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Due DECEMBER 2008 - just over a hundred shopping days to Baby

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LadyThompson Mon 28-Jul-08 10:39:04

New thread, people, unless someone else has started one...

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 10:41:15

ooops - lets go with yours Lady T. Will get Mumsnet to delete mine. Knew the minute I did one someone else would. great minds etc.

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 10:44:20

Lets keep this one - have already mailed to get mine deleted. Hilarious this!

pixsix Mon 28-Jul-08 10:45:51

Yay, new thread and the April 08 Ante-natal thread has started. I feel like we're really making progress now.

On the downside, I HATE this weather! I haven't slept properly for days as our flat is boiling and we can't have our bedroom window open because there is some kind of industrial air-conditioning unit on the building behind us which makes it too noisy to sleep. Have been taking cold showers and sleeping on the sofa with the balcony door open. I don't want Summer to be over but just wish it was a bit less humid.

Sorry for the rant! Hope everyone else is well. Good luck for the scans this week.

LadyThompson Mon 28-Jul-08 10:53:33

Oh, bless you. I ummed and aahed about starting one for ten minutes to avoid exactly this eventuality. Sorry you couldn't make it on Friday, Turniphead. I was delighted to meet

Verso
PoisonDwarf
EffiePerine
Rosmerta
Olipop
PinguRocks
PixSix

and sorry to miss ChutneyMary and Artichokes who couldn't come at the last minute (what happened Arti? I'm guessing pregnancy brain but hope it's nothing more serious!)

I sympathise with the sinusitis - mine have been playing me up ever since I found out I was pregnant and I have a stupid dry cough as well which has got worse over the weekend. And a big spot, groan. My glamour quotient is very low, even for a Monday. I have even got my specs on today which I hardly ever wear, as I hardly slept last night and my eyes are sore. For the rest of the blind bats on this thread (are there ANY of us without crashingly bad eyesight??) I'm -4.00. And apparently you can't wear contact lenses when you have a c-section. I am vain enough to consider going without my glasses. I think this makes me a terrible mother, already, though it is partly to prevent me having clear view of reflection of guts on the theatre ceiling (I have been warned about this).

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 10:55:59

Brilliant Pixsix - have been keeping my eyes peeled for the April 09 thread. Yay!!

The humidity is bad I must say. Although, I have a confession....we renovated our house last year and I installed A/C into our bedroom (because it's up in the attic and hotter than the arm pit of hell) and our kitchen which has lots of glass. Hadn't used it much up until now...but last 2 nights kept it on all night in our bedroom and it was bliss. Very very bad I know ....but I don't regret installing it for a second. Poor kids just roast away in their bedrooms...

I woke up this morning and had NOTHING to wear and then remembered my friend had sent me her mat clothes (in a fit of post-baby no.2 I am never doing this again, I think!) and I found a lovely cropped pair of cotton trousers and matching cami top - and they FIT. I had thought all her mat clotghes were winter so was a nice surprise.

Glad the London meet up was good girls. My pref for what its worth is another evening meeting. I find I just don't get to talk properly when my DC are around....But happy to go with the flow. Would be well on for an postnatal meetup with small babies mind you - love that phase when they just sit in their prams and you can have coffee and a chat...I call it the Cafe Phase and I think you only truly appreciate it in retrospect (when you get to the Trashing Cafes Phase...)

We had a lovely weekend. And only a week and a bit til holidays...

chutneymary Mon 28-Jul-08 10:58:46

Lady T, just don't look at the lights. If all is well the baby is out in about 5-10 mins and you have a DP and an anaesthetist to chat to, so just look at the screen in front of you. Take a CD (my DD2 was born to the strains of Brahms 4 and my spinal was put in to " I don't feel like dancing" by the scissor sisters!), sing along and get excited! I had a few complications in my section with DD2 which meant it took 35 mins to get her out, but it was fine. Honestly. Even if you do look at the lights, it's just blood (and a bit of yellow in my case - fat! Nice!)

Off to Drs now. Back later. GREAT TITLE by the way.

pixsix Mon 28-Jul-08 11:05:15

envy Turniphead I have air-conditioning envy.

I had a great time on Friday too and would love to do another meet-up. Don't have any existing children to think about so happy to do whatever suits everyone else.

I like the sound of the cafe phase too!

LadyThompson Mon 28-Jul-08 11:06:10

Yes, music...I've been mulling that over. DP and I have markedly differing tastes. Aircon in the bedroom, Turnip! Ain't that fancy envy

Pixsix - apparently it's going to be really hot today then the rest of the week is going to be coolish, very wet, thunderstorms etc...in the Big Smoke anyhow.

daisydora Mon 28-Jul-08 12:20:16

Have just had a new bed delivered from Argos and the delivery man thought I was almost due shock shock. He must have been a bit stupid though I was actually wearing normal size 14 clothes. Yes I have a bump but its not that bloody big!!!!

pixsix Mon 28-Jul-08 12:21:06

Oooh I meant April 09 obviously blush

rosmerta Mon 28-Jul-08 12:22:51

Hi all, had a busy weekend so first chance I've had to get on MN!

Thanks for starting the thread LadyT, love the title!

Had a lovely time on Friday, nice to meet a few people. Hope everyone made it home ok. I'm happy to do another meetup, would prefer an evening tbh. Though if we do have a lunchtime meet then I may leave ds with dh & come on my own!

Ds & I both struggling a bit with the heat, he keeps waking up wanting water. Dh thought to leave it in his cot but then ds just spilt it everywhere which meant I had to change ds & the sheets! Last time dh has done that though!

TheInvisibleHand Mon 28-Jul-08 12:26:40

May I join you ladies? Am expecting DC2 on 31 December. Oh and Lady T - no glasses during a section either - delivered DD blind as a bat!

LadyThompson Mon 28-Jul-08 12:38:00

Welcome InvisibleHand and KPM1...

I think I'd prefer another evening as well - I run a cricket team and we play every Sunday in season and I spend my weekends out of London anyway...

Daisydora - French waiter in posh restaurant on Thursday night said to me "Not long to go, non?" I replied (voice turned to ice) "Three and a half months left, actually..." DP made it worse by patting my hand kindly and saying "Don't worry darling, it's only because he's French. All the women are like racing snakes over there."

I could have an entire thread about DP's faux pas and fill it up in no time. But he does actually MEAN REALLY WELL.

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 12:41:18

Hi invisblehand and KMP1, welcome! - last post on old thread - hope you find us here.

This is our birth list if you want to add your details (DC are existing children!), just copy paste and post.

MrsMattie due 28/11 DC#2
snowwombat due 30/11 DC#1
badkitty due 01/12 DC#1
twinkle183 due 01/12 DC#3
pwcbird due 01/12 DC#2
rosmerta due 02/12 DC#2
RawChocolate due 02/12 DC#3
Flumpybumpy due 02/12 DC#3
theyoungvisiter due 03/12 DC#2
Modernlove due 03/12 DC#1
cc21 due 03/12 DC#2
DonnyLass due 03/12 DC#2
LadyThompson due 03/12 DD#1 St Mary's, London
goneundergroundtillfamilyknow due 04/12 DC#3
Verso due 04/12 DC#2
Hanni22anni due 04/12 DC#2
BrightShinySun due 05/12 DC#2
Nolda due 05/12 DC#2 Princess Anne, Southampton
mibbes due 06/12 DC#1 Stirling Royal
majormoo due 06/12 DC#3
pixsix due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas', London
elenamaesmummy due 07/12 DC#2
jenduck due 07/12 DC#1
Beans33 due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas' London
poisondwarf due 08/12 DC#2 Homerton, London
toratora due 08/12 DC#3
Mina30 due 08/12 DC#2
lal07 due 08/12 DC#2
jumpjockey due 08/12 DC#1
JamInMyWellies due 09/12 DC#2 St Johns, Chelmsford
ChutneyMary due 10/12 DC#3
Artichokes due 10/12 DC#2
hiccymapops due 11/12 DC#2
Bisou due 12/12 DC#1
fishnchips due 12/12 DC#3
Jackstini due 12/12 DC#2
kayzisexpecting due 12/12 DC#2
Alliebongo due 13/12 DC#3
KutilPutil due 13/12 DC#2
cococat due 14/12 DC#1
pootleflump due 14/12 DC#2
Katie3677 due 14/12 DC#2
monkeydops due 15/12 DC#2
Veggiemummy due 1512 DC#2 Homebirth in Derby
bunnysgirl due 16/12 DC#2
chinchi due 17/12 DC#2 Calderdale Royal, Halifax
IceCube due 18/12 DC#1 Homebirth in Cheshire
snorris due 18/12 DC#5
SummerLightning 18/12 DC#1 Addenbrookes Cambridge
moaningminnie2020 due 20/12 DC#2
reban due 20/12 DC#4
hotmama due 21/12 DC#3
RhinestoneCowgirl/MaeWest due 21/12 DC#
abbymeg due 21/12 DC#2
waitinggirl 21/12/ DC#1 - Whittington, London
georgiepig due 22/12 DC#2
NineUnlikelyTales due 22/12 DC#2
hattyyellow due 22/12 DC#3
Indith due 24/12 DC#2
Turniphead1 due 24/12 DC#3- St John & Elizabeth's, North London
zoejeanne due 24/12 DC#1, Scarborough
Missmama due 25/12 DC#3
Disenchanted due 25/12 DC#3
kitkat9 due 25/12 DC#3
Annagt due 25/12 DC#1
strikey due 25/12 DC#2
GettingBiggerBird due 25/12 DC's#2&3 Homerton, London
purplepansy due 25/12 DC#3
Jollybear due 26/12 DC#1
tm2 due 26/12 DC#1
GordontheGopher due 26/12 DC#2
Twiga/okaythen due 26/12 DC#3
LitterBug due 26/12 DC#3
Olipop due 27/12 DC#2 (one DS already age 2 1/2) - West Middlesex Hospital London
simmo14 due 27/12 DC#2
rowergirl due 27/12 DC#2
feb due 28/12 DC#2
babblington due 29/12 DC#3
EffiePerine due 30/12 DC2 Homerton, London
march29 due 31/12 DC2

kmp1 Mon 28-Jul-08 12:46:23

Thanks - have added! Anyone else SW London? I've just moved and don't know many!

MrsMattie due 28/11 DC#2
snowwombat due 30/11 DC#1
badkitty due 01/12 DC#1
twinkle183 due 01/12 DC#3
pwcbird due 01/12 DC#2
rosmerta due 02/12 DC#2
RawChocolate due 02/12 DC#3
Flumpybumpy due 02/12 DC#3
theyoungvisiter due 03/12 DC#2
Modernlove due 03/12 DC#1
cc21 due 03/12 DC#2
DonnyLass due 03/12 DC#2
LadyThompson due 03/12 DD#1 St Mary's, London
goneundergroundtillfamilyknow due 04/12 DC#3
Verso due 04/12 DC#2
Hanni22anni due 04/12 DC#2
BrightShinySun due 05/12 DC#2
Nolda due 05/12 DC#2 Princess Anne, Southampton
mibbes due 06/12 DC#1 Stirling Royal
majormoo due 06/12 DC#3
pixsix due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas', London
elenamaesmummy due 07/12 DC#2
jenduck due 07/12 DC#1
Beans33 due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas' London
poisondwarf due 08/12 DC#2 Homerton, London
toratora due 08/12 DC#3
Mina30 due 08/12 DC#2
lal07 due 08/12 DC#2
jumpjockey due 08/12 DC#1
JamInMyWellies due 09/12 DC#2 St Johns, Chelmsford
ChutneyMary due 10/12 DC#3
Artichokes due 10/12 DC#2
hiccymapops due 11/12 DC#2
Bisou due 12/12 DC#1
fishnchips due 12/12 DC#3
Jackstini due 12/12 DC#2
kayzisexpecting due 12/12 DC#2
Alliebongo due 13/12 DC#3
KutilPutil due 13/12 DC#2
cococat due 14/12 DC#1
pootleflump due 14/12 DC#2
Katie3677 due 14/12 DC#2
monkeydops due 15/12 DC#2
Veggiemummy due 1512 DC#2 Homebirth in Derby
bunnysgirl due 16/12 DC#2
Kmp1 due 17/12 DC#1 Queen Charlottes London
chinchi due 17/12 DC#2 Calderdale Royal, Halifax
IceCube due 18/12 DC#1 Homebirth in Cheshire
snorris due 18/12 DC#5
SummerLightning 18/12 DC#1 Addenbrookes Cambridge
moaningminnie2020 due 20/12 DC#2
reban due 20/12 DC#4
hotmama due 21/12 DC#3
RhinestoneCowgirl/MaeWest due 21/12 DC#
abbymeg due 21/12 DC#2
waitinggirl 21/12/ DC#1 - Whittington, London
georgiepig due 22/12 DC#2
NineUnlikelyTales due 22/12 DC#2
hattyyellow due 22/12 DC#3
Indith due 24/12 DC#2
Turniphead1 due 24/12 DC#3- St John & Elizabeth's, North London
zoejeanne due 24/12 DC#1, Scarborough
Missmama due 25/12 DC#3
Disenchanted due 25/12 DC#3
kitkat9 due 25/12 DC#3
Annagt due 25/12 DC#1
strikey due 25/12 DC#2
GettingBiggerBird due 25/12 DC's#2&3 Homerton, London
purplepansy due 25/12 DC#3
Jollybear due 26/12 DC#1
tm2 due 26/12 DC#1
GordontheGopher due 26/12 DC#2
Twiga/okaythen due 26/12 DC#3
LitterBug due 26/12 DC#3
Olipop due 27/12 DC#2 (one DS already age 2 1/2) - West Middlesex Hospital London
simmo14 due 27/12 DC#2
rowergirl due 27/12 DC#2
feb due 28/12 DC#2
babblington due 29/12 DC#3
EffiePerine due 30/12 DC2 Homerton, London
march29 due 31/12 DC2

SummerLightning Mon 28-Jul-08 12:47:31

Welcome to the new people!

Am I the only person who doesn't really look pregnant yet, just a bit fat??

I don't think there is anyway I would get given a seat on the tube, for example, without asking for it (don't live in London so not a problem!)

Also re the French way of things, I told my french teacher that I was pregnant, and she was rolling around with amazement at the things we are not allowed to eat over here! She said to just ignore it all. Except when I told her I am still cycling, that was apparently terrible! So that matches up with the French attitude.

My only experience of French healthcare though is when my husband ruptured his spleen, they were very good and patient and he still has his spleen intact - he reckons in the UK they would have just taken it out! Also he would be dead if they had been no good, so can't complain!

TheInvisibleHand Mon 28-Jul-08 12:57:04

Thanks for the welcome - added myself too

MrsMattie due 28/11 DC#2
snowwombat due 30/11 DC#1
badkitty due 01/12 DC#1
twinkle183 due 01/12 DC#3
pwcbird due 01/12 DC#2
rosmerta due 02/12 DC#2
RawChocolate due 02/12 DC#3
Flumpybumpy due 02/12 DC#3
theyoungvisiter due 03/12 DC#2
Modernlove due 03/12 DC#1
cc21 due 03/12 DC#2
DonnyLass due 03/12 DC#2
LadyThompson due 03/12 DD#1 St Mary's, London
goneundergroundtillfamilyknow due 04/12 DC#3
Verso due 04/12 DC#2
Hanni22anni due 04/12 DC#2
BrightShinySun due 05/12 DC#2
Nolda due 05/12 DC#2 Princess Anne, Southampton
mibbes due 06/12 DC#1 Stirling Royal
majormoo due 06/12 DC#3
pixsix due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas', London
elenamaesmummy due 07/12 DC#2
jenduck due 07/12 DC#1
Beans33 due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas' London
poisondwarf due 08/12 DC#2 Homerton, London
toratora due 08/12 DC#3
Mina30 due 08/12 DC#2
lal07 due 08/12 DC#2
jumpjockey due 08/12 DC#1
JamInMyWellies due 09/12 DC#2 St Johns, Chelmsford
ChutneyMary due 10/12 DC#3
Artichokes due 10/12 DC#2
hiccymapops due 11/12 DC#2
Bisou due 12/12 DC#1
fishnchips due 12/12 DC#3
Jackstini due 12/12 DC#2
kayzisexpecting due 12/12 DC#2
Alliebongo due 13/12 DC#3
KutilPutil due 13/12 DC#2
cococat due 14/12 DC#1
pootleflump due 14/12 DC#2
Katie3677 due 14/12 DC#2
monkeydops due 15/12 DC#2
Veggiemummy due 1512 DC#2 Homebirth in Derby
bunnysgirl due 16/12 DC#2
Kmp1 due 17/12 DC#1 Queen Charlottes London
chinchi due 17/12 DC#2 Calderdale Royal, Halifax
IceCube due 18/12 DC#1 Homebirth in Cheshire
snorris due 18/12 DC#5
SummerLightning 18/12 DC#1 Addenbrookes Cambridge
moaningminnie2020 due 20/12 DC#2
reban due 20/12 DC#4
hotmama due 21/12 DC#3
RhinestoneCowgirl/MaeWest due 21/12 DC#
abbymeg due 21/12 DC#2
waitinggirl 21/12/ DC#1 - Whittington, London
georgiepig due 22/12 DC#2
NineUnlikelyTales due 22/12 DC#2
hattyyellow due 22/12 DC#3
Indith due 24/12 DC#2
Turniphead1 due 24/12 DC#3- St John & Elizabeth's, North London
zoejeanne due 24/12 DC#1, Scarborough
Missmama due 25/12 DC#3
Disenchanted due 25/12 DC#3
kitkat9 due 25/12 DC#3
Annagt due 25/12 DC#1
strikey due 25/12 DC#2
GettingBiggerBird due 25/12 DC's#2&3 Homerton, London
purplepansy due 25/12 DC#3
Jollybear due 26/12 DC#1
tm2 due 26/12 DC#1
GordontheGopher due 26/12 DC#2
Twiga/okaythen due 26/12 DC#3
LitterBug due 26/12 DC#3
Olipop due 27/12 DC#2 (one DS already age 2 1/2) - West Middlesex Hospital London
simmo14 due 27/12 DC#2
rowergirl due 27/12 DC#2
feb due 28/12 DC#2
babblington due 29/12 DC#3
EffiePerine due 30/12 DC2 Homerton, London
march29 due 31/12 DC2
invisiblehand due 31/12, DC2 Royal Free, London

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 13:03:39

KMP -I am north london - but know there are a few Battersea people on this thread (placenta brain stops me from remembering who...)

Summerlighning I look well pregnant (and fat lol!). Gave into the lure of maternity clothes a couple of days ago. was hoping to make it to 20 weeks without. Hey ho. French drs sound very funny! But the healthcare is very good I have heard.

PinguRocks Mon 28-Jul-08 13:04:49

Afternoon ladies. Was lovely to meet those of you who made it on Friday. Have added myself to the birth list.

Summer Lightning - I too do not really look pregnant yet. The big problem I'm finding is that none of my normal clothes fit me but I don't fit into any maternity clothes yet either. Clothes shopping has never been such a chore!

MrsMattie due 28/11 DC#2
snowwombat due 30/11 DC#1
badkitty due 01/12 DC#1
twinkle183 due 01/12 DC#3
pwcbird due 01/12 DC#2
rosmerta due 02/12 DC#2
RawChocolate due 02/12 DC#3
Flumpybumpy due 02/12 DC#3
theyoungvisiter due 03/12 DC#2
Modernlove due 03/12 DC#1
cc21 due 03/12 DC#2
DonnyLass due 03/12 DC#2
LadyThompson due 03/12 DD#1 St Mary's, London
goneundergroundtillfamilyknow due 04/12 DC#3
Verso due 04/12 DC#2
Hanni22anni due 04/12 DC#2
BrightShinySun due 05/12 DC#2
Nolda due 05/12 DC#2 Princess Anne, Southampton
mibbes due 06/12 DC#1 Stirling Royal
majormoo due 06/12 DC#3
pixsix due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas', London
elenamaesmummy due 07/12 DC#2
jenduck due 07/12 DC#1
Beans33 due 07/12 DC#1 St Thomas' London
poisondwarf due 08/12 DC#2 Homerton, London
toratora due 08/12 DC#3
Mina30 due 08/12 DC#2
lal07 due 08/12 DC#2
jumpjockey due 08/12 DC#1
JamInMyWellies due 09/12 DC#2 St Johns, Chelmsford
ChutneyMary due 10/12 DC#3
Artichokes due 10/12 DC#2
hiccymapops due 11/12 DC#2
Bisou due 12/12 DC#1
fishnchips due 12/12 DC#3
Jackstini due 12/12 DC#2
kayzisexpecting due 12/12 DC#2
Alliebongo due 13/12 DC#3
KutilPutil due 13/12 DC#2
cococat due 14/12 DC#1
pootleflump due 14/12 DC#2
Katie3677 due 14/12 DC#2
monkeydops due 15/12 DC#2
Veggiemummy due 1512 DC#2 Homebirth in Derby
bunnysgirl due 16/12 DC#2
Kmp1 due 17/12 DC#1 Queen Charlottes London
chinchi due 17/12 DC#2 Calderdale Royal, Halifax
IceCube due 18/12 DC#1 Homebirth in Cheshire
snorris due 18/12 DC#5
SummerLightning 18/12 DC#1 Addenbrookes Cambridge
moaningminnie2020 due 20/12 DC#2
reban due 20/12 DC#4
hotmama due 21/12 DC#3
RhinestoneCowgirl/MaeWest due 21/12 DC#
abbymeg due 21/12 DC#2
waitinggirl 21/12/ DC#1 - Whittington, London
georgiepig due 22/12 DC#2
NineUnlikelyTales due 22/12 DC#2
hattyyellow due 22/12 DC#3
Indith due 24/12 DC#2
Turniphead1 due 24/12 DC#3- St John & Elizabeth's, North London
zoejeanne due 24/12 DC#1, Scarborough
Missmama due 25/12 DC#3
Disenchanted due 25/12 DC#3
kitkat9 due 25/12 DC#3
Annagt due 25/12 DC#1
strikey due 25/12 DC#2
GettingBiggerBird due 25/12 DC's#2&3 Homerton, London
purplepansy due 25/12 DC#3
PinguRocks due 25/12 DC#1 St Thomas' London
Jollybear due 26/12 DC#1
tm2 due 26/12 DC#1
GordontheGopher due 26/12 DC#2
Twiga/okaythen due 26/12 DC#3
LitterBug due 26/12 DC#3
Olipop due 27/12 DC#2 (one DS already age 2 1/2) - West Middlesex Hospital London
simmo14 due 27/12 DC#2
rowergirl due 27/12 DC#2
feb due 28/12 DC#2
babblington due 29/12 DC#3
EffiePerine due 30/12 DC2 Homerton, London
march29 due 31/12 DC2

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 13:08:05

ps I am having Viennetta for after my lunch today....mmmmmm

JamInMyWellies Mon 28-Jul-08 13:09:37

Hola everyone, will catch up properly later been doing the housework all morning off to have a shower as am post cleaning minging wink

rosmerta Mon 28-Jul-08 13:18:32

Hi to the new people!

Kpm1, whereabouts are you? I'm in W London, there's a local thread here if you want to pop over & say hello!

zoejeanne Mon 28-Jul-08 13:26:14

Morning all, and hi to the new people. I hope the Londoners who met up this weekend all had fun?

Having spent the last few weeks telling everyone I'm not a normal pregnant lady, because I'm not feeling the heat and am actually colder than normal, today I am sweating like a piggie and gu;ping gallons of water! That'll teach me to keep my mouth shut in future ...

Can't believe we've only got 100 or so days to go - that's a bit scary!!

I have a DH foot in mouth tale to add to LadyT's - after the first scan I complained to my DH that the midwife was really digging in the scanner and it actually hurt - to which he sensitively replied "they'll have to do that to get through the fat". Love him, sometimes ...

Z.x

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 13:31:12

Zoe lol at your DH. Mine kept saying to me last night "wow - you look really really pregnant".

"er well I am pregnant - nearly 5 months, so chances are it will be apparent" Doh. Obviously the Viennetta is helping!

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