-13 07:40:45

Re: names, we're finding boys' names a piece of cake. It's girls' names that are so difficult. Girls' names seem to be prone to so much faddishness. The ones I've liked forever as they were slightly unusual and simple are now really popular.

DW's sister even nicked one of our ideas a couple of years back because she thought we'd never have kids. hmm

So, we're sorted for boys but not girls. And I'm of Irish descent but prefer the more rural Irish names. (No, not Spud or Poteen) grin

Huffpot Sun 03-Feb-13 09:03:16

Our two boys have Irish names so bump will have one too.
Our eldest is Tadhg so thats quite unusual.
We are already starting to look round a bit now and debating.

My friend back home is pregnant too and is bleeding (and its an IVF baby) and its awful. It would be awful so you have my full sympathy and thoughts Flying sad

esme80 Sun 03-Feb-13 09:44:27

paolocee my SIL nicked one of our girl names a few years ago too! Although it was more my DHs name so I was quietly grateful for it...
We have girls names, but stuck on boys names. Trying to find Swedish names I like in english and vice versa, so complicates it a bit. But have decided not to discuss it anymore till we find out what we are having at scan on 15th. Less than 2 weeks away now, cant wait!

dinkystinky Sun 03-Feb-13 10:17:35

Esme - my Swedish friend had a devil of a time finding a boys name that worked in english and swedish - she called her little boy Elliott in the end which I thought was lovely.

Dh went to look after mil yesterday - in the not quite 24 hours he has been gone DS2 has come down with a racking cough that had him (and me) up most of last night and the microwave has blown up! Sigh.

Hai1988 Sun 03-Feb-13 10:49:18

Hey all just thought id give a quick update as its been a while since i posted.

Well its 17+2 today and am feeling quite good, boobs dont hurt as much anymore and bump is getting bigger, have gone up a clothes size as i think.maternity clothes are so expensive i just get bigger clothes .Have put on quite a bit of weight tho but dont wanna sweat about it to much.

Heard the heart beat at 16wk app which was great smile

Have started to get a tad organised have bought a few baby clothes manly sleepsuits and a cute popcorn blanket.
Have sorted through DS's old clothes that i am.gonna reuse, will wash all clothes at some point. As you can see am quite organised and a control freak which leads me to my lil rant, please tell me to calm down and tell.me i am being unreasonable if you think i am.

Well my fil has very very kindly offered to buy us the babys pram for us which i am extremly greatfull for.

The thing is he is the type of man who gets everything last minuite (litrally shops on xmas eve and getd birthday gifts the day before or sometimes even on the birthdays)

Everytime the subject of the pram comes up he says we'll get it eventually.theres no rush, which i get i am only 17weeks atm. But am so worried it will be left right up till week before my due date or even right up till or after depending what happens. My question to you is, it is just hormones or would this bug and worry the hell out of you aswell ?

Really sorry for the long post, hope all you ladies are well smile

dinkystinky Sun 03-Feb-13 11:29:16

Hai - glad all well with you. Wouldn't bug me as you don't need a pram for the second your baby comes out - would be much more worried about having to have the car seat to travel with if you are giving birth outside of home. That said, if you are stressing about it and see a good deal on the pram you want, probably worth pointing fil in that direction as will save him money...

CitizenOscar Sun 03-Feb-13 12:05:57

Hai1988 - i like to be organised too, so it would have bugged me first time round. Now I know it's not actually that urgent so I'd be more relaxed. But it depends whether you're expecting to go shopping together to choose it etc, or want to keep an eye on bargains. Are you expecting to tell him what to buy & he'll just pay for it? If so you could just send him the link to the one you want & ask him to buy it - if there's a sale deadline make that clear, otherwise leave it up to him.

Car seat and even sling/carrier probably more urgent than a pram. But even they don't need buying way in advance!

Hai1988 Sun 03-Feb-13 12:07:46

Hi thanks for the reply dinky

Thats the thing tho if it was just the pram yeah i get i wont need it for a few days proberly, but the pram we want and fil has agreed on getting is a pram travel systemso you get the matching car seat with it and as you say you need that to.get home.

It is on deal atm the car seat is free when you by the pram but he has just said that it doesnt matter if the deal goes then he will just buy the car seat separate! Why spend more money when you dont have to :$

Hai1988 Sun 03-Feb-13 12:09:51

Sorry didnt mean tp ignore your post citizen was x post

Persuasion Sun 03-Feb-13 12:18:25

Glad things are going well hai. I don't think it's unreasonable if you're the sort of person who likes to be organised. I'm similar, but we've compromised, in that we've been shopping, had a play with several pushchairs and have essentially chosen, and now we're waiting for a good offer on the one we want, which delays it enough to keep DH calm!

On that subject, we had fun playing with pushchairs yesterday, and bought some baby clothes and a sleepsack (a gift from DHs parents and grandparents). It has suddenly made things feel very real!

flying sorry your still bleeding, but it's good news that the baby is ok. Must be terribly stressful for you, I hope you're being well looked after smile

In terms of names we find girls much easier than boys. We also have a short surname which is a bit limiting, but we have an early short list going, although it may yet change!

Persuasion Sun 03-Feb-13 12:20:14

Sorry, cross posted Hai! Sounds like you're definitely not being unreasonable in that case!

Hai1988 Sun 03-Feb-13 12:34:38

Thank you perswasion glad to no its not just me and my crazy homones being unreasonble smile

lizincornwall Sun 03-Feb-13 14:03:51

Hai, I agree you're not being unreasonable. I'd be stressing too smile
Excuses you could try: baby could come early, you need to practice with it before the bump gets too big?
The car seat you defo need early doors - any chance you could buy it all, and FIL reimburse you later? That sounds really rude I bet, but I think we are allowed to be more militant keen than usual with the whole baby thing.

For instance, it took me a few weeks with DD to start asking people to bring lunch when they came to visit grin. It made such a difference & no-one seemed to mind!

Thinking of you flying. A friend at work had the same thing, and looked so worried the whole time, it must be so scary. To help reassure, everything turned out absolutely fine!

dinkystinky Sun 03-Feb-13 15:49:58

In that case Hai, I would say you need it to arrive by no later than 34 weeks as you will need the car seat if baby comes early.

cheekbyjowl Sun 03-Feb-13 16:13:41

I wouldnt worry. You could say that you love shopping for baby stuff and would be thrilled to go with him when he gets it. And if he hasnt got it in 5 months time youll bet he will make sure its with you by the time you need it. still got a while yet smile

specialknickers Sun 03-Feb-13 18:51:56

Can I ask a very personal question? I'm guessing most of us are now in maternity jeans, but do you actually look pregnant yet? Despite not really putting on any weight (maybe a lb or two max, I am being very careful because of my pelvic problems and advanced age) I look really quite chunky.

Have any of you got a proper bump yet?

VinegarDrinker Sun 03-Feb-13 19:01:06

I've got a small but fairly obvious bump specialknickers but thisis no 2 and most people seem to 'pop' earlier second & subsequent times. This week I have had people asking if I'm pregnant for the first time.

I'm 18+5.

dinkystinky Sun 03-Feb-13 19:02:35

I do have a proper bump special knickers - I look like a weeble! I think 2 big babies have destroyed my abs muscles... We all develop in different ways, your bump will come.

Thinkingof4 Sun 03-Feb-13 19:07:20

special I've had a proper bump since about 12 weeks but I am on pg no4 and have no abdominals left to speak of! I have an impressive bump now at 18+5, not feeling heavy, just a lovely wee baby bump grin

specialknickers Sun 03-Feb-13 19:08:00

This is my number two as well and I have no abs either! I do have an inverse pelvis though, which means my babies grow into my back (as painful as it sounds unfortunately)... Would love a nice bump to show for it!

dinkystinky Sun 03-Feb-13 19:11:12

Special - I was nowhere near this size at coming up to 19 weeks with DS2! Ouch, babies growing into your back sounds super painful.

I seem to fluctuate - sometimes I look pregnant, sometimes just fat. I find maternity tops are doing wonders for making me look pregnant, my old clothes just make me look like a potato! A pregnant friend said I had a little bump, but no one who doesn't know has noticed. Time still seems to be dragging, can't wait for 20 week scan now.
16+5 and counting...

MightBeMad Sun 03-Feb-13 19:19:23

Special, yes, sadly (given what it says about the state of my abs this time around) I have a definite bump now! Didn't show until about 20 weeks with dc1 but this time people have been noticing/commenting since about 12 weeks , if not before blush

15+5

Abzs Sun 03-Feb-13 19:19:57

I have a bump that shows in a dress, but not in jumper and trousers or a winter coat.

I really have to go shopping for maternity trousers. I only have one pair that will fit me for work and only one for home too.

18+0

special I bought maternity jeans a week ago, but could easily have been wearing them for several weeks. I was barely showing with DD at 20 weeks, but I'm quite obviously pregnant this time around. I love having a bump, I just wish it wasn't going to be quite so obvious for my interview (although I'm going to have to tell them at the interview anyway).

VinegarDrinker Sun 03-Feb-13 19:31:35

Ah Thinkingof4 we must share a due date smile Were your others on time? Early? Late?

Beginningofthejourney Sun 03-Feb-13 19:47:31

This is my 1st and I seem to have a fairly big bump already (wasn't exactly skinny before!) I hadn't put on any weight until 2 weeks ago and my hairdresser said my face look slimmer! Haven't weighed myself recently and the midwife didn't weigh me, she did say I have good stomach muscles as my ridge (I can't feel one) is well defined? Nearly fell of the bed laughing as I didn't think I had any stomach muscles hmm

BadMissM Sun 03-Feb-13 19:56:32

specialknickers Was a Quest on the Boots Website, with all accessories, £130. I'm picking up instore...

15+6 and definite bump, though is no 2 and I am ancient I'm older, so abs have given up and packed their bags! God knows what OI will look like in the end!

Have had to get some things as we are skint I need to spread the cost over a few months rather than all at the end. Pram was a good deal, and have been looking at cots and car seats too.... just picking stuff up as I see it. Have nothing left from DD as she is 14, and was born abroad. Only thing have been given is a Moses Basket by my friend in Belgium (arriving with her in April!).

MrsRoss26 Sun 03-Feb-13 20:25:25

special I definitely have the start of a bump. First baby for me, but no stomach muscles to think of. I was a size 12 before and have completely given up with
work trousers. The only trews I get in now are my very stretchy skinny jeans (seems wrong!)

Fortunately I have got quite a few dresses and tops from eBay which are keeping me smart at work and pretty slimline feeling still! Would completely recommend maternity stuff from eBay as it's been very cheap and still very good quality.

Telling my other workplace this week. Not expecting them to be surprised! Will be a relief to have told everyone though. Have you all told most important people yet?

15+4 smile

Cheeseandbread Sun 03-Feb-13 20:30:21

Thanks runs guava and cut for advice on telling kids.

I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself as I have bad wisdom tooth pain at the moment. It came on Friday evening- why is it these things always happen at the weekend? Pain opening my mouth and swallowing. Just had porridge for supper. Not had much sleep but the cat has taken pity on me and curled up on my lap smile

I've been looking at pushchairs some more. There is a nice Chicco travel system in the boots sale. Does anybody have any experience of chiccos?

Looking forward to a trip to ikea in a couple of weeks grin

AmaDablam Sun 03-Feb-13 20:35:44

Hello, hope everyone had a good weekend. We finally made it down to my parents, which was nice as our intended trip a couple of weeks ago had to be cancelled due to the snow.

Twirlie really pleased to hear your feeling better and your backache didn't come to anything.

To join in on the name conversation, we had our boy's name sorted before we'd even conceived, and both still love it now it's becoming more of a reality, and have also settled on a middle name. We intend to find out the gender at the 20 week scan on 4th March, so if it is a boy we don't need to have any more name conversations, which would be both a relief and a bit of a shame, as it is quite an exciting part of getting ready for your baby's arrival, I think.

As for girls' names, that's proving much trickier, although I did use the two hour car journey this afternoon to pin DH down on the subject and we've managed to find two we both quite like. I was raised in the UK but as my mum is half Dutch and half Swedish it would be quite nice to have something that works in other European languages. I think Anna is a brilliant one for that, but as it's already my mum and my SIL's name it would probably be a bit much to have another one in the family, so would probably end up as a middle name.

In bump news, I think I look a bit pregnant, and so does DH (well at least when he sees me in my birthday suit blush) but to anyone that doesn't know me and my usual body shape well, I just look like I have a bit of a post-Christmas tummy. I've outgrown my jeans now, and a couple of skirts, but other than that I'm mostly in my normal clothes still, and having serious "bump-envy" with other pregnant-and-blooming-looking ladies!

16+0

SundaySunshine Sun 03-Feb-13 20:40:31

I've got a proper little bump, it's great smile. I've put on loads of weight, as I've eaten my way through 18 weeks of nausea; I'm not too bothered though, I'm hoping the weather will warm up a bit so I can get out and get some exercise now that I've stopped feeling so sick 24/7.

As for names, DH has got a boys name lined up, and I've got a girls name - though that hasn't been cleared by DH just yet, but I'm sure I can bring him round grin

flying you poor thing, it must be exhausting you with worry. Hang on in there flowers

I succumbed to buggy stalking today, even though I have no intention of buying one! The icandy's look so bright and comfy.

VinegarDrinker Sun 03-Feb-13 20:52:17

cheese we have the Chicco Trio buggy/travel system. No complaints at all tbh. Still on regular use at nearly 2 unlike virtually all our friends' travel systems. Easy to use, folds much smaller than other parent facing buggies (and umbrella fold) lightweight. Obviously not as trendy or shiny as icandy/Bugaboos/Stokke etc but that isn't something that is important to us.

Cheeseandbread Sun 03-Feb-13 21:09:18

Ooooooh thanks Vinegar smile I thought it looked quite good- a good deal too!

I've got a little bump but if you didn't know me you might just think I had eaten one too many pies. I've got a couple of pairs of maternity trousers and one dress. All my usual dresses that I wear for work will do me for a bit I reckon as they are quite loose. I can't wait for a real bump...

Looking forward to midwife appointment tomorrow afternoon.
16+1

Lol beginning my midwife said the same thing and I'm pretty sure I have NO core strength at all, have never been able to do sit ups etc as it hurts my back. Not a sporty person and haven't been to the gym for about 2 years. I thought she was either a) being nice or b) was comparing me to someone who'd already had a baby. I nearly laughed out loud!

Sashabella0 Sun 03-Feb-13 21:46:38

I'm 15+4 and its my first pregnancy. I I have a huge bump! I was in size 32 jeans pre pregnancy. I measured my bump today and its 37".

I am only 5 2 so perhaps that's why I'm showing so early. My boobs are massive too!

I'm still tired and suffering from really bad headaches. I was in bed until 4pm today with one. It's not fair as my DH was out all afternoon watching the rugby so it should have been him with the sore head! I'm finding working full time difficult so hoping the headaches will pass soon. I'm seeing the midwife on Tuesday so I'll have a chat with her about it.

Buggy wise we have been offered a nearly new Phil and Ted's from a relative so will see how we get on with that. Haven't got a clue what we need. Think we are going to sign up for NCT classes.

Good luck with the appointments this week ladies.

dinkystinky Sun 03-Feb-13 21:49:15

Mmm serious case of pregnancy hormones going on today - caught myself welling up at bloody Tangled when watching it with the kids earlier!

MarieKL Sun 03-Feb-13 22:27:33

Dinky I hope DS2's cough is better and you get more sleep tonight.

Cheese ouch to the toothache. I hope the midwife appointment goes well tomorrow.

Bump wise I also seem to be showing far earlier than I did with my first, but if you didn't know me you'd probably put it down to too many pies as I've also got chunkier all over - brought my normal size 8 knickers yesterday only to find to my horror when I got home I had a bad case of builder's bum!

iclaudius Sun 03-Feb-13 22:36:43

Hello I am an emergent lurker.
Probably the oldest on here and with lots of dc (!) this is an unexpected one for me.
Had nuchal etc which was fine but with some dicky bloods and have since had harmony.
Trying to get some sense of reality by joining here as not really faced what's to come yet!
15 weeks tomorrow so end July but will have elcs which was a couple of weeks early last time so assuming mid July

paolocee Sun 03-Feb-13 23:09:25

Welcome iclaudius - what a great show that was. Do you have a football team's worth of DCs yet?

DW's twin bump is HUGE. It's great. But bad back pain and TERRIBLE headaches.

16+4

iclaudius Sun 03-Feb-13 23:25:53

of sorts and without outing myself 'yes' paolocee!
Have been lurking for a while so will say congratulations to you and your wife! What great news !
I think i make your wife look young so that's another positive smile

orangebubbles Sun 03-Feb-13 23:44:35

My last remaining stomach muscle gave up the fight and left the building in Christmas Day blush def bump here!

Thought I was decided on twin buggy but now I'm umming and arghing over whether pram and buggy board combo <sticks head back in sand>

dinky join you in need of Kleenex! Not stopped today, so bad my eyes are swollen! Pesky hormones!

Hope mw apt goes well cheese mine on Wednesday, I can't remember whether they listened to the hb at 16wks with DD. hope they do, it's very reassuring to hear it.

Welcome newbies smile

photographerlady Mon 04-Feb-13 07:39:39

Morning all and welcome newbies. 17 weeks today and really hoping my tiredness and fatigue starts to let up. Especially Mondays with all the boring morning meetings I've been yawning my way through them. Where is this sudden burst of second trimester energy at?

orangebubbles Mon 04-Feb-13 08:18:10

Tri 2 never made any difference here until week 18/19 but I was never 'radiant' as some are photographer. Only in one department did my body think wha hoo, tri 2! and that was that my sex drive went bonkers blush

photographerlady Mon 04-Feb-13 08:29:45

Yeah I noticed I'm out of my "do not tough me hisss" phase heehee. Roll on 18/19/20 weeks.

photographerlady Mon 04-Feb-13 08:51:34

On another note:

Anyone booking antenatal classes soon? We just registered for NCT and hynobirthing. Really could decide but DH pregifted hynobirthing ones for valentines. We are really romantic atm it's all babies. babies, wife snoring all night and endless trips to appease my bladder.

I am hoping I'm not the weirdo in NCT, I'm abit dorky, we both are, and my DH is going to make me giggle.

Devilforasideboard Mon 04-Feb-13 08:57:48

Hello all, how are we doing today?

I've been lurking for a while as we dealt with Devilcat1 getting iller and weaker. We made the difficult but as it turned out correct decision to let him go yesterday. I'm in absolute bits today so have taken the day off work to wallow a bit. I'm in bed now with Devilcat2 stretched out beside me.

In happier news I not only have a definite bump but am feeling proper nudges from Bobble smile He/she (I think we're going to find out which it is if we can) went nuts when Scotland scored the first try at the weekend so that settles the 'will it be a Scotland or England supporter' debate DH and I have been having. This is even more important than names or gender grin

17+5

dinkystinky Mon 04-Feb-13 09:19:29

Welcome iclaudius - add yourself to the runners and riders (or rather waddlers and riders) list with your due date. Congratulations on your baby - no need to say which no child it is. My mum is one of 8 and my dad one of 9 (as I mentioned upthread my BIL is youngest of 9 - MIL is one of 8 too) so big families are ace as far as I'm concerned.

Devil - huge hugs and box of kleenex for the loss of Devilcat1. Take your time to grieve and remember all his wonderful funny/silly/scary moments. Lol at Bobble being a scotland supporter.

Photographerlady - there was a huge mix of people/backgrounds at the NCT class I did, but being where it was at least one parent to be was a working professional. Very sweet of your DH to gift you your hypnobirthing course.

Spoke to my lovely birth doula yesterday - she was trying to coax me towards a homebirth as she was convinced DS2 would have arrived even earlier (it was pretty fast as it was - 3 1/2 hours from waters bursting to him in my arms) if we hadnt had the half hour transfer to the birth centre. Will speak to DH when he's back next week and see how the pregnancy progresses and how I feel nearer the time. Keep thinking this baby is going to be born in July when we (and everyone down the street) have all the windows open and I am a very loud birther....

dinkystinky Mon 04-Feb-13 09:25:09

Ps Orange - I have a buggy board max from when I had DS1 that I was going to pop on Ebay. PM me if you're interested and can dig out the details. Was going to sell it for a tenner plus postage (so still alot less than brand new).

DifferentNow Mon 04-Feb-13 09:49:48

Morning everyone!

Been lurking but not posted for a while. Had our gender scan at 16+1 and discovered we are having a girl! Thought I wasn't fussed but as soon as the sonographer said 'girl' I realised that I'd really been hoping for that so v excited. Have decided on her name now too.

Still being sick a lot unfortunately but better than I was and I have been distracting myself by making a list of absolutely everything I need to buy in advance of her arriving. Thought I was being v sensible but the list is huge! Have decided on Baby Jogger City Mini. Bump enormous. Going to Paris for my birthday in May when I'll be 33 weeks. Bit concerned I'll be too gigantic to stand up by then. Have anomaly scan in just under 2 weeks but feel worried that I haven't really felt her move yet so it can't come quick enough.

18+1

dinkystinky Mon 04-Feb-13 10:04:39

DifferentNow - congrats on your little girl. We're going to go for a baby jogger city versa I think. Dont forget to get your GP to do your fit to travel letter for when you go to paris. We're going to Lanzarote in April (just before I turn 34 weeks) which we booked before I even got pregnant - have had to pencil in my date for a GP appt in my diary to stop me forgetting to get the letter!

DifferentNow Mon 04-Feb-13 10:20:32

Thanks Dinky! Have fit to fly in hand (assuming I remain fit to fly!). It's a bugger cause inbound flight is Flybe who require GP letter but outbound is Air France who don't seem to mind if you board in labour! Do you mind me asking why you've decided on the Versa model?

dinkystinky Mon 04-Feb-13 10:25:17

Glad to hear it DifferentNow.

Want the versa as want a four wheeler rather than 3 wheeler (had Quinny Buzz for DS1 and found it really difficult walking in the woods in Hampstead heath with it due to the single front wheel). Love how easy the Baby Joggers seem to be to fold one handed.

CottonSock Mon 04-Feb-13 12:20:07

Hi all, hope you had good weekends.

Scan this morning, I have a girl too. Very happy smile
Also, got due date adjusted - they did have it wrong before so now 24th June. Will update list.
Also, my DramGenii pillow just arrived.
And, I discovered my maternity jeans have a hidden adjustable waistband - so I can wear them and not return due to falling down issues.
And, I have my Bumps class later today, so not much work going on smile
Good day for me then..

Buggy question of the day....
After looking a lot at the Boots sale mountain buggies, I'm not convinced they are good enough for proper offroad / running (unless you get the Terrain which is discountinued)?? I have seen reviews that say mud blocks front axel. Any thoughts? Anyone got a buggy that is good for proper offroad / light jogging?? I have also seen the Out and About 360 nipper, which has good parent reviews. I don't want to sepnd too much, because will also get a compact travle system, but could save ££ by getting second hand.