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Martians 2014: thread 10. More scans, bigger bumps and eating for two! Nearly halfway there, ladies!

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IceNoSlice Wed 25-Sep-13 21:16:51

Thread 9

Shiny new thread. Welcome all those due to pop out a baby in March 14, whether you're an old hand or a newbie, come join the fun!

Saggy it's so good to hear from you. Please don't feel like you're lowering the thread! Far from it. I'm so pleased for you that you are continuing the pregnancy. You're going to be great x

commsgirl Wed 25-Sep-13 21:22:54

Saggy lovely to hear from you. Keep talking to us whenever you want, don't you dare worry about lowering the thread! You're going to be brilliant x

IceNoSlice Wed 25-Sep-13 21:23:49

Just me then <twiddles thumbs>

Beccadugs Wed 25-Sep-13 21:34:08

Thinking of you saggy as everyone has said you and your baby are Martians so this is where you belong!

Prambo Wed 25-Sep-13 21:37:41

Saggy, you are an inspiration and such a strong lady. I'm so pleased you're finding strength and friends on that other thread. You will never bring us down with news of your lovely baby. Wishing you peace xx

Thanks, girls, for house cheerings. Was it BWP who mentioned the missing kitchen drawers? I'm on it. I can't cope with a shoddy kitchen with the amount of time I spend cooking, so that's really important to me.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow, RockChick. You enjoying your anniversary evening? wink

Gawjus, I just can't get you out of my head. Remember, won't you, that we are your friends and will never judge you thanks

PiratesMam Wed 25-Sep-13 21:45:09

Ice cheers for sorting out thread ten. TEN! 9 went in a flash, I don't think I read half of it!

Saggy Have read your other thread and glad you came back to update us on here too, thank you. You and your baby are still Martians and like the others have said, we are here through the good and bad. Thinking of you xx

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 25-Sep-13 21:46:57

Thank you. You have all made me cry! blush
Anyway, just getting on the new thread so I don't lose you...

Prambo Wed 25-Sep-13 21:59:00

Thinking of you, too, today, Imeg thanks

OwlinaTree Wed 25-Sep-13 22:13:28

saggy glad you are back. I had a little cry too, glad you are staying with us.

I'm not on the fb page gawjus but hope you are OK.

I haven't watched this home birthing video but are the children really called horse and tree? I did a pre natal yoga class last time which was great for teaching you moves to do for an active birth, sadly I was induced so movement v limited in the end! I'd definatly recommend the yoga tho if you are interested in active birth.

IceNoSlice Wed 25-Sep-13 22:14:40

Hmmm think I was a bit premature with the 'nearly halfway' bit. If the threads continue to move as fast as they have done, we won't hit 20 weeks on this thread. Oh well, I did say 'nearly'.

I worked from home today sitting on my exercise ball all day. My back feels great! I defo recommend!

BionicEar Wed 25-Sep-13 22:28:52

Saggy, you have made one of the hardest decisions ever in your life, but from what you have shared, I know that this baby has been blessed with you and your family, and what a lucky child that is to have people who are going to love, protect and fight his/her corner.

Yes it's not the journey that you imagine you would take with this baby, but this baby will bless your life.

Stay with us, share your ups and downs, allow us to be part of yours and your extra special baby's journey.

It doesn't matter what the diagnostic is, this baby is still wanted, much like the rest of the Martians babies, and you belong here with us.

liberuna Wed 25-Sep-13 22:39:24

Saggy so happy to have you back

Pram congratulations on new place, its so hard to find somewhere that ticks all the right boxes. Well done.

Im 2 for 2 on gender guesses. Can't wait for mine but it's not till the end of October sad

16+2 and still no movement. Lots of pains and stretches though so I guess that means I'm still pregnant?

Rockchick1984 Wed 25-Sep-13 22:45:05

Well, back from my romantic evening - so stuffed full of curry and onion bhajis its ridiculous! And yes, have enjoyed the evening very much twice

Hope Gaw is ok, just seen all the stuff on fb sad

Pram looking forward to tomorrow, will make sure I have cake in!!

Saggy you don't bring the thread down, everyone on here will go through something negative at some point and I know you would be one of the first to offer comfort - that works both ways!

Not watching the poo-birth video, I was paranoid enough about not wanting to poo when I was in labour last time (DH assures me I didn't) so seeing that would terrify me!

commsgirl Wed 25-Sep-13 22:45:26

Lib you're definitely still pregnant smile

Ice I think I need an exercise ball. Might look a hit odd in the office though!

I can't believe we're on thread nine and April are only on two!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 25-Sep-13 22:46:22

Liberuna its not unknown to feel nothing until 20 weeks first time round, don't worry. My placenta is at the front, and I haven't felt anything yet, and I know from the recent scans that baby is definitely having a party in there! 16 weeks tomorrow. Just be patient. My PG app says that at first its very soft and gentle like the stroke of a fishes tail. I'd say from experience that that is spot on and very easy to miss.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 25-Sep-13 22:51:36

Do we have FB? How did I miss that? May I join please?

PainAuxRaisins Wed 25-Sep-13 23:03:30

Glad you're back Saggy - send a msg to Greymoose and she can add you to FB. Hope Gawj is ok too.

commsgirl Wed 25-Sep-13 23:04:09

Saggy just l send greymoose a message with your Facebook link and she'll sort you out smile

Prambo Wed 25-Sep-13 23:04:49

Saggy, I've forgotten how you join, sweetheart, but it's summat to do with GreyMoose. You PM her your fb link, I fink.

Rock, your house better not smell of sex...wink

Bionic, your post to Saggy was beautiful and just what I wanted to say.

AbiBub Wed 25-Sep-13 23:40:49

Hey! Wow, another thread ahoy!

bwp you will be fabby at it. I left a big gap for that very reason but I bet if the gap had have been smaller I still would have managed!!

Thanks grey shall go in a have a contribution hopefully tomorrow!

saggy the biggest hugz to you ever. You are a wonderful lady and be on here as much as you need to be, as everyone else has said we are here for you.x

And what the 'beep' am I still doing awake? !

Yeah I shoulf have been in bed ages ago! Nighty night! :0)

Deffo still pregnant Lib!

Am so worried for Gawj. Can't stop thinking about her.

Glad you had a good time twice Rock! I'm excited for your northern cake afternoon tomorrow!

I also couldn't agree more with what Bionic said.

Night Abi!

JK10 Thu 26-Sep-13 00:42:16

gawjus hope all okay.

saggy so pleased your back.

pram fab house news, looks great.

Your all gonna hate me! Can't believe so many of you love eating blue steaks and butcher shops! I'm a veggie! Used to be a barmaid and my stomach would turn when ppl ordered blue steak baguettes!! The bread would turn pink, awwww! Saying that though my 4 kids and DP are meat eaters and I cook it for them every night just can't bring myself to actually touch it and cutting it raw makes me heave!

JK10 Thu 26-Sep-13 00:42:55

Oh and I hate incompetent builders.

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 01:00:16

saggy I'm glad you are staying with us. It's a tough decision to make but I'm glad you have made it. You are an amazing woman!

x0gawjus0x Thu 26-Sep-13 06:43:59

These ladies are truely so lovely thank you so much words cant explain how much youve helped me i feel so lucky even though ive never met you thank you doesnt cut it x

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 06:49:53

JK - I don't hate veggies! It's as valid a choice as any, just not one I could make.

My steaks at Gaucho were beautiful yesterday. I got the trio of medallions and was making orgasm noises right the way through my meal. (I'm naughty so had all 3 rare, and they were like butter to chew). And so people know, a £5 tomato side salad us actually quite tasty...has about 6 different kinds of tomato in it.

I've been invited to a 'shortened' interview for that role I've been contacted about. I'm assured that it won't be a full blown interrogation. Can't say I want any kind of interview, but I am well aware that if they agree to pay me the amount I want, I'll get quite a significant amount more cash during my first 3 months mat leave. If they try to get me to take the job without sweetening the deal with the pay, I'm simply going to turn it down. It's not worth the extra stress if I'm going to hardly get a pay bump. Interview is a week today (2nd interview while upduffed - I know I'm hard core lol)

Welcome back Saggy - we missed you. x

SoSurprised Thu 26-Sep-13 06:50:21

Saggy lots of hugs your way. I have been thinking of you and am really glad you've come back smile

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 06:59:54

Hi gawjus I didn't see you there (have been attempting to wrestle my comedy-sized-boobs into a bra for work). How are you doing?

x0gawjus0x Thu 26-Sep-13 07:05:39

Hey joll im doing ok better than yesterday just thinking about my scan later is making me feel better i hope they dont cross their legs!

your poor boobs my bras dont fit either infact my left boob is bigger than my right one now i wonder if they do mixed cup sizes !

x0gawjus0x Thu 26-Sep-13 07:07:10

Nearly half way ice its crazy isnt it 2.5 weeks and ill be 20 weeks ahhh :D and all weve done is worry! X

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 07:15:32

Hoping your little one gives you a good flash if its bits gawjus wink

Don't think I can consider myself nearly half way yet...I'm only 14 weeks. I've been the youngest practically everywhere I go (August baby) and now my Alien is one of the younger bumps on the thread and I get to see soooooo many people find out gender before I do. Boooooo! wink

JK10 Thu 26-Sep-13 07:26:46

Ha ha! Thanks joll! £5 tomato salad compared to orgasmic steak mooing on the plate!!! Made me laugh!!

gaw good luck at scan! Bubba will be fine, I had same huge emotional stuff going on when pg with dc2 but all was well. They are tough little things. Can't wait to hear pink or blue.

Who is next? I'm not finding out as I have boxes of both pink and blue. The only thing I need is a pram, as mine finally broke after baby 4.

lyra was it u who bought the orb? What colour did u go for? I really like the teal but it that classified as unisex or too boyish? Thoughts please!?!

JK10 Thu 26-Sep-13 07:28:17

joll brill news about I interview! Go grab yourself a whopping pay packet, and celebrate with another big fat, juicy, orgasmic steak!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 07:45:41

JK - you never know, I might treat myself to a small glass of merlot if everything goes to plan wink

gawjus - I've only just seen the Facebook page. What the actual fuck?!? Can we safely refer to that cunt as your ex now? You're seriously better off without him. Let us know if yoy need any kind of help. I'm sure all if us can pull together and get a peaceful outcome for you. x

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 07:46:57

Oooh gawjus larger left breast means it's a boy!!

How exciting!! Do you find out today?

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 07:49:04

X post with joll sorry you are having relationship issue.

RaspberrysAndIcecream Thu 26-Sep-13 07:52:14

Morning ladies - I feel I had to read everything before replying, and that took a while!!! grin

pram congratulations on the new place!!! Glad it's worked out for u. Have they given u a moving I'm date?

saggy glad you're still on the thread with us. I read ur other thread with tears in my eyes. Your baby is very lucky to have such an awesome Mummy!!

gaw I'm not on the Facebook page yet but I hope you're ok.

Is anyone apart from JK10 not going to find out what they're having? I don't want to know!! I'd quite like a surprise and also I think that it may encourage me to shop ridiculously if I know what sex it is!!! So for the sake of our bank balance, I don't want to know!! Lol!!

joll I'm also only 14 weeks, our babies will be the younger Martians!! Also good luck for ur second interview next week!! Interviewing in pregnancy is hardcore - much respect!!! Some days I feel like I can hardly string a sentence together, let alone doing an interview!! :-)

Saggy just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of best wishes to you and your family. You've been put in a position that no one wants to find themselves in and I agree that your baby is so lucky to be coming to such a wonderful home. I hope that doesn't sound patronising blush

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 08:33:01

My phone is playing up so finding it difficult to keep up.

saggy you are amazing, and as I'm sure you can tell, we are all here for you.

gawjus I've not been able to see what is going on on fb, but I saw the original post and I really hope you are ok, you are going to have some really tough decisions to make soon. I know this might seem the wrong thing to say but this could not have happened at a better time. You really need to decide what is best for you & baby. I have been in the same place as you and if you need to talk just PM!

Love to you all. <3

x0gawjus0x Thu 26-Sep-13 08:38:32

I hope it gives me a good flash too jolls !! Havent taken my engagement ring off yet though sad

Thanks jk more concerned about them than me did hear their lovely hb yesterday though!

Does it owl? How does my boobs know before me haha i am sooo sure its a boy though!

thanks kara seems alot of these ladies have been where i am and now they are all in loving relatiomships and i hope im that lucky x

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 08:47:53

Oh also baby mcleod has been going mental since yesterday evening, I can actually feel it through my tummy! Fuck knows what he/she is so excited about but kept me up most of the night.
17 weeks today. 21 days until next scan!

TotalShock Thu 26-Sep-13 08:49:24

Thread nine went so quick! So I thought I'd at least try and catch up a little before thread 10 passes me by.. Thanks for the new thread ice!

pram I'm so pleased you got the house you liked and even better at the price you wanted! It looked lovely

rock glad you had a good anniversary and it sounds like you and pram are meeting up which I'm sure will be great. I don't think I know anyone that is pg in RL and we still haven't really told anyone yet apart from some family!

gaw I'm not on fb but hope your ok and looking forward to your scan x

joll good look with the interview! Also glad you had such a good meal! Hope you're feeling like your normal self again x

saggy you can talk as much as you like, there's so many people that care and as someone else said you'd be the first to offer comfort to someone else xxx

Hello to everyone else!

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 08:59:12

Thanks Abi - I think I just worry because it'll be so different to first child or child after a huge gap.

Raspberry I'm not planning on finding out either.

Thinking of you gawjus.

MummyBee87 Thu 26-Sep-13 08:59:57

Raspberry we're not finding out either. We decided last week at our 13week scan. I really want to find out because I know I'd be great with a girl as I've been there myself etc so i'm terrified about having a boy and feel I need to do extra preparation lol! But OH really wants a surprise and my mum agreed that it would be nice to have it as a surprise too so thats what we're gonna do. I am worried i'll be an awful mum to a boy though so i'm secretly hoping its a girl which then makes me feel terrible for wanting one more than the other sad.
I had my first cup of tea in years yesterday I just really fancied it (decaf of course) I switched to decaf coffee in January or so but I've not been in the mood for one as the smell made me feel sick. Have to say I'm now wanting another tea so off to the canteen I go.
One of the things I have to say I'm not missing is pepsi/coke, which again i've avoided due to caffine (sp?) blush is anyone else trying not to drink caffine and finding it difficult or easy?
What other things are you guys avoiding, aside from the obvious blue cheeses and un-cooked meat/eggs etc?

JK10 Thu 26-Sep-13 09:10:11

joll if it's only a small glass! Push the boat out and have 2!

rasp think I too would go on a crazy totally unnecessary spend up if I knew the sex! I love shopping! Another thing I know a lot of u hate!! Although I only buy when something is needed, most of the time!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 09:11:19

I haven't had any caffeine either, just down to the fact OH is very sensitive to it and has tonnes of problems with his heart and bp, and he seems to have inherited from his father so best to be safe than sorry.

I miss pate, goats cheese, brie, rare steak, wine and fags but at least its for the greater good!

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 09:13:20

Mummy I've been either pregnant, breastfeeding or TTC for all but seven months of the last seven years so apart from very occasionally having a caffeinated drink, I've avoided caffeine almost all that time. I keep decaff tea bags in the change bag so that if I'm at someone's house and they don't have decaff I can provide it and in cafes if they don't have decaff I tend to have a hot chocolate. I'm a bit of a tea fan (I used to have about twenty different varieties of tea at home) so I do miss the variety but other than that it doesn't really bother me.

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 09:16:19

I think caffeine is the only change in my diet I have made as everything else either I've looked into the risks and decided that the risk is too low to worry about (e.g. runny eggs, pate, cheeses) or I don't have it anyway (e.g. raw shellfish, shark, marlin, swordfish, alcohol).

April13 Thu 26-Sep-13 09:22:02

hmmmm, i have cut caffeine down, but I must admit I do take it to the maximum and usually slightly over every day, am I bad??

I think I felt a kick last night, almost positive I did, but so quick I am now wondering if I imagined it. When the midwife listened to HB on Tuesday she told me it was a wriggler so should be feeling something very soon...maybe wishful thinking??

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 09:29:16

JK I really want the orb in teal. I would put boys and girls in it.

We aren't finding out the sex. I'm so excited for a huge surprise in the end!

I haven't been near coffee, it makes me feel Ill now, plus it has an unfortunate effect on my bowels! Tea is ok but I didn't drink it frequently before. I have probably 2 cups a week. I like fruit tea but I have run out.

Beccadugs Thu 26-Sep-13 09:46:02

We aren't finding our either. I'm sort of enjoying the "abstractness" of this baby. It will be here in all it's pink/blue glory for ever!!

I have a serious aversion to hot drinks, sadly. Coffee has the same effect on my bowel mummypig but it would be greatly appreciated at the moment!!

Also avoiding pâté, rare steak etc. as DH us very paranoid about it. As I'm feeling so sick I don't fancy much anyway, so it doesn't really make much of a difference!

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 09:50:26

I ordered steak in a restaurant a few weeks ago, I ordered it well done, it came medium. That's how I would usually have it. I was secretly pleased and ate it anyway. I have avoided pâté, Brie, alcohol etc though. I would love a baked Camembert!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 10:09:07

Avoiding: cigs, pate, uncooked egg, unpasteurised cheeses, mould ripened cheeses, raw fish, high mercury fish, liver, raspberry leaf tea, peanuts, practically my full pain relief stash wink

Allowing occasionally: good quality rare beef, a black americano each weekday morning (huge reduction on my normal caffeine intake), the odd small glass of red wine.

Don't think I'm doing too badly considering my pre-pregnancy diet consisted of vast amounts of all of the above. Sure I've missed things off that list too lol

justmuddlingthroughit Thu 26-Sep-13 10:21:43

Bloody hell, what happened to thread 9??? Just spent an hour and a half catching up on about 20 pages that I've missed since Monday!

saggy, imeg and gawjus, you're all in my thoughts at the moment. You're all so much stronger than I can imagine myself being, and your babies are lucky to have you as their mothers.

Congrats on the new house, prambo, and also on gender scan results, but I forget who for! blush.

I also feel like I'm lagging behind most people a bit, as I'm only 14 + 3. My 16w mw appointment isn't for another two weeks, and my 20w scan is on 7th November. Wait for me, everyone!

Still trying to think of a new mn name...

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 10:22:15

Hi all, hope everyone is well!

Still having caffeine (but way less than my usual amount and under the limit) and my favourite - gypsy toast with not properly cooked egg.

I'm avoiding peanuts and uncooked meat and that's it really as I don't really like anything else that's banned other than the stuff I'm eating anyway!

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 10:23:48

Do we need to avoid peanuts? I thought that advice had changed? Or do you have allergies in the family? Not that I've eaten any peanuts or peanut products, just curious!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 10:26:56

mummy I don't think we have to avoid them but dp has asthma and eczema so don't want to risk it either way regardless of the research just incase - and I don't really mind avoiding them for a few months anyway!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 10:33:57

My ready steady baby book states that pregnant women are no longer advised to aviod peanuts although was munching some last week and OH's lovely daughter was telling me my baby is going to die because I am so selfish blah blah blah. Little bitch. Sick of people telling me to get rid of my cat, been told not to eat pasturised cream cheese, oh and also spinach and broccolli are bad for the baby. People need to fuck off and stop spouting pointless shite at me.

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 10:35:03

justmuddling how about an NN based around the word 'muddle'. Come on maybe and prambo, this is your forte.

I am still eating nuts. Love em and they're pretty good for you.

My colleague has just returned from a holiday in Vietnam and we chatted about the food there. I am seriously craving some pho and fresh spring rolls (has to be the fresh ones, the stodgy fried ones will just not do it). And I have zero chance of having any. Love love love proper Vietnamese food.

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 10:35:57

The advice has changed Mummy - most people are fine to eat them apparently. I've just been known to have some quite random and severe allergic reactions and as nobody has managed to tell me the cause, it's best I stay away from peanuts. Which pisses me off as I love peanut butter cups!

justmuddlingthroughit Thu 26-Sep-13 10:40:12

Ooh, how about 'MuckingFuddled' as my new nn?

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 10:42:30

I've not been avoiding peanuts, but I think I will start. I do like peanut butter, which MW said was fine but I suppose I am allergic to dust & cats & have a tiny bit of eczema so should prob take it more seriously.

gawj I've not been on FB (and can't get on now I'm at work) but I'm taking it OH is being a dick again? Hope you're ok.

Saggy good to have you back!

Going back to last night:

Kara I am not Dundonian, no. It's an Auzzie phrase I decided to whip out for no reason atall.

Lyra But I don't actually carry the laptop or the camera around. You tend to know when you might want your camera and I can wait until I get home to use the laptop. And the camera on a smart phone can't be as good as a proper camera, surely? How do you zoom for a start? And really there's more pressing things that need purchasing first like a new bathroom and furniture and baby stuff. Nonetheless, I'm a bit interested. Could I get a contract for £10 a month?

justmuddlingthroughit Thu 26-Sep-13 10:44:43

I've eaten peanuts a few times so far. Although, dh's sister and cousin have mild nut allergies, so perhaps should avoid? Aaarrrggghhh, all I want to eat is rare steak, brie, runny eggs, expensive pate, and drink shitloads of coffee. <sulks>

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 10:45:58

Oh no Ice I HATE pho! I spent a bit of time in Vietnam and sometimes it was all you could get. It was like they'd got some instant noodles, boiled them in a shit load of water and gone 'voila!'. If you were lucky you got half a raw cabbage to go with your instant noodles and water.

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 10:48:56

I'm with you on the pho fox!

justmuddling I like it !!!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 10:51:12

Give me Laos food any day. They do a thing described as a salad (but is nothing like a salad) called Laarp. It's great. I must try making it.

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 10:51:20

Raspberry we're 99% sure we're not going to find out. Like JK I wouldn't be able to stop shopping can't anyway and I'm really trying to hold off on my control freak/micromanaging ways with this pregnancy!

Mummyb I feel the exact same as you about having girl vs boy. I'm sure we'll manage! It's not that I want one more than the other, I just feel like I wouldn't know what to do with a boy!

I avoided caffeine completely in the first trimester (and really went off tea and coffee anyway) so now I'm happy just having the odd mug. Not really actively avoiding anything else (apart from not being able to make my mind up about rare steak) as I don't eat it anyway or the risk feels minimal enough. Apart from blue cheese, I really miss blue cheese!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 10:55:59

I want super noodles now. Everytime food is meantioned on this thread I want it. Or if I see food on tv.
Cooked breakfast with a side of supernoodles would be amazing right now sad

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 10:58:56

Muddling, how about SuperMuddle for a name (as in 'supermodel')?

We are not finding out the sex of the baby, Rasp.

I have decided to quit caffeine altogether (I drink 3 or 4 cans of energy drink per day) as I read the other day about the risks of an underweight baby.

RockChick, I suspect you're hoovering like a madwoman or summat. Well, stop! There'll be Greggs cake crumbs when I get there wink Off to get in the shower.....see you soon, cock!

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 10:59:15

I can't stop thinking about the jar of gherkins I've got in the fridge at home.

HotCrossPun Thu 26-Sep-13 11:03:13

I have peanut butter on toast every morning for my breakfast. Nobody in the family has a nut allergy though.

I hope I haven't tempted fate!

justmuddlingthroughit Thu 26-Sep-13 11:04:50

comms, I'm fairly sure that hard blue cheese like Stilton is ok, as long as its made with pasteurised milk.


Ahem, 'scuse me.

prambo, i like that one grin

I'm still drinking tea. I say still, I only felt able to drink it again last week!

Who mentioned laarp? I bloody love it. So hot it makes my nose run! Oh yes indeedy! I have a recipe if you'd like?

Have fun Rock and Pram

Loving the new name Muddled!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 11:11:42

Me, I mentioned laarp marbie! I never had a really hot one, we were always given the tourist version! What's your recipe? Is it a beef one? The only ones I've seen in the UK have been with chicken, but it was always beef in Laos. Or maybe we only ate the beef ones, I can't remember.

MummyBee87 Thu 26-Sep-13 11:13:11

MummyP, I was told off for eating peanuts - but my argument was that we don't have a family history of an allergy and hopefully by eating a couple (not a lot) now and again it will help build up a tollerance. Not sure if that even has any scientific founding, but it makes sense to me!

The one I have is chicken, but would work equally well with beef! It's a rick stein recipe. I shall dig it out for you!

On the peanuts, I was told to eat them as normal!

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 11:18:32

Maybs I love that you have a recipe for everything! smile

Rockchick1984 Thu 26-Sep-13 11:19:19

Prambo hoovering??? I'm sure I've heard of that.... Oh, I remember, its one of the jobs I make DH do grin

Been catching up on the Christmas bargains thread, have now ordered 2x Oasis watches for £3 each, a box of Hotel Chocolat choccies for £7 instead of £20, and am trying to order some book people books with 10% off! Determined not to panic buy presents this year and end up spending a fortune!!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 11:25:17

I didn't mean to scare people with the peanut thing...they really are fine for most people. It's just because I've ended up in hospital several times unable to breathe properly and we don't know the root cause confused

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 11:25:45

Thanks maybe I will surely give it a go if you dig it out.

At my booking in appointment the midwife was reading through a list of 'not supposed to eat' things and peanuts were on there, but she says they change the advice constantly so not to worry.

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 11:26:43

I'm doing homemade gifts this year seen's I'm an unemployed erse and have plenty of time to faf around with glitter and ribbons and jam and all that awful shite. sad

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 11:30:49

I've been told not to have any citrus. Probably because I'm allergic to pineapple, grapefruit and kiwi. Orange juice makes me sick now anyway.

Ooh Kara, poor you. I'd be lost without pineapple juice. Lost I tell you. I love a bit of handmade. I made loads of edible stuff the other year. Chutneys, fudge, crackers, biscuits.....

Yes Comms. I do indeed have a recipe for every occasion. Down to cheese biscuits for dogs.....

Fox I will send you the recipe!

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 11:35:05

On peanuts - I read the Committee on Toxicity report on why the advice changed because DH is allergic to peanuts. For a few years they advised that pregnant women where there was a family history of allergies because the theory was that sensitisiation occurred in the womb (or through breastfeeding). The reason for this theory was that it is common for people to have a reaction to peanut on their first known exposure to it. The proportion of women the advice was aimed at (family history of allergies) who followed the advice was equal to the proportion of women it wasn't aimed at who followed it (from memory this was around 70%). Furhter research was done and after the advice had been in place for a number of years the eveidence was reviewed. Since it was found that there was no change in the incidence of peanut allergies despite a large proportion of pregnant women following the advice it was concluded that antenatal exposure was not causing sensitisation and the advice was withdrawn. Another possible route of sensitisation which they suggested is through skin treatments as there are plenty of those which contain peanut oil.

justmuddlingthroughit Thu 26-Sep-13 11:38:34

I'm thinking of doing homemade gifts this year too, kara. I did it a couple of years ago, and baked cookies that were the right size to fit into a Pringles tube (which was duly wrapped to look prettily festive), made some flavoured vinegars for my mum and mil, who both enjoy cooking (I just got some fresh herbs and spices, put them in posh cider vinegar for about three weeks, then strained into pretty jars into which I also put a sprig of the relevant herb etc to look nice). It actually went down really well with everyone, which relieved me cos I was a bit nervous about how things would turn out. Have a look on moneysavingexpert.com, they always have good ideas. It's not all glitter glue and ribbons, promise!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 11:39:49

Just checked my official notes (which I am dutifully carrying around with me) and it still says to avoid peanuts in there. Not sure when these were printed though.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 11:41:04

I don't do Christmas presents, cuz I'm a tight bastard. That's just the way I roll grin

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 11:41:18

The most amusing advice I read on peanuts was on an NHS page about breastfeeding which said that you don't need to avoid peanuts when breastfeeding but that you should if you are allergic to them yourself. Really? Like people with a peanut allergy couldn't have worked that out for themselves!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 11:42:32

BWP you are just a fountain of knowledge!
Maybs I have a stack of recipe books. I've never opened a single one, I'm more of a 'chuck it in and see what happens' kind of girl smile

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 11:47:38

grey, fox, you obv had bad pho! But it's one of the staple foods there, isn't it? So bound to get a real variety of quality - I guess like fish and chips in this country can be yum or vile. We stayed longest on Hoi An and did a cookery course and my pho was fragrant, flavourful and amazing. So there wink

Oh no, now I'm thinking about pad Thai too! (Another dish so common in its country you can get amazing or rubbish versions). With loads of crushed peanuts...

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 11:47:56

I think the advice changed around Summer 2010 as I found out it had changed around my second/third pregnancies. A quick google doesn't turn up the actual COT report (and I gave my hard copy to a friend) but this BBC article references the report's recommendations: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7777373.stm

grin Kara I have so many books it's a joke!

Sounds like a plan Muddle

I love how even notes vary Fox. Mine don't say that! Ooh, are you carrying yours around now? Does this mean I need a new handbag to put them in?!

April13 Thu 26-Sep-13 11:49:00

the peanut thing is weird, I was told they are fine to eat hmm I love peanut butter on wholemeal toast with jam smile

I think I have been OK with food. I was super vigilant for the first 13 weeks but relaxed now with caffeine. I have even had a few dippy eggs (convinced myself it was OK on the basis of the whole red lion argument), I had a single black pudding (but I forgot I was not meant to be eating that) and I have had haggis a couple of times as part of a supper from the chippy and as a meal (before that it was in the whole awful/black pudding category). I even had a medium steak.....I feel like I am living on the edge!!!

Not had pate, cream cheeses etc and like joll I really missed my ibuprofen, codeine, aspirin etc when I wasn't well recently...the 75 mg of aspirin I am for the pre-eclampsia risk thing doesn't even cut it!!!

Ice I love pho. I'm sure yours was amazing wink. I bloody love pad Thai. But it's not as good as Nasi goring. Drool.

BWP you are amazing. Can I ask what you do for a living?

Why can't we have black pudding?

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 11:51:46

HM presents get easier once you have a child old enough to do them - last Christmas we gave mugs or photo frames painted by DD1 to all adult relatives which seemed to go down well.

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 11:52:15

hello everyone!

please can I join you lovely ladies? I've been lurking for a little while but thought i'd send you a little message to say hello! i'm currently 14 weeks exactly so i'm right at the back of the baby queue (due on 28th march)... 20 week scan isn't till 6th November which feels like a lifetime away!!

we actually also know what we're having already - we had the harmony test done which meant we could find out the sex, and we're having a little boy! hubby is besides himself with excitement (i'm pretty sure he's bought a set of baby golf clubs already!)... harmony test was interesting - was in the waiting room with Frankie sandford (who is the size of a house now so must be due any day!), and Rachel stevens! this is going back a couple of weeks ago, and then 2 days later she announced she was preggers! hubby had no idea who either of them were...

anyway enough inane dribble from me! hope you're all enjoying your pregnancy, and for those having a tough time of it through one thing and another i'm sending you lots of love and thanks

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 11:53:52

Erm...why shouldn't we be eating black pudding? I had some this morning blush

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 11:55:16

Maybs my dog would be your best friend!

Keep the homemade gift ideas coming! Just I love the cookies in a Pringles tube idea smile

Welcome*Eln*!! Congratulations on your little boy! I'm quite far back too, due on the 24th. Get you, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous wink. Is this your first?

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 11:56:55

Maybe arguably I do nothing for a living! (Although technically I am self employed doing admin/accounts for DH's business but this doesn't create any additional earnings - it's just a sensible division of the work.) I think being a SAHP probably gives me the opportunity to read up about things I want to know about more easily.

On the home made front, Lakeland sell the little cellophane old-school sweet bags. That's what I out my fudge and cookies in, them I got some nice festive ribbon to tie them!

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 11:57:51

Welcome Eln and congrats on your little boy!

SAHM counts as a job in my book BWP! You really are a font of all knowledge!

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 11:59:03

Welcome eln. I have no idea who those people are either.

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:00:38

yes it is our first... we actually only got married in april so its all a bit sudden! i'm 35 (36 on Saturday - old bird!) so I wasn't expecting things to happen quite so quickly!

delighted though although it doesn't really seem real - the only symptoms I've had is EXTREME tiredness in the first 10 weeks, and nausea most of my waking hours (nothing major though and I didn't throw up). my boobs are also beyond huge - I was already a 32F before I got pregnant and now I think they're off the charts! just going to get some cannon ball slings and strap those together I think! no significant symptoms now though, and the only thing that gives it away a bit is that I look like I've eaten too many pies!

is this your first nomaybe?

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:01:20

wow - so many replies already - you guys are quick!!!

Indeed it is Eln! I'm with you on the boob front, also a 32f before starting! Mine feel like boulders. I have gone up a back size and switched to maternity bras. The comfort is off the scale grin

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:05:18

nomaybe I tried that but then got a major cleavage rash so weighed it up and went back to my old bras... hubby thought I was diseased when he saw it!!!

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 12:05:40

Eln my boobs have got huge as well. Reluctant to buy new bras though as they seem to change every week, might just bandage them to my body!

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 12:05:57

Welcome and congratulations eln! I see you've noticed we're a tad chatty... We filled up the last thread in about five days, so don't feel you have to read every post!

Some bastard had already taken the nn MuckingFuddled, so I am now SuperMuddle! But you can call me Super grin

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:07:03

commsgirl i'm not sure there are enough bandages in the world!

<Bows down to Super wink >

Eln I believe Prambo suffered with 'cleavage cheese'. Nasty grin

I like this trapping down idea Comms.

Strapping even

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 12:09:40

Welcome eln congrats on a blue bump!

I still have 21 days until we get to know the sex. I know I will just empty OHs bank account buying cute little outfits but he is the one desperate to know. Mwahahaha.
I've had black pudding, it was stornaway mmmmmmmmm smile actually I had a black pudding and runny egg roll. I am a bad person!

Thanks for the homemade xmas gift tips. I feel like Kirsty Alsopp. Will probably have plenty of time for crafty homemade things seen as OH thinks I should be a SAHM, not sure how to feel about this yet, but I have at least a year to think about it!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 12:10:12

hi eln! yay another for a boy! on the boob front, was a 26g at the beginning but my back has got much bigger now too, so guessing the ribs are spreading out!

mtb can you add eln and me as boy, rock and baldrick as girls to the spreadsheet if you havent already please?

could we also perhaps link it in the title post please cool?

hot/anyone, do you know if the unassisted home birth of felix alexander is the one with tree etc in? was there two posted or is it this one which is the shit covered crazy one?

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 12:11:54

i meant ice not cool - i was going with temperature based and have preg brain blush

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 12:13:26

Ice I'm sure pho CAN be nice, just that everywhere we had it in 4 months in Asia was dire. But we were eating in very cheapo places. The locals seemed to be lapping it up, but we didn't quite get it. Vietnam was at the end of the trip and, the be fair, I think we were a bit over it by then. I remember one day I couldn't find anything to eat but pho, so I had nothing to eat. I couldn't stand another bowl of hot water with a sprig of lemongrass floating in it. Eventually I found some bread & saved it for the next morning. But by then the ants had got to it sad. Then I had to get on a boat full of people vomiting to get to the stupid, overpriced phu quoc island. It was shit. smile

marbie I am carrying my notes around in my rucksack, which comes to work with me because it is packed with all my food.

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 12:14:41

Ooh, if you're updating the spreadsheet, mtb, could you change my username pretty please? I also happy for you to put my location as Bristol. Thank you!

Forgot to say, thank you for the name suggestion, prambo!

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 12:17:20

Welcome eln and congrats. You ain't that old love, we've got older on here! You're somewhere in the middle.

I have never heard black pud is banned and eat it most Saturdays.

Nice name SuperMuddle!

I'm feeling boob envy. My Bs have probably made it to... C. Great.

I tried the homemade presents thing once. There are loads of MN threads about it including one especially good one from a poster called FellatioNelson. However, much as I like the idea I don't think it saved me money after buying all the ribbons and stuff. And I really CBA this year. Maybe when DCs are old enough to help I'll have another bash.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 12:19:17

Ice I have no boobs either. Well, I measure 30/39 which technically gives me a massive size, but in rl it looks like nothing.

HotCrossPun Thu 26-Sep-13 12:23:25

Grey Yeah that's the one. It's in 2 parts. Happy viewing!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 12:33:52

Plenty of boob here if anyone would like to come take a slice or 2. I've never slouched so much in my life.

Surely, all things being equal, those with ickle knockers should be the ones to see the massive growth, and those with the wrecking balls would stayvtge same?

I'm going to call a scaffolder next because people who make bras evidently don't want to cater for the larger boobed lady.

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 12:34:29

*Stay the

Stupid fat fingers

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 12:35:47

Have you tried Bravissimo? I've heard good things.

I don't want to have boobs! They've got heaps bigger lately and I don't like it!

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:37:34

oh god!! cleavage cheese! <runs away to throw up>

i'm resisting the urge to buy anything yet. I've decided to wait until the new year (hoping for the sales!) to buy everything we need. I've not even looked at prams/travel systems yet... only actually found out there was something called a 'travel system' the other day... i'm beginning to worry for the health and safety of my child!

we do need to get another car thought so I think this is something we'll have to tackle sooner rather than later...

ooh.. what's this I hear about a spreadsheet?!?! I love all things spreadsheet (dare I admit i'm a maths geek?!?)... would love it if you could add me on to it!!

thanks for the age support ice definitely feeling a bit decrepit at the moment but that's mainly because I've had a chest infection for 3 weeks and feel like i'm falling apart at the seams!

Rockchick1984 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:45:06

I wish I got huge pregnancy boobs, I tried to save up for a boob job when I was about 18 but spent the money on shoes instead I would definitely consider one once I'm done with having more children!

Have got workmen here today replacing the garden fence - how often is it polite to offer them a brew???

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 12:46:29

eln - all admissions welcome here. People in this thread are talking to me knowing I see David Attenborough as my surrogate granddad and that I cry at geese.

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 12:48:45

hot shock shock shock shock shock is all.

eln we also have a fb (with gender guessing spreadsheets wink ) if you wanted to join just message me your link !

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 12:50:37

I hadn't shrunk back from the last pregnancy when I got pregnant because I'm still breastfeeding so mine haven't grown this time. I have no idea what my size is though - I always have to read the label if I want to know.

eln I've never used a travel system - the car seat lives in the car and we use a sling. (Or rather slings as technically we have a few.)

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:51:46

jolleigh david Attenborough is a demi-god! I also love geese, and ducks and... well.... all animals! grew up on a farm so we had a pretty eclectic selection of animals - 24 cats (farm cats so not in the house!), 2 dogs, 2 pet sheep, and 3 pet ducks who use to follow us around in a line!!!

now i'm down to 2 cats although DH keeps talking about getting a dog once I 'become a lady of leisure' (his words not mine)...

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 12:52:45

Boobs are overrated. Who needs em, I say grin

My husband is a workman so I should know this one Rock. Hmm...let's see...I think I may never have offered him a brew. But customers often do. How about every 2-3 hours? More if they're hot. Less if they read The Sun.

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 12:53:30

greymoose i'd love to join fb - is it the link to my own page I need to send you? thank you!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 12:58:06

eln yes that's the one, just message me it on here and i'll add you to my personal page so i can add you to the group (you have to be friends with someone to add them because its a 'secret group') x

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 13:01:48

greymoose when I click on the bit that says 'message poster' it just goes to the top of the page and nothing happens - am I missing something really obvious?!?

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 13:04:22

eln - he is indeed a demi-god and I'm going to cry like a bitch when he departs the land of the living.

I'm also an animal freak but wasn't lucky enough to grow up on a farm. I have a dog and a snake. Would love more but don't have time to care for them properly.

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 13:04:49

eln not sure why that is, I've just sent you my link in a pm, try that!

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 13:07:44

I'm still not ready to venture into the land of maternity bras. Saggy and unattractive. I'm a 36H so I'm sticking with my support a little longer!

Welcome eln!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 13:10:54

Why are bigger bras frumpy? With big thick granny straps, sometimes I think I would be nice to be able to get a neon pink and lepoard (sp? Babybrain!) Bejewelled bra just because. My mum has nicer bra's than me and I'm only bloody 20.

Just ate LOADS of peanuts. And a big bowl of pasta. Still hungry. And of course I've had 4 capri-suns I'm worried I have replaced my smoking with juice-drinking...

I am still in my jammies smile possibly away to bath 3 dogs, 2 ferrets and the cat. Housework can get to fuck, I'd rather wash an animal.

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 13:18:00

Ah kara - 'housework can get to fuck'. I love the Scottish turn of phrase.

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 13:30:11

Housework does indeed suck. My landlady is visiting this evening, and the house is a shit tip. I'm off work today, and was supposed to spend the day cleaning up etc, but have done fuck all. Am also very stressed because we ageed no pets in the tenancy agreement, which makes our two guinea pigs sort of illegal... Plan is to take landlady into kitchen for cup of tea (piggies are in living room) and if she discovers them say we didn't think it would be a problem as they are caged, as opposed to running round the house. Cacking it, I'll be honest. Our own fault I know, but we had to find somewhere quickly and I didn't want to just give them up at the drop of a hat. I believe we may be in for a bollocking...

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 13:41:07

We have been in our house 2 years 8 months and, landlord has never bothered to check the house. Mind you it was such a shitheap before we moved in I don't think we could have made it any worse. Can't complain thou, our rent is only £300 and I think for a property our size in this area you'd spend £600-£1000.

My pig died last winter muddle I still cry about him, I am pathetic sad

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 13:41:12

Can you take them to a friend's for a couple of hours?

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 13:41:27

Muddle - can a neighbour not take them in for a few hours? I once put my hamster cage (complete with hamster) in the car and parked the car 2 doors down so my landlord didn't see it. The no pets rules are normally about the smells like rather than damage...they'd just pillage your deposit if there was damage. And I can't say guinea pigs are an odour free animal (which admittedly may hinder my 'hide them' plan anyway.)

Have only skimmed. Phone battery about to die.

Fox, I got DS1 a smartphone contract for £7.50 a month. The cameras tend to be pretty good with zoom and flash etc. I don't actually own a camera because the one on my iPhone is great.
Let me find you a decent contract and phone. Pleeeeeese!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 13:45:13

My interview next week - do people think I should mention my pregnancy in the interview? My team knows but it's a very big business. Do I HAVE to tell them when I'm only 14 weeks?

JustCallMeBaldrick Thu 26-Sep-13 13:48:03

Saggy good to see you back with us thanks
Nice to see some new faces too smile, just don't try and keep up with the thread - it moves really fast!
Black pudding should not be eaten because it is vile <gavel>
<runs and hides from black pudding freaks fans>

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 13:51:39

Can't take them to a friend's, partly because we don't have any close friends near us, also the cage is too big to fit in the car!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 13:52:28

You don't have to tell until 15 weeks before your due date, although I always get confused when I comes to english and scottish law. I think it's the same for both. I wouldn't tell as it buggered up my chances of a bloody good job!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 13:52:52

shock Baldrick black pudding is the food of the gods!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 13:55:08

You go for it Lyra!

Jol I'm sure you don't have to mention it for ages yet.

MummyBee87 Thu 26-Sep-13 13:56:29

On the subject of animals, I love them, especially in the wild. I am elephant mad (even have a tattoo of two of them holding hands/trunks around my ankle!) to that end did anyone watch the 'Tusk' awards? Prince William's speech had me in tears, the thought that some of these beautiful animals like elephants, tigers and rhinos might not be around by the time our beans grow up tears me apart! They're so gracious and don't deserve to be cruelly hunted, i'll be so upset if my child never gets to see one. sad ok actually crying again now cake is in order!!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 13:57:47

Elephants ARE cool. They're so...prickly.

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 14:00:40

muddle try wandering around naked I don't think she will really give a fuck about 2 lovely piggies if you answer the door buff! Ahahaha that would be hilarious smile

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 14:02:08

Actually don't, you might get evicted, then I'd feel bad sad

HotCrossPun Thu 26-Sep-13 14:02:55

Baldrick You can't have had decent black pudding then grin

Try Stornoway - you will be a convert!

HotCrossPun Thu 26-Sep-13 14:11:36

I wonder what those minx's Pramala and Rock are getting up to. I'm thinking cakes, tea and plotting world domination.

JustCallMeBaldrick Thu 26-Sep-13 14:16:10

Hot, I don't think I could bring myself to look at any black pudding at the moment! Just knowing what it 's made of would set me to puking...
On the caffeine discussion, I had a lot of coke in the early days, as it settled my tummy a bit, but I went completely off tea and coffee until the last couple of days. I usually have decaf anyway, but this morning I discovered the Neacafe sachets of gingerbread latte - I feel an addiction coming on - and they don't do a decaf version sad. I think I'm going to have to limit myself to one a day, as it's bloody lovely!!

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 14:20:10

Haha kara! Would be funny if dh and I pretended to be naturists. "Oh, didn't we tell you? We have a no clothes policy in this house."

hot, did you ever watch Pinky and The Brain? Cos what I think is going down now at rock's place; "what are we going to do tonight, Pram?" "Same thing we do every night, rock. Try to TAKE OVER THE WORLD"

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 14:24:01

I'm wearing leggings and a jumper dress today, in an effort to wear something other than my maternity work trousers every day, but I feel really naked. It feels like my arse is hanging right out evey time I walk across the office! Despite the leggings, I look like I'm wearing a mini dress. But then I see other people wearing leggings and it doesn't look like that. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm back in the maternity trousers tomorrow!

Beccadugs Thu 26-Sep-13 14:26:12

muddle could you pretend you are looking after them for a friend?

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 14:28:23

Could you put them out in the garden? In their cage, obviously. I would have thought the 'no pets' thing just meant cats and dogs. When I rented I had a house rabbit, but then our landlady was pretty laid back.

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 14:30:42

fox I love my leggins!! I just bought a pair of knitted tartan ones at the weekend.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 14:34:09

I want to love them, but I feel like they may as well be tights I'm walking around it.

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 14:39:53

Kara, I really like "freya" bras, they are in debenhams and usually really pretty and are a bargain in the sales. I got one for £6!

I hope pram and rock are having a nice tea date!

Dd is fast asleep, she must be knackered because she doesn't often sleep during the day. She's going to be furious when I have to wake her up in 20 minutes.

Rockchick1984 Thu 26-Sep-13 15:06:12

Muddle am slightly offended that I'm Pinky rather that The Brain grin

Have had a lovely time, Pram is nowhere near as scary as she likes to pretend! My DS is now hopelessly in love with her, and tried to drag her back into the house when she left!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:11:14

pram the secret it OUT!

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 15:17:48

Pram you've been outed!

I'm only just eating today. Work is crazy!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:19:09

rock you're in big big trubs now!

is it just me or are girls names infinitely easier than boys???

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 15:22:32

gawjus what time is your scan at love?

Anyone able to tell me how many boy/girl martians there are so far the spread sheet won't load on my shitey Blackberry?

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:23:28

theres 2 boys and 2 girls so far kara !

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 15:24:03

I'm finding the same grey - though I imagine it's definitely a problem for someone who knows they're having a boy!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 15:25:16

Yes grey girls names are way easier. There are loads of girls names I could go for but no boys so far.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 15:26:32

I suppose girls names tend to sound quite soft with their 'e' or 'a' sounds at the end, which fits with a baby.

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:29:40

joll we had a girl name that we both loved and included a family naming tradition in which makes it an even bigger 'ahhh'!

fox same, i feel like girls might have more options? maybe theres more girl names? for boys my name choices just keep going round and round!

boys i either like really popular names that i wouldn't use, or really uncommon ones that dp hates, but none so far that i think THAT'S THE ONE.

Rockchick1984 Thu 26-Sep-13 15:32:55

Grey I think girl's names are easier, but there's more of them that I like so choosing DS's name we had a list of about 3/4 names; we already have about 10 girls names that we like and we only found out 2 days ago what we are having - will be harder to narrow them down smile

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 15:34:46

We've got a name for a boy and possibly one for a girl, including middle names. Choosing a name is stressful!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 15:36:21

I'm finding exactly the same...can you imagine little baby Bruce? And I'm not keen on any really common names other than Ben. But the biggest cunt of an ex I've ever had was called Ben and as I work in the same building as him still and people here are aware of that relationship, that would be a horrendous decision. (turns out he wasn't as 'separated' as he claimed to be...even manufactured an 'I should move in with you' proposal when his wife started suspecting he was playing away)

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 15:38:07

How about baby Alan? grin

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 15:40:59

Hmm, you definitely can't have Ben then Jol. He sounds like a right wanker. It's probably best to avoid names of exes. Luckily for me I don't actually have any, so that leaves the field a bit more open.

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 15:41:27

I think girls names are so much harder! We've got a couple of boys names we love, but can't find any girls names!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 15:44:19

We have an acidentally made up name for a girl but we both love it, no one else seems to like it sad

Rockchick1984 Thu 26-Sep-13 15:45:08

Go on Kara you can't say that then not tell us...

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 15:46:08

I like names with a 'ph' sound in them. Like Joseph or Sophie. Think of some more for me!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:46:54

kara can you share the made up name? if not what do you mean made up?! I'm intrigued!!

joll yeah maybe not ben then! fox hahaha oh brilliant!

comms HOW.

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 15:50:51

Connor Michael Alexander Mcleod
Makella Norma-Jean Mcleod

Neither are sent in stone but there the only 2 we've actaully agreed on and we've been thinking of baby names since Dec 2011!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:51:05

i love 's' sounds in girls names! boys i love hard c's or k's

fox theres loads! for less common ones how about delphine, persephone, etc more common like phoebe, francesca, stephanie?

cant think of many boys with it in off the top of my head!

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 15:55:02

Sorry, rock! Pinky gets the best lines though...

Girls' names are so much easier; I could come with four or five very quickly, but struggle with boys' names. Part of it for me is that it's easier to find a not-too-popular-without-being-weird/pretentious girls' name, but a lot of boys' names are either in the top 100, which we want to avoid, or a bit too 'out there' for our tastes!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 15:55:41

we haven't decided on spellings yet either so Makella might be Makellah, Makela, Mackellah, Mackela ect. I think you can kind of please yourself when you make it up can't you?

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 15:59:27

super this is exactly where i am!

kara envious of the agreement, what i would give.....

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 15:59:46

No way could I only look outside the top 100. I mean, 100 is a lot of names. There's some pretty random ones towards the bottom. I'd rather it was outside the top 10 but I can't guarantee it. I think we're a bit too ordinary to pull anything too different off.

eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 16:00:28

i'm definitely going to have a nightmare with names... i'm pretty traditional (think William, Thomas, Oliver etc), whereas DH wants something a little more... well... radical! so far his favourites are Ecthelion (I have no idea how its spelt), which he saw on the titles for some dull as programme, and Denethor which sounds like something out of lord of the rings...

i'm beginning to think he hates our son!!!

weirdly he thinks girls should have a more traditional name and really likes Elizabeth and grace!

I'm really not sure where the logic is here! girls are so much easier than boys.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:05:03

Hana is underrated. My niece is Hana and she is uber cute.

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 16:06:23

DP is just so picky but has absolutely no sensible suggestions and won't even entertain a name that he can't make a 'good nickname' out of it. I hate nicknames/shortenings despite using one myself. I'm not confident we'll ever be able to name a baby.

Grey I don't know! I just can't get inspired with girls names.

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 16:08:49

Good point, fox. Maybe I'll look more for names outside the top 70 or so. Just don't want DC to be one of three or four in his/her class!

eln, Denethor is one of the characters in lord of the rings! He's the one who rules Gondor in the absence of a king, and ends up committing suicide by fire when he thinks his son's dead. Maybe steer your dh away from that one...

Some of the female characters' names are beautiful though. I love Arwen, but simply wouldn't be brave enough.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:09:10

comms you could go down the Dirty Dancing route and just call it Baby? grin

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 16:10:29

Can't make a 'good nickname' out of that though can you Fox?!

JustCallMeBaldrick Thu 26-Sep-13 16:12:01

I'm so glad we're in team pink, as we had no boys' names at all! Not that we have many girls' names, but at least we have some, even if none of them are 'the one'.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:12:45

I was always one of 2 in my class. It is a bit crap, but not a big deal. If you really loved something, I'd try not to let popularity put you off. Our local primary school here only has 3 classes so there's a good chance the sprog will be the only one no matter what we go for!

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 16:13:20

RockChick! You've ruined me! What about my reputation as a hard-faced twat? Thank you, thank you, lovely lady for cake and cuddles with your gorgeous son. What a sweetheart that boy is smile Thank you for all your advice and reassurances and for having me today thanks xx

I seriously doubt the sanity of folk who eat black pudding. Why not squeeze your tampons out and fry the clots?

Foxy, how about Phineas? It is a bible name and also the name of one of Julia Roberts' twins (also spelled Phinehas).

Welcome, Eln, you sound lovely thanks Your husband's names for a boy are really awful. Soz.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:14:35

Pram No.

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 16:15:29

Charming! You did ask for suggestions, you fucking ingrate!

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 16:15:40


eln77 Thu 26-Sep-13 16:16:10

super I love the name Arwen too, although we couldn't use it as I have a friend called Arwen (and I wouldn't want to name my baby after her!)...

definitely veto-ing denethor then - I remember which one he is now and he's a loser!!! ecthelion is vetoed as it is, quite frankly ridiculous!

my mum has suggested i book in for an early CS and name the baby whilst DH isn't there!

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:16:14

Can't believe you getting squeamish about sausage rolls and black puddings, you great big pansy Pram. How do you feel about testicles?

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 16:19:06

One of my cats is called Baby <absurd>

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 16:20:22

Testicles? To eat?

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:21:08

Yes, to eat.

FoxMulder Thu 26-Sep-13 16:30:38

Not as a baby name. I wouldn't recommend that.

BakingEating Thu 26-Sep-13 16:41:53

If you like Arwen as a name, why not try 'Anwen' which is a welsh girls name? I think there are quite a few Welsh names ending in 'wen'.

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 16:53:19

We seem to find girls names much easier as we both like lots and there's plenty of overlap between what we both like whereas for boys we seem to not like as many and mostly like different names. I think the problem with boys names is that there are a small number of names that are very popular and then the rest are more unusual whereas the girls names are more evenly spread and I don't want a really common name but DH thinks the less common boys ones are too unusual. I like Arwen too but I think it would be a bit too "alternative" for DH. We know some people who called their little girl Beatrix which I thought was very clever as it's an uncommon name but one that everyone knows.

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 16:55:37

I also like Eowyn but wyn denotes a male name in Welsh.

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 16:58:54

badly i knew a little girl called bronwen which is pretty!

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 17:02:25

My stepdad keeps suggesting Athelstan for a boy. I practically pissed myself when I first heard it grin

OH has so far suggested Bane, Gandalf, Sebastian (not comical but too long for me), and Alfonzo (albeit the Portuguese version but I hate it) blush

BakingEating Thu 26-Sep-13 17:04:40

Also, I just wanted to say that Saggy and Gawjus I'm thinking of you both (although I'm not on FB so gawj I hope you are ok).

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 17:11:00

Athelstan is an Anglo Saxon name - I think it's the name Alfred the Great gave to the Danish king he defeated.

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 17:17:53

DP's only serious suggestion has been Pete.

BakingEating Thu 26-Sep-13 17:17:57

Kings of England are a good source of unusual names. 'Harthacnut' anyone? How about 'Aethelred' or 'Sweyn'?

No? [tumbleweed]

Anyway, I'm going for something extra-conventional just to annoy my mum. She thinks 'Tomas' is nicer than 'Thomas' hmm

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 17:18:24

I mean serious as in he was serious!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 17:23:23

joll is it bad i like alfonzo haha, i love all those sort of names! don't worry dp has banned them!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 17:23:55

hahhahaha omg comms

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 17:37:02

Screaming laughing at Pete grin and horrified at the rest of the names on here shock

Mind you..I'm having Queenie for a girl and Walter for a lad and anyone who doesn't like it can go and fuck themselves (and there are many, believe you me).

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 17:47:04

BWP - my step dad does attempt to give me a history lesson every time he suggests a name grin they're all pretty outlandish

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 17:47:41

Someone must like it Grey wink

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 17:54:43

joll i like looking at the real madrid/barcelona teams for 'inspiration' wink

i imagine a beautiful Mediterranean child but by sods law i reckon my genes will be wiped out by the irish and then baby xabier will look like a bit of a twat

SoSurprised Thu 26-Sep-13 18:01:01

I am finding boy names difficult too and it doesn't help that I am the last one in my fam and friends to get pregnant so all the good names are taken already.

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 18:19:36

Pram I love Queenie smile

I think DP thinks I'm giving birth to a middle aged man.

We're probably not going to find out the sex. We're finding girls names easier than boys names though! Thankfully we have similar taste in names - classic but not too old-fashioned - so most if our choices are outside of the top 20, which is one of my criteria. I don't want my child to be one of 3 in the same class if I can help it!

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 18:28:37

comms why don't you see if he likes jeff?

i'm going outside top 100 and then some for the name if possible

good luck gaw on your scan!!!

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 18:28:38

Thanks, Comms!

My egg donor is Czech. I hate the Czechs. Surly bastards the lot of them sad

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 18:34:17

Haha Grey my dad's called Geoff so it's unfortunately off the cards. DP has just suggested Adrian?? He looked dead pleased with himself as well.

Pantomime Thu 26-Sep-13 18:36:08

I quite like Gideon maybe if its a boy though I am tempted to go for a historical inspired names as both the OH and I are huge history geeks.

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 18:37:03

I'm finding girls names harder! The only one I like is Isla, but I know 3 Islas already! I sort of have a boys short list going on if anyone is interested:
Sebastien (Sebby is too cute to resist)
Felix (which dh hates)
Hugo (dh also hates)

MummyPig24 Thu 26-Sep-13 18:37:39

Ooh quite like Aiden/Hayden

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 18:43:16

I like the idea of having a historical name like Caedmon or something but that kind of thing is too outlandish for DH. He told me Caleb was too unusual and then some friends called their son Caleb and I was like "See! I told you it was a name that people use!"

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 18:51:51

I liked xavier as a name for a boy. Everyone in my family seriously doubts if I should be allowed to name a child!

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 19:02:34

Comms, your DH is hysterical in his simplicity! I am having Adrian as a middle name in honour of my dad, without whom I wouldn't be pregnant.

Loving the names!!

Prambo you know how much I love Queenie!!

We are sold on teddy for a boy (short for Theodore). But we found girls so hard to decide on. We can only agree on Molly. I love so many of the more unusual names, but MrM is having none of it sad. I'd love to go to town on them!!

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 19:03:06

...that sounds fucking weird. What I mean is, dad loaned us the money for the IVF!

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 19:03:52

I love Teddy (my other cat)!

grin Prambo I dare you to make that the title of a thread....

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 19:08:03

Maybs we love Teddy! Would probably used Edward if we went for it but I don't think we will.

Pram grin

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 19:09:49

pram i double dare you.

BadlyWrittenPoem Thu 26-Sep-13 19:15:03

I'm laughing out loud at your clarification of what you meant Pram.

Wonder77 Thu 26-Sep-13 19:15:47

pram best quote so far on all threads!!!

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 19:18:47

Posting as I catch up....

raspberry we are not planning to find out either, but I love trying to guess!

Wonder77 Thu 26-Sep-13 19:19:50

Don't want to speak to soon but think the nausea has gone!!!!! 14w 1day woo hoo. Sure some other symptom will succeed it but great for now. Still feel like a flab fest though. Need to start running again.

PainAuxRaisins Thu 26-Sep-13 19:45:25

"I am having Adrian as a middle name in honour of my dad, without whom I wouldn't be pregnant" ha ha!! Also pmsl at 'Athelstan' (although the nn 'Stan' is quite sweet). How about Ethelred? Canute? Welcome to eln - I think I'm due the same date as you so a lot of our milestones are the same (20 wk scan in the 1st wk of Nov etc). There's someone else with their scan on Nov 7th as well. Felt my first kick today!!!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 20:08:48

So can I take it that no feedback on Makella means its a bad un?

Imeg Thu 26-Sep-13 20:24:20

I'm not sure how you're planning to pronounce Makella? Is it similar to Michaela?
As a teacher I find names which have only one pronunciation does make life a lot easier for all concerned...

We agreed first time on my suggestion of first and middle name for a boy (traditional/family names) but really clueless for girls, unlikely to be anything unusual though. I do quite like Arwen now that you've mentioned it on here - husband's family are welsh so there would be a connection there. Is this the girl from lord of the rings? Husband wants to find out so if it's a boy that would make life easier from the naming point of view, and if it's a girl we'll have to get thinking.

I really like black pudding... My aunt made a delicious black pudding risotto when I visited her recently.

x0gawjus0x Thu 26-Sep-13 20:26:59

Sorry to break laurens winning streak


commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 20:28:07

Yay! Lovely news. So excited for you! Xx

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 20:33:18

I'll be honest kara - I don't like it. Sorry hun blush

Question for anyone who's had the issue...when did your OHs get over the psychological barriers to sex? There's (understandably) less room in there for my rather well endowed other half and he keeps gettingva bit weird about it. He finishes me off in other ways wink but he does talk to me about it after. I keep it light hearted...not a big deal, we can always have fun trying more positions to see if we can make room etc... He knows it's psychological and he's not hurting the baby, so I'm not too worried, but if there's anything more I can do to help normal service resume, I'd appreciate the advice.

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 20:33:54

Great news gawjus grin

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 20:34:28

Congratz gaw another girl! So 3 for team pink, 2 for team blue!

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 20:36:47

Names, such a delicate subject! So easy to offend. My advice is to not tell anyone (especially grandparents-to-be) before the baby arrives as they will be very quick to piss on your chips if they don't like your choice. Bit harder to criticise once you've announced the birth/name.

When 38wks pg with DS (who is called William) and we had decided on either William or Edward for a boy, we were at a wedding seated with an absolutely moronic woman. She got too pissed and was a divorce lawyer so talked about divorce and the high probability of divorce a lot (somewhat inappropriate at my best mates' wedding?!)

Anyway this goon asks if we've chosen a name yet. I say we have but it's a secret. So she launches into a story about how she hates really boring names and how lacking in imagination they are. Using as boring name examples, yes you've guessed it, Edward and William. angry

And what is her darling offspring called. Jonty. Fucking Jonty.

So I, all innocence, say 'oh that's so popular now though isn't it? Really common, top 10 I think'. Ha. In your face Mrs 'I'm so out there'.

Disclaimer: I don't know or care if that is true. I also didn't really hate the name that much, pretty meh about it TBH. But she was such a twat I now associate it with her.

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 20:38:39

Congrats gawj, another for team pink!

PainAuxRaisins Thu 26-Sep-13 20:40:24

A girl! - Congrats gawj

PainAuxRaisins Thu 26-Sep-13 20:43:48

William/Edward/Thomas etc. - not boring - more classic. Whereas Jonty hmm ?

Congratulations gawj grin

HotCrossPun Thu 26-Sep-13 20:45:14

So pleased for you Gaw thanks

Pram That is my favourite thing you have ever said. Ever. grin

Joll I think your right to just keep trying out different positions. I normally love doggy style. We were having a whale of a time, moved in to that position and I felt like I was being boned by a hot poker confused

I'm sure somebody will come along in a minute will a full proof position that is fun for everyone! <hopeful>

IceNoSlice Thu 26-Sep-13 20:45:49

Thanks PainAux smile

PiratesMam Thu 26-Sep-13 20:46:07

I'm so conflicted - I was wrong, but Gawjus you wanted a girl didn't you! Congratulations!!! grin

Congratulations Gawj!

Now. Sex. I haven't found anything uncomfy yet. But my god, is it just me or are anyone else's orgasms ten times more powerful than normal?

You're right about names. I showed my mum a list. It was 'no, no, no, maybe, no.....' <sigh>. But then it was the same reaction DH have to my list sad

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 21:01:59

Lovely news, Gawj.

Kara, I don't like Makella, I'm sorry.

Jonty is such a gay name! That woman sounds like a proper trollop, Ice.

I've never orgasmed whilst being screwed doggy style. Mind you, I can't orgasm through penetration alone (and I am not ashamed to say I despise women who can) grin

I can't normally either Prambo wink

Also, I laughed out loud at Jonty.

Kara. I don't mind your name choice at all. I think names are so very personal aren't they. And lets face it. Nothing is worse than Jonty wink

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 21:06:24

NoMaybe - oh god yes, I'm sat grinning like a Cheshire cat wink possibly why I'm not overly concerned

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 21:09:28

Maybs agree with the orgasms!

I'm not showing anyone our name list, I'm just going to present them with a named baby so they can't argue.

JustCallMeBaldrick Thu 26-Sep-13 21:12:05

Congratulations xgawjx - go team pink!!!

Sex? Oh yes! Any time, any how right now (as long as we're in bed fairly early, otherwise I'm snoring...)

lumpylumps Thu 26-Sep-13 21:13:36

Kitty-rose for a girl. I don't like hyphenated names but adore kitty but wouldn't be able to not call her kitty cat. So figured hyphenating might stop me. The Rose is cos the boys have already named her rosie!!
If it's a boy I'm buggered! Could I call him kitty???? I need boy suggestions. I have a Toby and an Oliver!

Yey on the girl news gawj hope you're okay.

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 21:39:00

I hate when people apologize for giving an honest opinion!
21 days is ages I want to know if I'm having a boy or a girl. I am waayyyy to impatient.
Baby is really active again tonight, I really didn't think I'd feel the little mite quite as much, being a fat fuck an al!

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 21:43:03

Who's next for gender reveal? smile

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 21:43:14

ooh Lyra - I watched The Purge! Really enjoyed it grin I do think they could have done more with the idea though. Maybe a sequal to take it further?

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 21:46:42

raisin, my 20 week scan is on the 7th November. I think we were date buddies at our dating scans too!

Congrats gawjus! Go Team Pink!

kara, I quite like how Makella sounds, but not how it looks on paper, IYSWIM. I love names ending in -ella, although it's slightly surname-y somehow. That's just my opinion though, please do ignore if you've fallen for the name!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 26-Sep-13 21:48:49

Possibly me Korma. Im back in London for a heart scan on Tuesday, and will be asking insisting that the sonographer take a look! grin
Im fairly convinced Im on team pink, not knowing is driving me mad!

SuperMuddle Thu 26-Sep-13 21:51:14

lumpy, you could call him Kit? I'm sure that's short for something really obvious but I can't think what!

BTW, DH and I got away with our clandestine guinea pigs when the landlady came round! No nudity required... grin

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 21:54:56

I think I guessed girl going by your scan photo saggy but tbh I'm not the greatest at this guessing malarky.

Lumpy I love Kitty-Rose smile

I have decided I am having a BOY because I saw a really cute jacket for a boy today and I'm going to be pretty pissed off I don't get to buy it!

Sarahb8990 Thu 26-Sep-13 21:55:52

Wow since not being able to get on recently we've moved on 2 treads!

Congrats on the pink news gawjus :-)

Iv got my gender scan booked in for 19th seems soo long away tho :-(

Hope everyone is ok

greymoose Thu 26-Sep-13 21:57:18

Super - Christian I thought kit could be short for, someone at my school did this but don't know if it's a common shortening or not!

Congrats gawjus!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 26-Sep-13 21:57:20

Sorry, Kara not Korma! blush
She has been christened Eve by DD14.

commsgirl Thu 26-Sep-13 22:00:08

Lumpy Kit short for Christopher smile

karamcleod Thu 26-Sep-13 22:03:13

Thanks sag I want korma now sad I like Eve. My best friend growing up was called Eve and I still love her to pieces smile

Jolleigh Thu 26-Sep-13 22:18:22

My most irritating craving so far: a Persian dish called Gormeh Sabzi. I can't find a restaurant in Manchester that serves it. My ex's step brother who lived with us is Persian and we used to make it together, but he was the person who knew the recipe and none that I look up seem the same sad

I'm going to have to try it at some point I suppose but I just know the flavours are too delicate for me to master. I'm normally a 'big' flavours kind of cook.

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 22:21:47

I find women lie about two things: how much sex they're having and what they weigh.

I'm 7st 8lbs and getting fucked every morning and twice at night grin

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 22:24:08

Hummm really fancy peanut butter now!

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 22:28:54

Welcome elm congrats on a boy!

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 22:36:29

grey and fox no boys' names sooooo much easier! Me n DH struggling to agree on any!

Rockchick1984 Thu 26-Sep-13 22:38:53

Woo hoo congrats Gaw - you wanted a girl didn't you?!?!?

Pram I couldn't orgasm through just penetrative sex until after giving birth, now I can pretty much every time. Quite a common thing apparently as the nerve endings are closer to the surface in there once you've shoved a baby out. Keep your fingers crossed you don't need a c section grin

Flamin' 'eck, so much to catch up on!

Ok, going back a bit (soz).

JK, yes, I ordered the Orb in Berry. Very pleased with it.

Saggy, good to have you back, lady. And Sarah, you've been MIA for ages!

Owl, I have a bigger left boob, which by your theory means boy but Gawj just proved you wrong wink

The peanut discussion has been thoroughly done but just wanted to add that my friend has three boys and only gave up nuts during her second pregnancy. Guess which boy has the nut allergy?

Prambo, I guffawed at your dad/pregnant post but thought it was just my weird mind till I saw your clarification. Classic!

Joll, DP was a bit weird about sex at first because he was worried about hurting the baby hmm He's over it now though wink Glad you enjoyed the film. I'd also have liked to have seen what went on elsewhere during the purge but they did have the grainy TV footage.
I hope you saved me some of your steaks from last night.

Gawj, lovely news smile thanks

apprenticemamma Thu 26-Sep-13 22:52:11

Congrats gawjus! And any other gender reveals I've missed!

I'm feeling sore, tired and uncontrollably tearful so I'm not going to contaminate y all with my mood especially with all the creative name chat taking place..I'll catch up properly soon..
((Slinks into corner to weep and eat worms))

OwlinaTree Thu 26-Sep-13 22:53:51

Congrats on a girl gawjus! How exciting!

Me n DH have a couple of names we like for a boy, but struggling with a girl. Then he said what about Penelope? Both like it, great. Then friends have a baby at the weekend and it's called... Penelope!! So back to the drawing board then. Sigh.

I know someone with a Jonty. Just sound so posh to me!! But each to their own. prambo is Walter named after breaking bad?

Fox, here ya go:


It's the phone I bought DS1. It's £1 more expensive that when we got it but still a great deal. And they let us tweak it to have more inclusive call minutes and less data so you could probably do the same if you needed to. Buy, buy, buy!

Jonty is just awful. So posh and sounds horrible.

Prambo Thu 26-Sep-13 23:36:35

<strokes Apprentice's hair> What's up, sweetheart? Do you want to talk about it? Here, have these: thanks

Owl, I've never watched Breaking Bad but someone else on here asked me the exact same question! No..I've loved the name ever since I watched Ian McKellen playing a mentally disabled man in a film of the same name.

Me & th'usband just had sex doggy style and it was rubbish. At least I was able to watch the telly at the same time.

Coolhand Fri 27-Sep-13 00:06:40

Seriously promised to get to bed early tonight but cannot help but get caught up on here. First of all, congrats Gawjus a beautiful girl!

Apprentice hope you're feeling better soon.

Pram you never fail to amuse me but today was seriously priceless.

Jolls on sex. My DH is a big guy, 6'10 and well proportioned all over. Ordinary condoms won't fit him for example. We haven't ever cracked the sex in pregnancy thing though - there is a bit less space and for us that is an absolute killer - we've tried lots of different things but penetrative sex just doesn't really work - it's painful for both of us. If you find an answer, please tell me as we're second pregnancy in and none the wiser.

Right off to bed

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 07:05:31

Thanks Lyra & Cool. Well looks like we'll just have to keep at it in the bedroom or wherever else takes our fancy and enjoy the ride. I could ride him! Now there's an idea wink Cool - we have the condom issue too...not for too long though...we got checked out for minge-rot shortly after getting together so we could leave the rubbers and rely on my implant instead. Lyra - I unfortunately did not save any steak. I chewed and swallowed every mouth full slowly while making the same noise Homer Simpson does when he gets something tasty wink

grin Joll' pleased you're all clear on the minge rot front.

Now, what steak did you have? Did you have a sauce? What sides? Details please.

Cool 6'10 shock <thanks her lucky stars DH is a sturdy 6 foot>

Hope you're feeling better today Apprentice

I've had no sleep. My back is so sore and crampy. Cannot get comfy so I gave up to drink tea.

SuperMuddle Fri 27-Sep-13 07:27:58

I would suck minge-rotted cock for a rare fillet steak, pepper sauce, and decent chips...

apprentice, are you alright?

OwlinaTree Fri 27-Sep-13 07:40:22

Thinking of you apprentice hope you feel more cheerytoday.

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 07:56:39

Apprentice hope you are feeling better soon.

I bought some beautiful fillet steak yesterday, was looking dfor some chateux briand but out of luck. I can't wait for tea tonight smile I'll put some food porn up on facebook.

On the height/size thing, OH is 5'10. And I'm sayin' fuck all else. Anyway that's why Anne Summers exists.

In other news I am severely constipated! So I'll have to get some dried apricots, why is being pregnant so sexy?

BakingEating Fri 27-Sep-13 07:59:31

Morning all. I'm off on a work trip today. Supposed to be with a colleague but he's not on the train confused

Love all the name talk. Love Christopher/Kit and Catherine/Kitty. Jonty sounds like a problem child...

liberuna Fri 27-Sep-13 08:11:48

Having same issues with man-size fun. Has anyone tried both sitting up ?

I quiet like makella What ever the spelling. And Walter is a llovely strong man name. Not sure about canute, im sure that's a swear word somewhere. Worth putting it in Google just in case.

"Nice to meet you ,my name is minge-rot" jo I don't even want to know what that is

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 08:32:47

NoMaybe - I had the trio of medallions (fillet, rib eye and I think the last was sirloin) all rare. Served with chips. Sides of spinach, tomato salad and bernaise sauce. And they made me virgin mojitos which were really quite amazing. I've done a review on trip adviser which should be published today if you fancy having a look on there...it's really detailed grin

liberuna - not tried both sitting but bump will shortly get in the way I'd imagine. And my OH, though a well endowed man, does like to be balls deep wink Don't think it's a great position for that.

Glad I've amused people on the minge-rot front grin Nothing quite as reassuring as a clean minge and knob combo.

Jolls, I'm drooling. At the steak, not the clean minge knob combo. I'm off to find your review.

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 08:47:16

It got submitted yesterday so should arrive to view at some point today. smile

Amazing review. My tummy is growling.

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 08:56:28

I'm eating fruit pastilles for breakfast.

Hope you're feeling better today apprentice

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 09:09:40

Ooh, is it on there? I hadn't had notification yet.

It is indeed Joll!

Good move Comms

liberuna Fri 27-Sep-13 09:22:06

I keep forgetting bump will be huge. <wails> Must have the balls deep sex!

I can announce I have finally gone for my bikini wax. I can also tell you it's the last one I'm having during pregnancy. Eeeouch! <john Wayne walls off into the sunset>

liberuna Fri 27-Sep-13 09:22:44


eln77 Fri 27-Sep-13 09:23:10

Morning everyone!

Congratulations gawjus on your little girl!

prambo I did a double take when you wrote your ‘father’ comment – really freaked me out for a second there!

I’ve just demolished a packet of mentos if that makes you feel any better commsgirl

On the girl front (which is of no use to me given we’re having a boy), some more unusual names just to throw out there – tacita, emmeline? I also like agnes although this is mainly because of a girl I met on French exchange years ago who had that name but it was pronounced ‘anyes’ which I loved (think French accent here!)… any takers? I also like the name Penelope but would never use it as my grandmother’s dog was called it!

i'm screwed for boys names. DH keeps calling bubba ecthelion. I think i'm going to punch him at the rate things are going

(DH that is, not punching the baby!)

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 09:23:21

Not so much, I feel sick now sad

On sex positions, we tried lying down facing each other last night which worked with my painful hips/pelvis. Not the deepest though!

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 09:25:53

Eln it does, thank you. Emmeline is a beautiful name. I worked in France as a nanny last year so only seem to be able to come up with French baby names, which DP swiftly vetoes!

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 09:41:31

I had a ham and edam cheese toasty, 2 capri sun's and half a bag of cadbury's wishes and 4 victoria plums, I'm still hungry. I hate this..

eln77 Fri 27-Sep-13 09:58:04

I like to think of my packet of mentos as a breakfast amuse-bouche... now i'm moving onto proper breakfast... this usually consists of eating my bodyweight in toast.. yum yum!!

I also like the name Kara and Marnie for girls... just can't think of any boys names! urgently need to though as if its left to DH our baby will be screwed!

FoxMulder Fri 27-Sep-13 10:10:23

Is anyone going to go with the 'wait and see what it looks like' technique of baby naming?

With sex positions, I have found recently - and this might be a bit too out there for some of you ladies - but missionary is really good grin. Never done it previously, but for some reason it really does it for me now. Former favourites are off the table now anyway.

I seem to be getting sex cravings much like I'm getting food cravings. I.e. when I want it, I want it NOW and must have it immediately.

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 10:11:58

eln Kara is a beautiful name, if I do say so myself! smile

eln77 Fri 27-Sep-13 10:20:14

indeed it is karamcleod wink

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 10:20:45

Fox me too!

On the name front, we're not going to set a name before baby's here but we'll have an idea. Babies all look the same to me anyway.

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 10:25:28

comms I have to disagree!

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 10:30:33

Can I ask you lot which spelling you prefer?

Conchubhar (OH is half irish)

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 10:33:56

Kara I think they just all look like babies, they don't look like a name.

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 10:35:48

kara Conor definitely!

Bit of a morbid one for you - we want to put a 'will' in place so that if both me and dp were to die my mother gets guardianship etc, has anyone done just this rather than a proper will with it? What does it involve?

FoxMulder Fri 27-Sep-13 10:37:34

Maybe when it's your own though, you look at it and go 'yep, he's definitely Jonno' smile <devil's advocate>

Kara I like Connor

Got my flu jab this afternoon. Anyone else had one yet?

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 10:38:13

Kara Conor smile

Grey we've been thinking about this. I'll be interested in people's answers!

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 10:38:38

fox mines in 20 mins sad they don't tell you how many needles they'll be shoving in you during pregnancy

Haven't had mine yet Fox, will speak to the mw when I see her.

Kara I like Connor.

Grey I have no idea how to go about that!

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 10:44:46

Fox haven't had mine yet. Seeing the me on Tuesday so will mention it then although we'll have a nurse coming into work in a few weeks to do them so I might just wait until then.

MummyPig24 Fri 27-Sep-13 10:50:31

apprentice are you feeling better today?

kara Connor is the most common spelling so I would go with that to save all the "how do you spell it?" Saying that we picked the most common spelling of dds name and still nobody gets it right. It pisses me off!

I've just been to a Macmillan coffee morning, it was lovely. My mum was cared for in a Macmillan hospice so it's a cause close to my heart.

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 10:50:39

I don't think I'll be going for a flu jab.

Siobhan for a girl, thoughts?

eln77 Fri 27-Sep-13 10:51:22

connor gets my vote kara

no mention of flu jabs for me yet, although I've not been to the docs since my booking in appointment (when I saw the mw anyway). got my next appointment in mid October so i'm guessing they'll mention it then (its with the doctor not mw this time)...

got really bad ligament pain today. last night my right side started hurt so bad I actually let out a little yelp...

i'd just like to ask... what is it with commuters and pregnant women?!?! i don't have the 'baby on board' badge yet as i'm not showing so didn't think it necessary. yesterday however i had a bit of a funny turn coming into work on the train so asked a guy sitting by me if i could sit down as i was pregnant and felt unwell... his answer was 'no badge, no seat'!!!! unbelievable. someone else gave me their seat so all was fine but i do find some people astonishing.

i'm going to get me a badge today and then on Monday i'm going to find this tosser and stab him with the needle on the back of the badge. repeatedly.

MummyPig24 Fri 27-Sep-13 11:02:52

eln when you do get the badge, track down the fucker and stab him with it! How rude, I think I would have cried or kicked him!

My flu jab is tomorrow morning.

MummyBee87 Fri 27-Sep-13 11:07:12

Oh my world eln!! I have to say, last time I was there I felt too guilty to get a badge as I'm not showing, I thought someone would moan at me for it. Looks like you just can't win with some people!!! Grrs. I hope you're feeling better now though.
I'm on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for the next week or so, we picked up a load of baby stuff from our friends last night so a little bit exciting, although I've not had a chance to look through it yet, but we're getting new carpets laid today - mega exciting, but then putting the house up for sale next week so rather sad sad but it will all be worth it in the end to get a nice little house on the right side of Manchester and closer to my family for a bit of support grin. Hopefully I'll get my happy ending before sprog arrives, I'll get majorly depressed if the house doesn't sell angry. Hope everyone elses moving plans are going well!! xx

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 11:08:59

eln call your surgery they'll most likely book you in that way!

I thought Conor was most common that's the only way the ones I know spell it? Whoops!

You'll always get people asking anyway, my names very common but they always check it's not spelt the uncommon way!

SuperMuddle Fri 27-Sep-13 11:10:35

I prefer Conor, although Connor is the more common anglicised spelling. Whichever way you spell it, people will get it wrong! Don't like Conner, it looks like a description of someone who cons people...

Siobhan is lovely.

My dh is half Irish as well, so have been considering Celtic names. Had the idea of looking through his family tree for inspiration, but they have not been a very imaginative family when it comes to naming babies!

Will speak to MW in a couple of weeks about flu jab if I haven't had anything through the post before then. Why aren't you having the jab kara, if you don't mind my asking?

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 11:16:44

I had a friend called Ysabeau at school and everyone pronounced and spelt it wrong. Pronounced is-a-bo. Such a shame as its a beautiful name.
I love irish gaelic spellings but there always seems to be problems with pronouncing and spelling in english. I really liked chonchubhar as a spelling but I can see all the problems that come with it sad

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 11:23:48

I'm not having the jab as I got it 2 years ago and I still had the flu a few weeks later, and I've also been vaccinated for rhubella but I don't have immunity that so I don't think I'll bother

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 11:31:47

What on earth is a baby on board badge!? Sounds like a publuc transport trump card so pregnant ladies get a seat? Makes me sad that we need badges to enforce common courtesy (though I understand a badge could be necessary in the early days before showing if a woman is suffering from pelvic pain or morning sickness). Surely if a woman clearly has a bump, someone just gets the fuck up?!?

Admittedly I may be a bit naive about public transport nowadays. I avoid it like the plague as last time I used it some dirty scrote sneezed in my hair.

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 11:37:05

Tickets for the Manchester baby show booked smile Same for our NCT antenatal classes. My my I'm organised this morning.

JustCallMeBaldrick Fri 27-Sep-13 11:37:26

I'm so bored!!!! At a coffee morning selling cards, and no-one's buying any. I'm going to have to get some more cake soon...

Joll I have a badge. London transport is a whole other world. People don't care if you have a bump, or if you have a badge. Or both. I nearly passed out on a train the other week, no one would give me a seat. There was a really nice man who said he would make someone move for me, but I didn't want to cause a scene, so he just kept his eye on me. Commuters in London actively avoid eye contact.

Kara you were unlucky to get the flu after the jab. They can only vaccinate for the strain they think will be most virulent, so you must have caught another one. I'd still really recommend getting a jab, just in case.

Mummyp I ran a marathon for Macmillan. They're amazing aren't they.

Are you at one too Joll?

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 11:41:45

I hate bin men.

FoxMulder Fri 27-Sep-13 11:46:18

I can't believe people would be such dick heads as to not take your word that you're pregnant and get up. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Good job I don't have to get public transport to work, our nearest bus/train station is a 90 minute walk away!

Jol are you going to the show tomorrow?

That reminds me I have GOT to call NCT and find out if the local one according to the website really is the local one. It seems a long way away.

Kara You might have already had the flu virus before you had the jab. They incubate for ages. Or it was just a different strain. Flu can be really dangerous for us preggos.

I like Siobhan by the way.

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 11:47:31

Indeed NoMaybe I'm at the show tomorrow for as long as it takes for DP to start complaining anyway

People can say what they like about northerners, but if a pregnant woman was stood up and someone refused to move, I'm nearly certain someone would remove them bodily from their seat. I've never even seen a pregnant woman have to ask if she clearly has a bump. Were these people raised by pigs?!?

FoxMulder Fri 27-Sep-13 11:48:56

Ooh, might see you there Jol

SuperMuddle Fri 27-Sep-13 11:49:11

What have the bin men done to incur your wrath, kara?

And where the hell is prambonerlover???

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 11:54:05

Id you're on the Facebook page I shall study your pic so I know who to keep my eye out for! wink

Jolleigh Fri 27-Sep-13 12:00:22

Found you! Holding a lamb. Don't think I'll have that good a clue tomorrow!

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 12:00:25

Joll - I think the same about Somerset area I cannot even imagine someone reacting like that!!!

Kara I have the same with rubella - had the vaccine but not immune, def get the jab though, I get it anyway though (since living in medicated California and Being brainwashed wink)!

Inspired by pinky and the brains world domination attempt yesterday grin we need to organise our south west meet up soon, let's get going with something on the facebook and see what we can do - obviously if you're not on the Facebook come still haha!

SuperMuddle Fri 27-Sep-13 12:06:55

grey, I'm definitely up for a meet up. I shall keep an eye on Facebook for updates. Let me know if you want me to scout out locations, help with organising, etc. How many SW Martians do we have?

Joll and Grey I agree with you. I've spent time up north and in the south west and can honestly say that everyone is lovely. This is very much a south east/London thing. And since working in London, I've noticed you just get miserable. When we go down to Devon and people say good morning, it makes me jump! Unheard of here!!!

Do i need to go to the GP if I have a temperature? I feel generally really unwell today but I don't want to waste their time.

karamcleod Fri 27-Sep-13 12:12:17

I forgot to put the bin out so was doing a mad dash to the bottom of the drive got there at the same time as the truck and he told me I need to get out of my bed and stop watching jeremy kyle and them threw the bin at me when he'd emptied it, I had to pick it up off the ground whilst holding back A LOT of bad words.

I've lost a lot of people to cancer so big respect to you lovely lot doing your bit!

commsgirl Fri 27-Sep-13 12:12:29

Maybs definitely go, especially with a temp. You're pregnant not time wasting!

SuperMuddle Fri 27-Sep-13 12:13:04

marbs, I'm not sure if a high temperature might be risky for the baby. Maybe phone nhs direct and see what they say?

FoxMulder Fri 27-Sep-13 12:16:03

Ha Jol Prob won't be holding a lamb tomorrow. Prob won't be dressed like that either unless there's a freak blizzard.

HotCrossPun Fri 27-Sep-13 12:16:13

London transport sounds horrific.

I can't imagine a situation where at a few people at least wouldn't get up so a pregnant woman would have a seat, let alone refuse when asked!

Nobody has mentioned anything about a flu virus to me? Is there a certain time you are meant to get it?

SuperMuddle Fri 27-Sep-13 12:16:14

shock You're clearly a lot more even tempered than I am then! I don't think I'd have bothered to hold back the swear words, and would probably have thrown the bin back at the condescending little fucker's head. I can be a bitch at times...

FoxMulder Fri 27-Sep-13 12:28:01

Hottie There was a letter in the pack I got at booking in about the flu jab. You can get it at any time in your pregnancy during the flu season, which is just kicking off. I had to call my GPs to get an appointment.

HotCrossPun Fri 27-Sep-13 12:33:36

Gotcha Foxy, I'll give them a phone smile

Prambo Fri 27-Sep-13 12:39:30

I would suck minge-rotted cock for a rare fillet steak, pepper sauce, and decent chips...

I squealed at this, Super! grin

Cool, I thought my fella was tall at 6'5"! He has a mighty schlong, too, but I combat this whilst riding him by squatting entirely on my haunches over his knob and hovering whilst he goes hammer and tongs. It means he never gets as deep as he would like (because I am controlling depth and my body is never actually touching his; I am simply holding his hips) but he can go as fast as he wants and hence cum. It's tough on the legs, though, and the hovering means your clitoris is never caught up in the motion of his thrusting (boo!)

Can't believe I've only just woken up...

Prambo Fri 27-Sep-13 12:55:17

Is anyone going to go with the 'wait and see what it looks like' technique of baby naming?

No, 'cos then we would all have babies called Pickled Walnut.

Eln, I love Marnie for a girl but my hairdresser just called her newborn that name and she's a fucking hateful slag (the hairdresser, not the baby).

Is it very wrong to skive a two-hour shift at the charity shop?

MummyPig24 Fri 27-Sep-13 13:02:07

Just thought of another name I like, Wilfred. Dh won't go for that though the miserable sod. He's having all sorts of shit at work so I can forgive him for being grumpy at the moment. He may not even have a job next month, which will put us right up shit creek.

Prambo Fri 27-Sep-13 13:09:30

I was engaged to a Wilf. Dreadful name...don't do it, Mummy. Sorry to hear about your worries.

BadlyWrittenPoem Fri 27-Sep-13 13:22:52

I would spell it Connor - if someone just said it, I'm not sure it would occur to me that there were spelling variations and generally I make a point of asking the spelling if I know there are. One of our criteria for first names is that it needs to either be one without common variations on spelling or else there needs to be one which is common enough that people would be unlikely to assume other spellings. People always spelled my maiden name incorrectly so I have a bit of a thing about name spellings (hence why I always ask if I know of variations).

grey I don't think it's morbid - I think it's very wise to make plans. We made a will after our eldest was born for that reason. Plus we bought life insurance so that if one of us dies the other will be able to manage and so that if both of us die, there is provision for the children.

I like Siobahn although it's a classic one for people mispronouncing. (Though possibly less of an issue in Scotland as people would be more familiar with Celtic pronouciation.) A girl on my PGCE course was called Niamh and at our graduation ceremony she was announced as if it was pronouced N-eye-am!

I was offered the flu jab when I was pregnant three years ago but not two years ago and not this time. I had the actual flu two years ago at six weeks though.

eln I'm apalled at the behaviour of that man! Some people are just too self centred. Paris travellers are even worse - I had my daughter get out of her seat on a bus because a lady with a stick got on and some able bodied woman already on the bus jumped straight into it. And on the metro people don't even move aside to let a child hold onto the pole nevermind give up a seat.

BadlyWrittenPoem Fri 27-Sep-13 13:25:35

From what I've read, if you have a particularly high fever this can be a risk particularly in the first trimester. But if in doubt, phone NHS direct and they'll be able to tell you what to do and whether you need to see anyone.

BadlyWrittenPoem Fri 27-Sep-13 13:27:21

Also, if you have the flu and are pregnant they can give you antivirals which shorten the duration of it but you have to be quick as they only work if started within 48 hours. I didn't have them as it took me longer than that to realise I had the flu and not just a really bad cold.

IceNoSlice Fri 27-Sep-13 13:29:41

grey we had joint wills drawn up last November, main reason to set out guardians for DS. If you google Will Aid, there are quite a few solicitors who donate their time in November and the fee you pay goes to charity (ours was £135 for joint wills, I think single was around £90). It's a peace of mind thing.

MummyPig24 Fri 27-Sep-13 13:37:30

Thanks pram. Ok I won't go with Wilf!

This is typical. Just booked the cat an appointment with the vet tonight because he is not himself today and has been lying in the same spot on my bedroom floor all day, looking poorly, now he has appeared downstairs looking a bit better!

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 14:01:44

super that'd be great! i definitely think theres a few of us as far as I've seen!

maybe i hope you've gone to docs, i think its worth just seeing what they say - you could always phone the surgery and ask to speak to a doctor when theyre available to save you/them pissing around if they don't think you should come in? i don't know though!

when we first moved to the sw dp looked at me like id just pissed in someones shoe or something when i smiled and said good morning to someone, he couldn't understand that i didn't know them IN ANY WAY.

jesus kara - that is madness!

all those with tall men in their life, when i met dp (5'10ish) i thought he was horrendously short. my dad is 6'4", all exes were 6'3" or taller so i just saw dp as some sort of tiny version of a man and was actually debating whether or not i wanted to date him because of this <shallow> haha. i have readjusted now but still think he is quite short, he hates this but i find it quite funny.

pram did you go to the charity shop in the end?

thanks everyone on the will front - ice that's interesting and not as expensive as i thought, though i suppose id have to wait until the november after the baby was born so the baby's actual name is used? i want it done asap when the baby is born if this is the case as unfortunately there are some people we don't want to have a leg to stand on in bringing up our child in the worst case scenario!

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 14:02:17

mummypig he probably heard you. mine make miraculous recoveries when the cat basket comes out!

BadlyWrittenPoem Fri 27-Sep-13 14:19:57

grey as long as you word it correctly, I think you can write it beforehand. Ours says things like "any surviving children" and the like so that it covers them all without needing to be updated every time we have another one. I remember reading that getting married invalidates your existing will unless it clearly anticipates the marriage and I think that the same kind of thing applies to having children but not sure so you'd need to check.

greymoose Fri 27-Sep-13 14:31:06

ooh thanks poem! is there a certain type of solicitor you have to do to? family law? i am clueless on this sort of thing and no one in my family has done it for many many years haha!

BadlyWrittenPoem Fri 27-Sep-13 14:36:48

I don't know how you go about finding one - we bought one of those DIY kits for ours. I presume it's a fairly basic thing which the majority would be able to do unless you had particularly complex circumstances which most people don't so if nobody I knew had any recommendations, I would probably just look in the phone book and phone some up to find out.

BadlyWrittenPoem Fri 27-Sep-13 14:40:19

Just got a phonecall from the Drs receptionist saying I'm immune to slapped cheek. However, as you have one type of antibodies if you are immune from a while ago and another type if you've had it recently and I've been given incorrect results of things in ther past I'm not counting my chickens yet and intend to go in and ask for a copy of the results next week when DH has a half day.