Thanks lbm I think some things I would prefer new but others quite happy to have second hand, so I'll look into the places you've suggested. I've been watching a few items of maternity clothing on eBay, don't mind those second hand either, a good wash and who would know. Hope you're busy with good things.
Ah moon, as lbm says you don't need much - boobs, nappies, a bed for baby is about it you'd be surprised how much stuff people give you too - clothes and everything else. Dh and I would seriously struggle to afford all the clothes and shoes our boys need but we're so grateful we have certain friends who pass things on to us. Ebay is the place to go definitely - I've bought all sorts on there - and second hand markets (not just nct, google for any in your area, we get kidsmarkets in Wales but not sure if you have equivalent.) For maternity clothes have you got mat leggings? Buy them on ebay and you can just live in them with floaty dresses and long tops. So much comfier than jeans etc.
4ever Crap about the GD so sorry for you to have another complication. I worry that I'll get it in my next pregnancy as ds2 was so giant but sounds like you're very positive about it and want to just get on with dealing with it - right attitude will make it so much easier to deal with. Pics are amazing, you must be so excited to meet the boy. But your poor dd that's not nice Have an amazing holiday!
<calls out to the back of the greenhouse> blue and barbie are you hiding back there?!
mrsk so glad bleeding has stopped...onwards and upwards as we say
hello curly! Welcome back
We are nearly over the pox... ds2 still absolutely covered bless him but scabbed over now so I'm thinking of going to playgroup tomorrow...7 full days since he got it I hope he's no longer contagious
cupcake you've made me chuckle, but you are right, boobs, nappies and a bed! I shall recite that to myself when I start worrying next time! Its just sod's law that we've both been working for years and years and the second the baby comes along we only have 1 wage to live on, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I'd rather be poor and happy. I don't have leggings, but I might try those, like you say they go with so many things. Glad to hear the pox is all but gone, poor things.
<waves> to neeko thought I'd killed the thread again! Glad to hear the weight loss is going well, slow is good it means its more likely to stay off. Me on the other hand, am putting on lots of weight as this little one is making me starving. 20 week scan on Tuesday can't believe we are this far along, its just crazy, if everything is ok I think I might finally believe this is all happening.
ohh, how exciting,moon - you get to see you little one tomorrow .
I think I'm in agreement with you - blue.
Had an interesting week last week - 2 friends who have both had loads of IVF are finally pregnant. One is quite a bit older than me and she is due in July. The other is my age and is due a bit later. Both are so happy and for me are proof that it is possible. I'm so looking forward to all the baby snuggles
Hope everyone else is well - good to hear that the weight is coming off, Neeko. Sadly mine keeps going back on - which is not good but mainly due to eating too much cake and chocolate!
Moon Here's my hand for tomorrow. I'm so excited that you are finally at this point. After tomorrow next time you see your Lo could be when he or she is in your arms
Lbm the whole weight thing is so hard when there's so much yummy food to be eaten! I've been really hungry today but trying to stay focused for weigh in tomorrow. Lovely, lovely news about your friends.
Popping in to wish Moon the best of luck today, not that you need it of course. Another milestone moment for you Will lurk to find out the flavour
Waves to everyone else. Sorry I haven't been around as much as I would like to be, life is so busy! I'm 32 weeks now and still have a few weeks of work left before I can supposedly relax! Promise to be back soon
Good luck today moon! Not that you need it of course! Very exciting stuff! I think blue!
Just catching up from weekend away, lovely much needed break, Summer had a ball, burst into tears when we got home cos she wanted to go dancing! Keeps saying 'where caravan gone, want to go dancing!' <melt>
Just realised not posted since diabetes clinic, all very positive & do able, been maintaining my levels well so feeling ok about it, only (quite big) downer is that if not given birth before, will be induced on due date, and definitely have to stay in 48 hrs after he's born to monitor his glucose levels too.. Hate thought of leaving Summer, little dream of in hospital at 9am, giving birth at midday and home by dinner definitely a fantasy now....
Yay moon you're having a boy! Bet it felt amazing seeing him again and all the more real for you now! So very pleased for you and mrmoon! Huge milestone, your dream is now a reality! You're having a baby!
Aaaaaaahhhh moon that is ridiculously exciting!! Knew it would be blue, HOW lovely that your little nephew will have a boy cousin to play with so glad all ok too, only 4 short weeks til viability!! I can't believe it, I bet you can't!
sabs I reckon it will be a trio of boys seems to happen on this thread, phases of boys then girls
4ever you sound v chilled post holiday. a bummer about the birth & staying in after but you have time to adjust to it. I may be weird but I actually liked being in hospital, u get looked after, baby changed for u, held for u, food brought to u & no washing up! Quite lovely really.. but I know you'll be wanting to get back to your girl.. sure she'll enjoy the adventure of visiting hospital though
neeko well done you on weight coming off. I was so upset I'd only lost a quarter of a lb!!! last week after being SO good..ridiculous! (so of course ate huge piece of cheesecake to ease my anger) on Sunday I had nasty tummy bug & just couldn't help hoping it might help the numbers this week!! Still 10lb to go before wedding in aug.
Sorry to post and run earlier, I went straight to work after so I didn't have much time (thought I may as well get paid for a morning off rather than taking a days holiday!) planned to come back once I was at work but that didn't happen!
It was such an amazing experience, I will never ever forget it. I had no idea you could see so much, the chambers of the heart and all the bones, and the best bit, the sonographer showed us the soles of his feet - omg it was so cute, they were so small. She said it is most definitely a boy as you could 'see extra bits' were her words lol and dh had a proud moment as he realised they were very prominent! I always thought it was a boy, but its thrown dh and the family as they were convinced it was a girl!
I am so unbelievably grateful to be in this position, I truly never believed it would happen and I am so happy. Thank you all for believing and giving me hope and for all your lovely well wishes and congratulations today, your support has been really appreciated.