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March 2013 VIII: feeling kicks, comparing knits and halfway there

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theTramp Sat 03-Nov-12 23:24:19

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sarahs999 Mon 05-Nov-12 07:24:13

sorry I've been awol - away all half term. No hance of catching up but hope you're all blooming!

OctoberCarrot Mon 05-Nov-12 07:56:16

stealth. Very best of luck today. X

Looks like lots are on the move. We are looking but the property market in Ireland is at a stand still. So frustrating!

Love the jumpers etc. not much selection in maternity stuff here so bought some cos stuff . I love cos. need a few more tops I think.

Hope everyone is well.

Oodthunkit Mon 05-Nov-12 08:29:45

pink dd3 still feeding , mainly at sleep times but occaisionally for comfort.
She's a sit & thinker so prob get away with cinema younger than some.

Good luck today stealth

Didn't have a good nights sleep last night. Couldn't get off then dd3 woke us at 1:50 shouting 'weeeeeeee' she's had dry nappies though so I suppose thats a good thing.

Got hospital this afternoon, at least with dh not working he can drop me off as its too far/up 3 flights of stairs from the car park to maternity.

theTramp Mon 05-Nov-12 09:23:17

Emus - apart from smoke & junk food it sounds good and I like sound of death valley trip too. Ah, welcome back to cold autumn Britain smile

Ood - hope hospital trip goes ok.


I can report choc fudge cake was so delicious that I genuinely forgot I'd made it and was trying to remember where I'd bought it. (packs self on back).

Oct - irish family contingent report similar issues re housing Market. Not the best of times, fingers crossed for you.

Sheldonella Mon 05-Nov-12 09:26:03

Good luck today stealth. Hope you don't have too long a wait.

dameflamingo Mon 05-Nov-12 09:29:33

Good luck today with your appointments stealth and ood .

to those moving house - you have my absolute awe - I am struggling enough with my home not being tidy enough ( not a usual consideration I assure you, I seldom see the mess!!) and teh large wardrobe parked in bits across the ground floor does not help this ( Ok Ok so it was my silly impulse purchase so I should just chill until the boys can clear space and move it upstairs but rational thought left the building about 22 weeks back!)

How are you all today? I'm 23 weeks tomorrow and time seems to have sped right up!

knitted a bootie and half yesterday - will get them finished tonight hopefully.

Sheldonella Mon 05-Nov-12 09:31:54

<reads properly>
Good luck at the hospital too ood.

Em2010 Mon 05-Nov-12 09:33:32

Morning All,

Good luck to stealth today, will be thinking of you.

Sundae good luck for your scan too (and anyone else, so sorry if i've missed you!). I know how terrifying it is, I was almost crying waiting before my 20 week scan with ds. I'd completely worked myself up about it. I think that was one of the reasons why I wanted to know the sex this time, because it distracted me from the more serious worries...

lexi i'd agree with others to hold off buying a breast pump until little one is actually here. I had to express for ds as he point blank refused the boob (had 2 breast feeding counsellors left defeated!). I managed it exclusively for 2 weeks and then topped up with for formula for 10 weeks. It was hell. I still have my breast pump and hopefully will be able to use it again but i've no plans to go through all that again. Anyway, I digress, even if you find yourself in my situation, you can hire breast pumps. I'm afraid i'm not too sqeamish about second hand, as long as you wash very thoroughly and sterilise as (only IMO) the cheaper breast pumps aren't worth the money...

Emus welcome back from Vegas! Hope you had a lovely time.

Not much to report here, had a lovely weekend, been stalking some P&T vibes on ebay but no success yet.

OctoberCarrot Mon 05-Nov-12 09:40:05

Em2010. What age is your first child? Is the vibe a good p&t model?

Em2010 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:10:16

October i've been doing some research into the doubles issue, ds will be 2.8ish when baby arrives so i'm looking second hand as i'm hoping I won't need the double too much! I think all the models have some draw backs, i'm plumping for the Vibe because it has a bigger toddler seat than other P&T models and it's narrow enough to fit through the door of our local playgroup! I also like the fact it folds in one piece.

backwardpossom Mon 05-Nov-12 10:11:17

Good grief, I go away for a couple of days and you lot have started a new thread! wink Any chance someone can update me on any major happenings if there have been any? I need to go for a shower... did the school run in my PJs this morning. blush Well, I think I have a good excuse, no?

StealthToddler Mon 05-Nov-12 10:26:39

em I had the vibe and hated it.
Very heavy, brake button in the middle of the bar means you can't push one handed and I kept doing sudden stops in the middle of the road. 2 friends had the front wheel fall off with kids in the buggy and 1 ended up in part of a class action against p&t. Very little room for anything if you have it set for two toddlers. Rain cover unmanageable (my kids totally refused it) and hardly any recline in the seats if using as a double. Second seat quite short so you will end up with a child with head resting against hard metal bar. Very hard to manoeuvre and I was regularly refused on to London buses as didn't fit didn't th aisle. Sorry to go on about it but its the only buggy I have really disliked and I don't know anyone who did. I sold mine. I had 17 months between my first 2 so couldn't really use a buggy board at that point. If you can find another option I would though I know they all have their drawbacks.

StealthToddler Mon 05-Nov-12 10:28:22

Also the vibe doesn't fold in one piece, you have to remove the second seat....

Still no call from the hospital.... Going mad!!

pinkpeony4 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:53:30

Em I also had the Vibe & hated it with a passion. I swear I got wrist strain from pushing it and the brake drove me mad!! I had the front wheel problem too as did lots of friends!

Also, if your son will be 2 years 8 months when your baby is born he will be using the smaller seat which is terrible. It has a metal bar which is at head height & so very uncomfy. By the time they are ready to swap over (3-4 months) he might not want to be in a buggy anymore. Sorry to be so negative but it was the worst buggy I have ever bought & I have had lots!! The only good thing was I sold it for just under what I paid for it! Very glad to see it go!

Stealth I hope you get your call asap - how horrid to still be waiting!

pinkpeony4 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:54:11

ps: My son was 2 years 4 months and a small boy when I had it and still hit his head on the bar and couldn't sleep comfortably in it too.

sundaesundae Mon 05-Nov-12 11:14:42

Morning all. One more sleep till my scan. Trying to keep bisy and not worry too much.

I don't think I am feeling much movement. No proper kicks since saturday morning, but I swear bubba has a morning nap with feet sticking straight out as I get a really sore point and then it goes like bubba has moved?

Got told by a radiographer I look huge. Great.

Stealth and OOd good luck today!

LexiandBeanette Mon 05-Nov-12 11:27:15

sundae I didn't feel anything until last week, at 22+1, except the odd discomfort as you describe where Beanette was obviously resting on a sore patch. I got very worried but apparently this is quite normal/individual even if you don't have an anterior placenta. Am now 23+2 and can feel quite a lot.
stealth hugs to you, hope you get news soon.

Em2010 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:30:32

Ooh thanks pink and stealth. Am still open to persuasion, however, the side by side prams (i know are better but) won't fit in my hall so not an option. Anyone think the P&T Sport is any better than the vibe? My friend was showing me her Obaby Xi at the weekend which was good considering how reasonably priced it is...

Hoping the hospital calls you soon stealth

StormyBrid Mon 05-Nov-12 12:22:11

Fingers crossed for Stealth and Ood today.

Can't add much to the pram discussion, as I know exactly what pram thingy I'm getting, but I have no idea what it is - my sister's been hanging on to hers and is sending it north with my dad in a fortnight, along with their old cot. Looking forward to seeing it and imagining a tiny person in it.

Turns out I was totally wrong in thinking this limbo-month contains no fun pregnancy things except heartburn. Yesterday I was lounging about with no clothes on (because that's what Sundays are for) and realised I could see my belly wobbling every time I felt a kick. It's pretty cool, although am having slight Alien flashbacks. Really wasn't expecting to see movement this soon, what with the extra stomach padding.

Sundae, could be trying to keep busy is distracting you from kicks? Not worrying seems to be a rarity though. It's understandable when people have had bad news at scans in the past, but even those of us on first pregnancies that are going brilliantly so far fret about scans. In the car going to my twenty week scan I thought I might throw up, I was that nervous, even though there was no reason to be. I'm just glad I was only in the waiting room for two minutes - before the twelve week I had to wait about forty five and it gave me plenty of time to imagine a million worst case scenarios.

dameflamingo Mon 05-Nov-12 12:32:52

lexi re breast pumps I have an aunt who works for tommy tippee and can get things with a very good discount so if further down the line you think you need one I might be able to get you one for the price of a second hand one...will look into it.

stormy it was 5 degrees in my house yesterday so I am very envious of your naked sunday! defo saw a whole foot when I took a bath last night (to defrost toes etc) which was utterly beguiling! called MrFlamingo to come and see but he was too late and the show was over, this time anyway!

Oodthunkit Mon 05-Nov-12 12:35:44

em is a buggy board an option?

sundaesundae Mon 05-Nov-12 12:41:00

Stealth can you call them and chase? I'd be going mad with the waiting.

GummiberryJuice Mon 05-Nov-12 12:50:30

Nipping on quickly to say good luck Stealth

Sundae I have some flumps and then could go all day with nothing, but at my 20 wk scan little gummi didn't stop moving and I couldn't feel anything so I am getting comfort from that.
Ithink my extra padding going into this pregnancy has dampened down any kicks as I expected to feel more since its no 4.
Excited for you for tomorrow.

theTramp Mon 05-Nov-12 13:07:41

Sundae - I get butterflies and discomfort but no actual THUMP there's a foot as yet. Am only 20 weeks and bit, so to be expected and as noted above, saw Socs hula hooping about on scan but wasn't feeling anything. So tis what it tis. Am sure soon enough I'll be moaning about all the kicks. Particularly if Socs feet don't shrink smile


Em2010 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:13:44

ood sadly a buggy board would only be an option if i then tied him to the pram... Also might try sling but didn't find a sling very practical last time as baby couldnt sleep properly in it. Have just been down to the pram shop on my lunch to have a play with all the inlines! Now I like the p&t navigator!! Anyone know anything about this one?

sundae sorry to hear you are worrying re kicks, I think it's very normal at this stage to have quiet days, I know I have. But I also worry about them too so I know how stressful it can be.

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