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The PESH are rooting for a cluster-diff! Over 3 years of hard fought baybee wins.

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HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 04-Feb-13 22:59:16

The Not-list:


dontrythisathome, girl born March 25 2010.
Cheggers, twinz girlz, born April 2010.
FannyPriceless, boy, born June 8 2010.
CurlyCasper, girl, born June 24 2010.
CUNextTuesday, boy, born June 29 2010.
AlpinePony, boy, born 1 July 2010.
Carrots, boy, born July 2010.
IggyPiggy, girl, born July 2010.
Cosmosis, boy, born Sept 5 2010.
Backinthebox, boy, born Sept 7 2010.
Skatergrrrl, girl, born Sept 10 2010.
VAG, boy, born Oct 2 2010.
Silversky, boy, born Nov 1 2010.
SomethingSuitablyWitty, girl born Nov 2 2010.
Honeymoo, boy, born Nov 11 2010.
okiecokie, girl, born Nov 12 2010.
ReginaMonologue, boy, born Nov 13 2010.
Lightspaperstandback, boy, born Nov 14 2010.
Maswera, boy, born Dec 24 2010.
PollyPoo, girl, born Jan 5 2011.
MrsFC, boy, born Jan 7 2011.
ChoChoSan, girl, born 6 Feb 2011.
Ginhag, boy born 11 Feb 2011.
Muser, girl, born 15 Feb 2011.
CluckyKate, boy, born 18 Feb 2011.
Perfect Dromedary, boy, born 23rd February 2011.
Casserole, girl, born 19th March 2011.
Medee, girl, born 26th March 2011.
StiffyByng, girl, born 17th May 2011.
Scorpette, boy, born 21st May 2011.
Rocketleaf, girl, born 23rd May 2011.
TwinkleToes, girl, born 7th June 2011.
Laurielou, boy, born 9th June 2011.
Orchid, girl, born 24th June 2011.
Ginfox, loving the new mega-boobs, due 12th July.
LadyGoneGaga, girl, born 24 July 2011.
Mrbitey, boy, born 29th July 2011.
Macaroonmum, boy, born 28th July 2011.
Owlbooty, boy, born 18th August 2011.
Ocarina, girl, born 6th September 2011.
Mountie, boy, born 27th August 2011.
Truffkin, boy, born 25th November 2011.
Islegrin, boy, born 14th December 2011.
Barbiesbeaver, girl, born 6th January 2012.
BrownB, girl, 2nd February 2012.
Alpinepony, ?13th February 2012.
KatandKit, boy, born 13th April 2012.

blonderthanred, boy, born 26th October 2012.
FriendofDorothy, boy, born 14th December 2012.
QueenRollo, boy, born 21st January 2013.

Need dates:

Rollerbaby, No pink here, expecting boy due March 20th 2012
IveBeenExpectingYou (CockDodger), A very active baby girl, due March 28th 2012
Silver, hoping for an easier sneeze, due mid-July 2012
Starryeyedmole, regretting recently investing in scales
cakeandcava approaching walrus proportions, DC1 EDD 21/10/12

LazyMachine (38) DC1 EDD 9/2/13
CamelKnees (34) fat and fatigued DC2 EDD 22/04/2013
HaveALittleFaith (31), getting rather rotund, DC1 EDD 23/4/13
fertilityFTW (34), weepy and whiny, DC 1 EDD 21/5/13
bluer, (33), peeing and puking, DC1 due 22/08/2013

Welcome to our new home! Right, time to get that baybee out lazy!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 20-Feb-13 22:22:35

Aw poor lickle Prince sad he's in the wars, isn't he? Hope the cast refitting went ok and he recovers quickly.

That sounds awful blue! I thought as time went on I'd care less about work (in a 'ah well I'm not here much longer' way) but actually I take things much more to heart! I hope management see sense soon.

I had a better day today but I did have to refuse to do a couple of things and sit down when the uterus spasms became intense! confused I felt bad but I'm 31 weeks pregnant now and it's starting to take its toll on my body. Better to sit a couple of things out than drop the sprog at work, right?!

bluer Thu 21-Feb-13 07:22:01

Too right! I think that's also why i'm annoyed at work as four of us are pregnant and don't need the extra stress! We've decided to speak to union...i'm annoyed causer i'm off today and tomorrow for half term but I've had bloody dreams about work and now i'm still bloody going through it in my mind.
On the other hand it's made me decide to stop at 32 Weeks and not go back after summer. Plus I've also decided that I will be going part time...basically i'm hating out at the moment which is sad as I love the kids etc!

EuroShagmore Thu 21-Feb-13 12:18:13

blue that sounds horrible! But it sounds like you ahve made the right decision.

Faif it sounds like you are doing the right thing. It won't be good for you or them if you overdo it.

bluer Thu 21-Feb-13 12:53:21

Well on a positive i'm back from seeing the financial planner and it turns out we can knock...wait for it...FOUR hundred quid a month off our current mortgage! That means that proper part time will be a reality rather the dream! Feel like doing cartwheels...we were getting properly shafted by rbs

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 21-Feb-13 21:46:27

That's good news blue smile Ours will come down next September which will help. We plan to overpay a bit since we actually own very little of this house!

Can I whine please?! I'm so miserable sad I spent about 29 weeks of this pregnancy being grateful/delighted to be diffed. Every symptom was just a sign of diffedness and awesome except the terrifying spotting But now it is hard work. I am utterly miserable. If I walk more than a few feet I have contractions. Work is manic. I am being out on with junior nurses so I have to do jobs they're not qualified to do, as well as my own workload. MW says sit down when the contractions kick off but I am literally struggling to keep going. I had relatives be critical of me and a housekeeper suggest I do whatever I can to get out of helping with dinners total bs. Every comment I take to heart sad

We've got tickets to the baby show in that there London Town on Saturday but I dunno if I can a. Face the travelling or b. walk round it! Do you think I could get a wheelchair on arrival and get MSB to push me round?!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 21-Feb-13 21:47:17

Ps sorry for whinging but when I tried to MSB he asked if he could have a happy wife. I said no, not at 31 weeks and after shift 6 of 7!

EuroShaggleton Thu 21-Feb-13 22:05:07

Could you have SPD? The comment about the wheelchair made me wonder...

Whatever it is, it sounds shit. Have you seen the thread on pregnancy with everyone having a whinge? You might find it therapeutic!

Good news about the finance, blue

bluer Thu 21-Feb-13 22:19:12

Oh faith that sounds so rubbish...will the doc not sign you off? Have you had a risk assessment done?

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 21-Feb-13 22:48:08

I've had a risk assessment done and updated. Boss is aware and is happy for me to have a chair whenever I need it. It's just very challenging because my job is so physical. The last week the uterus has been very irritable! I'd rather not go off sick but will play it by ear.

euro do you mean could I 'have' SPD? Or are you asking if I have it? I don't think I do, my hip isn't too bad, niggles at times. But 'having' SPD might be one way to borrow a wheelchair! Actually I think irritable uterus would be recognised at a baby show!

I will endeavour to sleep now and cheer up tomorrow! smile

EuroShaggleton Fri 22-Feb-13 11:16:35

I meant genuinely could that be what is causing the discomfort. I know everyone gets uncomfortable in late pregnancy but you sound particularly uncomfortable (especially since the painkillers you are on are probably masking a lot of it). Maybe it is something more than carrying the bump around that is ailing you?

Hope you are feeling cheerier today anyway.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 22-Feb-13 15:38:33

I don't think it's hip pain. My pain had massively improved thanks to the needles actually. I have cut down from 4 x 30mg doses of codiene a day to an average of 2 x 30mg and 1 x 15mg <proud> Baybee will be less pickled than anticipated! Hips don't tend to bother me. Get the odd ache in the right but nothing of significance.

Work is mental again confused (I'm on my break, dreading going back out!). Only 4 hours til the weekend and only 4 weeks til I finish though grin if I make it that far!

How are the newest differs feeling? Sinking in yet?

snowqueenrollo Fri 22-Feb-13 17:33:27

faith please keep an eye on the irritable uterus. It's what rendered me sofa/bed bound from 35 weeks and I know someone else also had problems with it and had baby before due date.
As an example of how bad I was I would have struggled to get from the main door of your workplace to the toilets behind the seating area, that would have set off intense pains and only complete rest for half an hour would have settled it.
Don't want to scare you but would rather you were cautious about it.

LittlePrinceRollo is much better today, though yesterday was awful and last night not much better. I feel better too but now HOLB is suffering and I collected a BigPrinceRollo who also has throat lurgy so it's going to be a slightly grumpy weekend here I fear.....

HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 22-Feb-13 21:59:26

My MW was a bit hmm about it. I think I may have to finish work earlier than planned. There are times when they seem to kick off as soon as I walk! Today my colleague was asking me something and I simply had to stop dead and breathe into it, it was so intense. I'm off on Tuesday so I might go to the GP for advice. Work today was horrendous. I'd say its one of the worst shifts I've ever had, pregnant or not. My boss did take me on one side and check I was ok. It's just the pressure of the hospital as a whole having a knock-on effect on us. There's simply more work than I can physically cope with and I'm not sure anyone actually realises that...

I'm glad littleprincerollo is improving smile My Dad has severe man flu at present!

bluer Sat 23-Feb-13 07:06:11

if your doc signs you off sick you can only be made to start maternity at 36 Weeks I think? Although it may be different up here, we already get free prescriptions, NHS dental, eye checks pregnant sil who lives in England couldn't believe it!

EuroShaggleton Sat 23-Feb-13 16:55:33

Your SIL needs to do some more research I think. I'm 90% sure (thanks to MN) that you can get a prescription exemption form and NHS dental during pregnancy here. No idea about eye checks though.

snowqueenrollo Sat 23-Feb-13 17:18:37

I was offered the form for Maternity Exemption at my booking in appt, and sent it off straight away. It covers prescriptions during pregnancy and a year after the birth, including dental and eye checks. It's like a little credit card.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 23-Feb-13 17:20:18

Yup my MW gave me a form at my 9 week appointment and I've enjoy free prescriptions since. Seeing as I've been taking lots of meds, this is marvellous for me. It's free til the baby is 1 as well! Definitely get dental too.

I'm not sure where I'd stand about having to take mat leave early with pregnancy related sickness...I will do some research. If I have to, I have to. In 4 weeks I'll save the annual leave I've got booked for the of the mat leave anyway. Still getting the symptoms when I walk any kind of distance.

We didn't go to that there Landan. 'twas too much and MSB is trying to take care of me. Instead we went into town, had brunch and then had a rather productive time - had MSB's watch strap adjusted so he can finally wear it (Christmas present!), bought a chest of drawers for the nursery like this but it was reduced from £150 to £80 ready made smile Also impressed that it fit in the boot of our new car without needing the seats down! Big car! Now the nursery feels nearly finished. Tis good but a but scary!

FriendofDorothy Sat 23-Feb-13 17:41:46

I dream of free prescriptions! envy

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 23-Feb-13 18:01:39

dor I think of you whenever I contemplate seeing a GP. I can't imagine paying for the privilege! I've certainly got my money's worth out of the NHS in the last year!

bluer Sat 23-Feb-13 20:47:44

Ah what I meant was all non pregnant people get the free prescriptions, eye tests etc. so you don't really need the maternity form! Well if you needed a filling it something the form would save you but check upS and tests are free four all!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 23-Feb-13 20:51:57

When I was at uni all over 23s(?) got free prescriptions in Wales too! Yes it's only really a perk of the pregnant/Mums of baybees in England it seems.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 24-Feb-13 10:32:17

<crawls in>

I just slept for 11 hours! shock Clearly I needed the sleep! Bless MSB, he is busy ironing and has put sausages in the oven for breakfast. Today I luff him very much smile I poked my head round the doors of the rooms we rearranged yesterday (spare room and nursery). They look great and I am delighted!

EuroShaggleton Sun 24-Feb-13 10:55:08

Ah I see blue

faif relegated KFZK to the spare room last night and had the best night's sleep I have had in a fortnight. I still woke up a few times (mainly when I rolled over onto my boobs - ouch) but managed to get back off to sleep for a change.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 24-Feb-13 15:59:44

MSB was on a course Tuesday and stayed over Monday night. I thought I'd be scared at home...I slept like a top! Thursday night I rolled on my back. I got a little poke in my shoulder. Goodness knows how much space I was taking up! I stirred, apologised and rolled over confused Me being diffed is not doing MSB's sleep any favours either hmm

Today we have been washing baybee clothes. They are very small (and I won't buy any 'tiny baby' stuff. Can't quite believe we will have responsibility for something that will fit in them?!

jeff how you doing about tomorrow? <squeezes hand>

bluer Sun 24-Feb-13 20:26:19

Yes good luck tomorrow jeff!
I have just been doing a maternity clothes fashion show for mr two lovely friends both gave me their complete wardrobes yesterday...I have more tops than I know what to do with, three gorgeous formal type dresses suitable for weddings etc, five lovely maxi dresses that just show figure off nicely, Jeans, four pairs, leggings, work trousers, cardies and a swimmy. My friends rule...I won't have top buy anything much really.
Getting excited about baybee clothes too now although yet to buy any.

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