Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

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

(1000 Posts)
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 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:41:30

I didn't buy any clothes for baybee Pickle until 14 weeks and even then was cautious. Just gradually bought bits. Now seem to have a fair amount! Maybe once every fortnight I'd buy some.

I inherited the majority of my maternity stuff from my sister which has been excellent. All I really bought were work trousers (eBay specials) and a couple of jumpers (DNephew was a September baybee so she didn't need many warm layers when large, unlike me!). Saves you a fortune! smile

bluer Sun 24-Feb-13 20:54:38

Yes my friends were both pregnant over the summer so no jumpers etc but hopefully I won't need them!
I think i'm waiting till twenty week scan and gender before buying any clothes. I'm starting to pram browse...need something that is compact as we both have small car! And something good with off road country lanes!

JethroTull Sun 24-Feb-13 21:02:46

Thanks for remembering Faith. I'm very nervous. We have spent the weekend relaxing in a very posh hotel & eating nice food. It's definitely helped me to calm down, I had a meltdown on Friday morning & was convinced it was all over. Just crossing my fingers that we hear a heartbeat. I might start to believe it's actually real then...

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 24-Feb-13 21:03:46

My car is a vw polo (we have purchased a Vauxhall Vectra estate for MSB since finding out I'm diffed which is essentially a boat. It is in fact larger than the can he used to drive for work!) so we needed something fairly small ourselves. We chose a babystyle oyster - it's wheelbase folds in half rather than concertinas. Have a look at the thread I started here for the options that might work for you.

bluer Sun 24-Feb-13 21:06:52

Ah I have a polo and he
Has a fiesta! I saw the oyster and thought it might be good!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 24-Feb-13 21:23:08

It was the best price we could get although we looked closely at the Graco Evo too. We spent ages pushing them round the shop, folding and unfolding. Decision was made when I couldn't put the Evo back to its upright position! smile

bluer Sun 24-Feb-13 21:41:56

My friend suggested a baby jogger or a quiny but I haven't looked at either yet! Will go to the pram centre next weekend I think!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 24-Feb-13 22:02:46

Quinny buzz will only fit in the boot with the wheels off. I had visions of it pouring with rain while I wrestled trying to get it in the boot and it put me right off! Baby jogger is definitely an option. Definitely go to a big pram centre - we went to Kiddicare - and ask their advice and try a few. Avoid mothercare - they will try to sell you a Mothercare pushchair! Even though they sell the oyster they never suggested it to me confused

bluer Sun 24-Feb-13 22:06:30

Will try the big pram centre I think...may put Mr df on the task as he loves comparing stats etc!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 25-Feb-13 09:50:17

Oh MSB is like that blue! Does his research! He got bored with the travel system though...the Which? Website is quite good because it gives you the folded sizes online.

Anyone want to go into work for me? No?! Only 20 shifts to go...

JethroTull Mon 25-Feb-13 18:31:42

Had 8 week scan today. Saw an actual heartbeat!! Could make out a head and arms too. It was amazing.

So I've been discharged from the private clinic and am now just an ordinary differ grin grin

bluer Mon 25-Feb-13 19:44:43

Congratulations jeff! That sound is amazing isn't it! So happy for you! Proper pesh now grin

blonderedhead Mon 25-Feb-13 20:43:33

How wonderful. My doctor said an 8 week scan is the best indicator of a successful healthy pregnancy. Nothing to beat seeing that heartbeat. Congratulations!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 25-Feb-13 21:04:29

95% chance of a successful pregnancy! smile does it feel more real now you've seen an actual baybee with a head and everything?

EuroShaggleton Mon 25-Feb-13 22:08:18

Brilliant news Jeff!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 26-Feb-13 12:51:16

So I waddled in to see the GP today. I am in a right state if I'm honest. Every time I walk I get womble cramps and what appear to be contractions at times. I took some wee (as you do, they are obsessed with your wee when you're diffed) and it was positive (I knew it would be, I did one at work yesterday) so I'm on antibiotics. He suggested I take some time off to recover given that I'm now 32 (!) weeks pregnant. My sickness record is awful though so I'm already dreading my return to work! confused

EuroShaggleton Tue 26-Feb-13 13:29:07

Doesn't pregnancy-related sickness have to be treated differently by employers?

I hope the anitbs do their thing soon. Rest up.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 26-Feb-13 13:40:39

I am hoping so. If I wasn't diffed I'd probably be ok to carry on at work whilst taking the antibiotics. At this point of diffedness though I'm not taking any chances so maybe it is different? I'm already bored but CBA/can't stand the discomfort when I move so Buffy it is smile

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 26-Feb-13 18:34:25

Oh dear, I am stressing a tad. GP rang to say he cocked up by not checking my blood pressure today (I did wonder afterwards!) so can I pop into the surgery tomorrow to get my BP checked but he's confident it's a UTI because my urine dip had protein in it but mainly because the 'leukocytes were glowing'. Cept my leukocytes are always flagging in my urine dips because I have so much discharge hmm. My feet have BESH increasingly swollen in the last couple of weeks (I can't get my boots on any more). I am a bit paranoid that if my BP is high tomorrow they'll say I might have preeclampsia?! Soothing words please!

bluer Tue 26-Feb-13 20:40:48

I don't know much about blood pressure etc but try not to worry...easier said than done I know. My mum had it with both pregnancies and me and my sis were fine so I guess it may be possible to be mild iyswim?
The worry never ends does it? I read something on here today about sticky blood and miscarriage and now i'm paranoid that I haven't been tested add fat add I know. I must stop looking online. I must stop looking online.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 26-Feb-13 20:45:27

Nope I don't think it ever ends...even when they turn 21! smile

bluer Tue 26-Feb-13 21:13:54

It's what all my friends tell me...not helped by fact i'm a natural born worrier!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 26-Feb-13 21:22:14

I have generally relaxed more since the 20 week scan though. I was quite well and contented through most of my second trimester. smile

FriendofDorothy Tue 26-Feb-13 21:41:03

I worried all the way through. If I wasn't worried about bleeding I was worrying about pre-eclampsia.

It is the one thing that puts me off being pregnant again. I want to enjoy The Little Mister, but I am scared I will have a horrid pregnancy and miss out on so much.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 26-Feb-13 22:15:06

Then again dor, you might find you're so busy with the Little Mister that you don't have time to worry! Especially if there's a small age gap smile

Pickle just punched me in the bladder (I presume punched if she's head down). It was really quite unpleasant!

This thread is not accepting new messages.